I have been staying at this wonderful, old-world-style hotel in Taos, NM, every winter for 35 years. I learned to ski there, my kids learned to ski here, and my grand kids are now learning to ski here. Jean Mayer is the owner/proprietor, and he is the consummate host. A marvelous Frenchman with bright eyes and a great outlook on life and skiing, Jean makes everyone feel the joie de vivre. All meals are served at the table --- no menus please. And it is 5 star delicious!! The staff are all old friends who have worked there for years, so you feel right at home. Go here, if you want to eat well and be treated like family. I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather go to spend a week skiing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jean Mayer arrived in Taos Ski Valley over fifty years ago with a passion for skiing and a dream to create a sanctuary for like-minded ski lovers. With his family, he began building the hotel in 1960. Its sturdy log construction mirrors European Alpine traditions and is located right at the base of Al's Run and the main chairlift. Today it is the only hotel in Taos Ski Valley still offering the traditional, all-inclusive Ski Week – a full week of immersion into the passion of skiing with every need supplied by a well-trained staff of skiing professionals. At the Hotel St. Bernard we continually evolve while keeping an eye on the past. The St. Bernard has stood the test of time since 1960, nestled on the ski slopes it is a perennial favorite. We maintain an historic appeal but we constantly seek improvement to offer a distinctive flair to our guests. The hotel has 28 lodge-style rooms, a beautiful communal dining room with a superbly stocked bar, a spa and work out room, and ski storage lockers. Enjoy lunch outside on the deck - location, location, location! The deck is located on the ski slope! Enjoy a taste of New Mexico with our famous green-chile cheeseburger, other lunchtime treats, drinks and more! The Hotel St. Bernard Ski Week includes 7 nights in hotel room (double occupancy), 6 morning ski lessons, 6 days lift tickets, three meals a day in the Hotel dining room, and for those of you with children, our world famous children's program!!! ... more less