Green Chili

Taos

Taos Ski Valley's inaugural downhill run.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
6.1 km
Ascent
30 m
Descent
395 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
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Green Chili Map

Description

Green Chili is Taos Ski Valley's first modern foray into downhill mountain biking. This beginner-level flow trail was built by the renowned Gravity Logic trail builders out of Whister, BC, "with the help of the Taos Ski Valley Bike Park Crew," according to SkiTaos.com.

This flow trail offers beginner-friendly berms, rollers, and swoop and flow that rolls down the mountain for 3.5 miles. The trail runs the top of Lift 4 to the bottom of Kachina Basin and was designed so that everyone can enjoy it. Even if you aren't an avid mountain biker, but you do enjoy riding bicycles, you can show up, rent a bike, and have a blast on Green Chili!

"At this time, the Taos Bike Park is not a Park. Yet!" Writes SkiTaos.com. "You will not find any 20’ table tops on Green Chile. In fact, you won’t find any table tops, wall rides, or gravity-defying drops. True to its New Mexico namesake, you will find that Green Chile is exactly what you’ve been looking to add to your life, and provides just the right amount of spice."

The resort intends to continue to build more downhill trails, including more difficult lines, with the help of Gravity Logic. At the time of this writing in 2021, reports indicate that the plans were derailed or postponed due to the pandemic, but hopefully, the trail building will resume soon.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • Jumps

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