THE BAVARIAN RESTAURANT AT TAOS SKI VALLEY
Santa Fe New Mexican
EAT & DRINK
100 Kachina Road, Taos Ski Valley I 575-776-2291 I skitaos.com If you scale the majestic peaks to Taos Ski Valley, you will no doubt hear about the locally famous Bavarian Restaurant, located at Lift 4. (It’s also accessible by car, even in snowy conditions, if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle.) Everything you would expect from a ski resort eatery is at play here: chalet architecture and great German-inspired food — think bratwurst with sauerkraut and apple strudel. A warm pretzel with a side of beer cheese is a must to accompany your first stein from the evolving list of interesting and hardto-find German beers on tap. Opened in 1996, the Bavarian and its deck offer a charming and authentic alpine experience to relish after or in between the day’s runs. Watch for popular dinner events such as fondue nights, sleigh rides, and family-style meals.