Pioneer Glade, built to address Taos Ski Valley’s lack of a true beginner area, is now the main learner's area and is located immediately across from the bottom of Lift 1.
Pioneer is a long, gentle glade serviced by a triple chair.
Zipper 3 is at the bottom.
From the top of the lift there are a few choices of varying difficulty which later come together in a wide open area.
There are some easy lines through some of the trees which are most often skied by kids.
The whole hill was re-graded in the summer of 2015 to make it more even and consistent.