Updated: April 20th, 2022

Community Covid-19 Update: Almost Back to “Normal”

The State of New Mexico, our local resort, the local community, and the Edelweiss have been closely aligned and have all worked together to execute a plan that allowed our resort community to operate safely throughout the Covid pandemic.  The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa along with Taos Ski Valley Inc. have been certified as a New Mexico Safe Certified Businesses, and will abide by all required safe practices and more to keep our community and visitors safe.  As things continue evolve we remain committed to safe practices and following all state and local guidelines and safety protocols to assure that visitors during both the summer and winter can be sure of a safe visit.

We are thrilled to report that our community’s efforts allowed us to successfully navigate the past two winter ski seasons without any known outbreaks in our community and we remain confident that we can continue to do the same in the future.  With Covid cases and hospitalizations in steep decline in New Mexico the Governor revoked the statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces.

The focus of our community’s efforts has been and remains not simply to open, but to ensure that we can remain open by avoiding opportunities for the virus to come to our community and spread within it.  We continue to count on you to help us make this a safe and enjoyable place to be for all our guests and community members. The following is a review of various aspects of the guest experience in Taos Ski Valley and the Edelweiss and how a visit this winter will differ from the past.

Staying Safe: What to Expect this Summer

The following is a summary of the latest updates that we feel all guests should be aware of prior to visiting Taos Ski Valley and the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa.

Food and Beverage in Taos Ski Valley:  Dining options in Taos Ski Valley have been more limited than in the past with both the Stray Dog Cantina and the beloved St. Bernard closed indefinitely.  The lasting impact of Covid on the hospitality industry and the labor force continue to be felt in our community with employee recruitment being a tremendous challenge particularly for restaurants.  Due the labor shortages many area businesses and food and beverage operations in particular have limited their services with fewer days of service and/or shortened hours of operation and offerings.  Please keep this in mind as you plan for your food and beverage needs during a visit to the area.

The Blonde Bear Tavern located within the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa will be closed this summer as has been its tradition in the summer.  However the Edelweiss’ Cafe Naranja will be open from Memorial Day weekend through mid-September  for breakfast and lunch with a full bar each Friday through Monday from 8am to 2pm.

Door 38 Pizza is a new restaurant  operation located within the old Stray Dog Cantina location.  They are currently offering lunch and dinner (11am to 8pm) without reservations.  The 192 located within The Blake Hotel is expected to offer lunch and dinner all summer (starting Memorial Day weekend) and The Bavarian Restaurant is expected to open once again for the summer with outdoor lunch and bar services.

Our condominiums all feature full kitchens including all the gadgets you’d find at home for a comfortable cooking experience.  We are encouraging our guests to bring some groceries along so that you can be a little more self-sufficient.  Here in the ski valley we have only one small convenience store that offers all the basics (bread, eggs, milk, soup, etc.).  If you require produce or specialty items you will need to do your grocery shopping at home or in the town of Taos.  For those who will not have a vehicle (arriving by shuttle or Taos Air) we highly recommend the use of a grocery pick up and delivery service provided by Abode Management.  They have been quite busy so it is suggested that you coordinate with them with advanced notice.  Call 575-224-6032 ext 103 for details and to arrange grocery services.

The Spa at the Edelweiss: The Edelweiss’ Spa is operating this summer with all therapists and spa visitors required to be fully vaccinated.  Due to staffing limitations and safety protocols treatment availability will be somewhat more limited than in the past with a current schedule of  11am-6pm each Wednesday through Sunday.  We highly recommend advanced reservations as we expect demand to be high this winter.  Please call our front desk to schedule spa appointments for  your stay at any time (575-737-6900).

Housekeeping Services:  The Edelweiss will not be offering daily housekeeping services this summer.  Linen supplies, replacement of amenities, and other housekeeping needs will be addressed as needed/requested.

Deposit/Cancellation Policies for Summer of 2022

All summer reservations are subject to the policies and guidelines set forth below.

  • All reservations will be secured with a credit card and an advanced deposit equal to 50% of the total projected stay value.
  • For cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, 25% of the paid deposit or $150 (+tax) whichever is larger will be non-refundable. For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to your arrival, the full deposit is non-refundable.

This is what we know now and is subject to change.  We will do our best to keep you informed with changes as they occur.

-Kent Forté, General Manager

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