The new one-way flights, which will operate between January and March, will start at $180
Beginning in January, direct air service between Carlsbad and Taos will be available three times a week in time for the peak ski season.
Taos Air is touting the new air service as akin to a charter flight experience but offered at a price more in keeping with commercial airline tickets. One-way flights between Taos Regional Airport and McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad will start at $180; there are no charges for baggage. Service will start Jan. 9.
The airline also offers complimentary ground shuttle service between the airport and Taos Ski Valley’s newest hotel, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, along with complimentary ski and snowboard rentals for four days.
“Taos Air will now offer Southern Californians more accessibility to Ikon Pass destination Taos Ski Valley, an independent resort known for its pristine alpine conditions, thrilling terrain, extensive revitalization efforts, and commitment to environmental and social responsibility,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley, Inc. “Taos Air will also provide a new route to the incomparable Northern New Mexico cultural and arts scene.”
The direct charter flights, which will also operate between Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles and Taos, will run through March 29. Winter service will consist of one flight to and from each destination every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday or Monday holiday. The full winter schedule is available at TaosAir.com.
Nestled among the peaks of northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is undergoing a $300 million upgrade of its infrastructure, including a new high-speed quad chair lift.