You must have a valid Access Permit to mountain bike or hike on the Northside. It's easy to obtain a permit in the Village of Taos Ski Valley (locations listed below), or at the trailhead, or click the link below to download an application.
For Daily Access Permits, we suggest purchasing them in person from one of the businesses listed here. If purchasing at the trailhead kiosk on the property, please have exact change or a check.
NOTE - In the winter, the trailhead kiosk is closed. Please purchase your permit before heading out on the trail.
Seasonal/Yearly Permits can be purchased at the trailhead kiosk or at any of the businesses listed here.
To download and mail Seasonal/Yearly Permits, print two copies of the Permit application and one of the Rules. Read the Rules and sign the Permit application. Keep one copy of the Permit application and the Rules, and mail the other copy with your payment. A permit card and map will be mailed to you. Until you receive your permit card, carry your yellow copy with you at all times you are within the Northside property boundary, as depicted on the trail map. Trail maps are also provided at the trailhead.
Click here to open and print the Access Permit Application (legal size PDF, so click the shrink to fit option for letter size in the print dialog box)
Click here to open and print the Access Permit Holder Rules, Acknowledgments & Agreements (legal size PDF, so click the shrink to fit option for letter size in the print dialog box)
Purchasing instructions are also on the applications.
If you buy a daily permit, then decide you would like a seasonal permit, we will be happy to apply the permit(s) you've already bought towards the seasonal permit. Make sure to attach your previous permit receipts to your application.
ACCESS PERMIT PRICES
Mountain Biking -
Open late June to mid-October, weather permitting
Hiking & Snowshoeing -
Open all year
Purchase a permit for all these activities at the same time for only $75.
For further inquires, groups of 6 or more, or for family permit opportunities, please call 575-776-3233.
Permits are available for purchase in
Taos Ski Valley at:
Permits are available for purchase in Taos at:
Northside at Taos Ski Valley, LLC • PO Box 400 • Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525