The Largest & Most Affordable Military Family Ski Event in the Nation at Taos Ski Valley Receives a VA Adaptive Sports Grant

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico – Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite past and present Military Members, their immediate families, and Gold Star Families to enjoy the 9th annual Not Forgotten Outreach Ski Week, from January 17-22, 2023.

Discounts will be available for active duty military, veterans, immediate family & Gold Star Families with appropriate ID.

Providing an affordable week on the slopes, this opportunity includes discounted equipment rentals, lift tickets, group lessons, and steep discounts on lodging, Children’s Ski School, childcare, and more. The event also incorporates group dining, encouraging participants to both spend time together as a family and build relationships with new friends. Through social connection and bonding opportunities, the whole family may reap the healing benefits of community.

Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. is a Taos, New Mexico non-profit that brings together military families from all over the USA at Taos Ski Valley for a fun-filled experience on and off the slopes. The ski resort, started by WWII veteran Ernie Blake, provides a wonderful wintry setting for military members and their loved ones to take an affordable and accessible vacation. Lodging discounts to Military Families are graciously being offered.

NFO’s therapeutic and recreational opportunities for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces provide a year-round “Whole Health Lifestyle” approach in adaptive sports to facilitate the healing process and overcome reintegration challenges. The program supports a Whole Health Lifestyle by providing opportunities to improve relationships, build camaraderie with other Disabled Veterans and Civilians, while also encouraging mindfulness, sports development, self-esteem, and personal well-being.

TSV Resort Deals & Discounts: January 17-22, 2023

Eligibility: Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist, Veteran, Family Members, and Gold Star Families and their Family Members with military ID or other identification verifying military association.

Lift Tickets: $50/day

$3 from each lift ticket will be donated to Not Forgotten Outreach

LessonsLesson TypePriceDetails
Children CenterFull Day$75Childcare, Pre-school, Grade School, Middle School (Rack Rate $200, $130 Childcare)
Children CenterHalf Day$60Childcare, Pre-school, Grade School, Middle School (Rack Rate $160)
Adult SnowsportsFirst Experience$80Lift ticket included (Rack Rate $175)
Adult SnowsportsNovice$80Lift ticket included (Rack Rate $175)
Adult SnowsportsGroup Lesson$40Lift ticket NOT included (Rack Rate $75)
* No Discounts for Private Lesson
Adaptive LessonsAdaptive lesson application process will open soon.
  • $2 from each lesson will be donated to Not Forgotten Outreach
  • Children’s Snowsports School reservations required


  • $10 rentals
  • Full-price demos

The Blake Lodging

50% off Best Unrestricted Rate, may not be combined with any other offers; offer subject to limited availability per day.

Food & Beverage

  • Free Hot Drinks and Snacks at the Base (Tuesday through Sunday at 0900 – 1500)
  • No discounts on alcohol

Catered Dinners

Thursday and Saturday NFO dinners in Tenderfoot Katie’s (TFK)

  • Dinner sign-ups open the week of the event at the information booth
  • Free for active duty military, veterans, immediate family, and Gold Star families with appropriate ID

Future Lift Ticket Rates

2019/2020 Season: $40
2020/2021 Season: $45

Broaden the Experience

There’s also plenty to do when participants aren’t on the slopes.

  • Group Photo Thursday and Saturday at 1600
  • Connected Warriors Yoga every morning at 0900
  • Self-defense class, provided by Defendu Academy of Taos, on Wednesday at 10am
  • VA Mobile Vet Center will be available Saturday 10am – 2pm, to answer both active duty and veteran’s questions on benefits entitlements

Additionally, families may take an outing through Taos, exploring restaurants and the Historic Downtown Plaza, having fun with the kids at Twirl: A Play & Discovery Place, or visiting the 1,000+ year old Taos Pueblo.

Millennials Helping Military Families

We are again blessed to have an AmeriCorps Southwest Region NCCC team, each of team members has received over fifteen hours of training in military culture and military family lives, through the PsychArmor Institute. AmeriCorps NCCC will be on hand to help out during the event.

Volunteers deliver untiring encouragement and friendship

A devoted force of volunteers and specialized ski instructors offer one-on-one instruction, untiring encouragement, and loyal friendship. This bonding and mentorship are critical to the therapeutic value of the event. Using a volunteer team, Not Forgotten Outreach creates a week of events to connect the children and surviving spouses of the Fallen, Active Duty & Veterans with others going through the same experience. The Military Families who attend our annual events walk away knowing they are not alone, and that we honor the Sacrifice the Military Members made while serving our country.

About Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. 

Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to motivating Military Members and Veterans, their Families, and Gold Star Families of Fallen Heroes to participate in recreational and/or therapeutic activities in order to facilitate the healing process. Serving over 4,800 Military Families in 2017, NFO provides opportunities to improve relationships, build comradeship and at the same time enhance “Mindfulness” and personal well-being.

About Taos Ski Valley

Located in northern New Mexico, Taos is one of North America’s premier ski and snowboard destinations, with more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails. Taos has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, spectacular scenery, and amazing terrain, truly making it a world of its own. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley, please visit

Thank you to our partners at Taos Ski Valley for their Continued Support of Military Families

CFC Approved Charity #45291 

 All Not Forgotten Outreach events are alcohol & drug free.