You must have a valid Access Permit to mountain bike, hike or trail run on Northside. It's easy to obtain a permit in the Village of Taos Ski Valley (locations listed below), or at the trailhead, or click the link below to download an application.


For Daily Access Permits, we suggest purchasing them in person from one of the businesses listed here. If purchasing at the trailhead kiosk on the property, please have exact change or a check.


NOTE - In the winter, the trailhead kiosk is closed. Please purchase your permit before heading out on the trail.


Annual Access Permits can be purchased at the trailhead kiosk or at any of the businesses listed here.


If purchasing at the trail kiosk, visitor’s center, or by mail, please fill out the application form as per the instructions on the application, and a permit card and map will be mailed to you. Until you receive your permit card, carry the yellow copy with you at all times you are within the Northside property boundary.


Click here to open and print the Access Permit Application

Click here to open and print the Access Permit Holder Rules, Acknowledgments & Agreements

(both are a legal size PDF, so click the shrink to fit option for letter size in the print dialog box)


Purchasing instructions are on the application.


If you buy a daily permit, then decide you would like an annual  permit, we will be happy to apply the permit(s) you've already bought towards the annual permit. Make sure to attach your previous permit receipts to your application.



Mountain Biking -
Open all year, but late June to mid-October is snow free.

Daily $10

Annual $50


Hiking, Snowshoeing & Trail Running -
Open all year

Daily $5

Annual $50


Purchase a Combo permit for all these activities at the same time for only $75.


For further inquires, groups of 6 or more, or for family permit opportunities, please call 575-776-3233.

Permits are available for purchase at:


The trailhead kiosk (self service pay) located 1/4 mile past the property gate.


In Taos

  • Gearing Up Bicycle Shop
  • Taos Cyclery


In Taos Ski Valley

  • Village of Taos Ski Valley Chamber Visitors Center and Welcome Hut (located on the upper level parking)
  • Taos Sports (at the base of Lift 1)
  • Columbine Inn and Conference Center
  • Edelweiss Lodge & Spa
  • The Bavarian


Northside at Taos Ski Valley, LLC • PO Box 400 • Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525