Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

March 20, 2020 12:30pm

Edelweiss/Corona Virus Update

These are unprecedented times indeed and the proper course of action can be hard to determine in the midst of a crisis such as this. However one thing is clear and that is in order to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus clear, quick, and accurate communication is a must.

Earlier this week we became aware that a guest who stayed at the Edelweiss from March 11-17th has tested positive for Covid-19 infection. The Edelweiss has taken all precautions/recommendations of the New Mexico Public Health Department and the individual is understood to be in quarantine in a location outside of Taos County.

All Edelweiss guests who stayed with us during the entire period this guests was in house have been notified of this event. At the Edelweiss we started extreme cleaning and sanitizing and personal safety measures on Monday March 9th, two days prior to their arrival.

We feel that is it prudent that we share this information with the public and have made particular efforts to inform those that may have had contact with the patient while in Taos Ski Valley. It is incumbent on all of us to practice extreme social distancing practices and a 14 day self-quarantine if you show any signs of Covid-19. We ask that all guests or visitors to the Edelweiss over the last week or so, please inform us (in addition to the NM Department of Public Health at 855-600-3453) if they too test positive for the virus so that we can do our part to keep the greater community informed of such cases and potential exposure risks.

Here are recommendations of best practices for those who feel they might have been exposed to someone with confirmed Covid-19 infection.

Hoping you and your family are safe and healthy,
Kent Forté
General Manager

 

 

March 15, 2020 9:30pm

March 15th Evening Update

The Taos Ski Valley Resort closed it operations as of 5pm this afternoon.  All TSV operations are shut and remaining guests are being assisted to return home at their earliest convenience.

At the Edelweiss all arriving guests for Sunday the 15th were notified of the impending closure nearly 24 hours ago and successfully deterred from arriving in Taos Ski Valley.  A few remaining guests are being taken care of are expected to depart the property and Taos Ski Valley by Monday or Tuesday.  There are currently 5 long term residents living at the Edelweiss with whom we have met and discussed personal protective measures and social isolation.  After and appropriate period of self-quarantine measures will be reassessed.

The Blonde Bear Tavern served its last meal for the season this evening taking care of pre-existing reservations and in house guests primarily with orders “to go”.  Our exercise room, Club (meeting room) and game room have been locked up in order to minimize interpersonal contact.  

For the next three days we plan to keep the building locked to the public with only essential staff members on site to care for the property and remaining in house guests.  On Thursday after this 72 hour “soft quarantine” staff will return to begin a deep clean of the property for spring.  Additional protective measures have also been put into effect.

This was quite an unexpected way to end the season and certainly a disappointment for all of us.  The Edelweiss and its team are fully supportive of the measures and decisions made by the Taos Ski Valley resort.  The Edelweiss recognizes the need to do its part to act aggressively to mitigate the virus and protect our small Taos community, guests and staff.

On behalf of our the Edelweiss Staff I want to thank you all for your support this season and in particular through this difficult time.  I can only hope that there is a silver lining to this crisis and that it is that our community will come together and be closer and stronger than ever.

Be well-

Kent

 

March 15, 2020 9am

Update for March 15th 9:30am 

We are trying to stay abreast of the situation here in Taos Ski Valley and keep all of you updated.  This is clearly an extremely fluid situation and we will do out best to provide the latest updates here on our home page.  Updates will date and time stamped.


The latest word from the resort is that they will be closing for the season as of today at 4pm. Today the resort will not be selling any additional lift tickets. We are not taking any reservations and are offering full refunds for all cancellations. For those with a reservation and no place else to go we will do our best to accommodate you however we cannot guarantee that our food and beverage services will be fully functioning.


This is all the information we have at present. We are monitoring the situation closely and we will be sure to post on the home page of our website any additional information as it becomes available.
As always our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests and staff. With that in mind, we are offering full refunds for any guests who wish to cancel their travel plans to stay with us at the Edelweiss in the coming days.


To cancel your upcoming reservation with us, please email our general manager directly kforte@edelweisslodgeandspa.com. Upon receipt of such emails, you can expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their request and the cancellation of your reservation. We appreciate your patience as we process the refunds of deposits for cancellations.

 

March 14, 2020

Import Corona Virus/TSV Update

As you may know by now, yesterday Friday March 13th, the management of Taos Ski Valley Inc, operators of the Taos Ski Valley Ski Resort, announced that they were shortening the ski season and moving the closing date to Sunday March 22nd. This was intended to be the socially responsible plan that would reduce the impact of closing on both the local community and those with established plans to come to Taos Ski Valley for their spring vacation.


Since that decision was made and announced, this afternoon nearly all major ski resorts in Colorado, Utah and California have announced that they will be closing effectively immediately, some by order of the governor of Colorado.


As of tonight, Saturday March 14th, the Taos Ski Valley, Inc. has indicated they plan to operate their lifts until Sunday March 22nd, however in light of recent events there is a high likelihood that the Taos Ski Valley Ski Resort may close prior to that date.


It is also the intention of the Edelweiss and the Blonde Bear restaurant to remain open until Sunday March 22nd, however this too is subject to change.


This is all the information we have at present. We are monitoring the situation closely and we will be sure to post on the home page of our website any additional information as it becomes available.
As always our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests and staff. With that in mind, we are offering full refunds for any guests who wish to cancel their travel plans to stay with us at the Edelweiss in the coming days.


To cancel your upcoming reservation with us, please email our general manager directly kforte@edelweisslodgeandspa.com. Upon receipt of such emails, you can expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their request and the cancellation of your reservation. We appreciate your patience as we process the refunds of deposits for cancellations.


Sincerely,
Kent Forté
General Manager
Edelweiss Lodge and Spa

 

 

March 13, 2020

Edelweiss, TSV, and the Coronoa Virus; Closing Day is now March 22nd

The Edelweiss and Taos Ski Valley Inc. (the resort) is aware of New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham’s decision regarding the emergency declaration. We have already implemented steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our guests.  It has been decided that in the interest of public health the Taos Ski Valley Resort will cease operations at the end of the day on Sunday March 22nd.  In the meantime, as always, we are encouraging everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as is typical during flu and cold season.

Across the resort and our lodge the staff pays very close attention to cleanliness and sanitation. And most importantly, our staff continues training about preventative measures for spreading germs, and are given the resources and time to keep themselves and our guests healthy.

The Edelweiss encourages everyone to play their part in reducing the spread of respiratory viruses and following these steps will help:
• Stay home when you are sick and limit close contact with other people except for the medical care that you need.
• Cover your cough and sneezes to reduce the spread of infectious droplets and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol. 
• Clean “high touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners.
• Avoid sharing personal household items.
• If you are sick, still wash your hands frequently when you are in places where there may be other sick people and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

We are watching the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation via the New Mexico Department of Health.  Please contact us if you have any questions about your reservation, cancellations, or additional information regarding the remainder of the 2020-21 ski season.  You can also find updates on the resort operations and plans at their website.

 

Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Lodging in Taos Ski Valley

Where luxury lodging meets world-class skiing and snowboarding.

The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa is truly the peak of luxury lodging in Taos Ski Valley. Located on the Strawberry Hill slopes in the Taos Ski Valley resort base area, the Edelweiss features true ski-in/ski- out convenience and easy direct access to the Children’s Ski School via the Gondolita. The Edelweiss Lodge & Spa blends a sophisticated ambiance, an array of amenities, and professional service for a first-class lodging experience.

The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa offers one, two, and three-bedroom vacation condominiums as well a limited number of “lock-off”  hotel rooms for your choice of lodging in Taos Ski Valley. Each condominium is uniquely furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, satellite television, and high speed internet.  

The Edelweiss has it all. We hope you will come discover what makes the Edelweiss “The Peak of Luxury in Taos Ski Valley”.

Our Accommodations

Dining

The Blonde Bear Tavern  is open daily during the ski season for Aprés Ski and dinner, featuring world-class cocktails, wine bar, and critically acclaimed food.  The lobby game room has a large flat-screen television, pool table, and foosball tables to keep the kids entertained.  The Edelweiss’ Café Naranja offers Taos Ski Valley’s favorite breakfast spot with freshly baked pastries, full espresso bar, fresh squeezed juice, and local favorites like the Breakfast Burrito and Huevos Rancheros featuring fresh green and red chili.

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Spa

The Spa at the Edelweiss offers a range of spa treatments including a variety of massage therapies, facials, body scrubs, and private yoga instruction.

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Amenities

  • Full Service Spa
  • On-Site Dining and Après Ski
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • Ski Valet
  • Boot Lockers,
  • On-site underground parking

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Location

Located at the base of Taos Ski area. Ski in / Ski out, walk to shops and dining. On site parking.

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Ski Taos

What makes Taos Ski area so special? The Mountain, the people, our independence.

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