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A.A. Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures

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Address: Taos Ski Valley, NM
Phone Number: +1 575-751-6051
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Best Horse Back Riding we have ever had

I was a bit skeptical when we pulled into the Taos ski area. The instructions from Big Al were very clear but there was a lot of construction going on. We parked per the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
E06373
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Fort Worth
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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when we pulled into the Taos ski area. The instructions from Big Al were very clear but there was a lot of construction going on. We parked per the directions and Big Al pulled up next to us right one time. We knew we selected the right outfit right from the start. The ride up... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We found Big Al's horseback adventures by a brochure at the motel in Taos. I was concerned about the weight limit and couldn't find any vendor in Colorado that would let me ride. I weigh 265 and most limits are 220 or less. Big Al could accommodate up to 280 so we called him up and had a ride leaving... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a great horseback riding experience with Big Al, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see some beautiful scenery! This isn't a ride that you just pick up on the street corner that wanders through some sage brush in the flat desert. Big Al drove us up the mountain to his Cowboy Camp (elev 11,000 ft),... More 

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Big Al runs one of the finest and best tourists activities I have ever done. My daughter and I took his snowmobile tour where Al takes you high in the mountains, where he has private access to old mining roads throughout the Kit Carson National Forest above the Taos Ski Valley Resort. His tour is challenging enough to keep you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

My family of 4 had s great time snowmobiling. My five year old loved it! The two year old not as much. You meet the guide at the deck of St Bernard and then they take you to a truck where you load up and are driven to where the snowmobiles are. After a quick lesson on how to drive,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My whole family thought it would be a good idea to take a snowmobile tour. So, we booked one with A.A. The trip was absolutely BORING! We never got over 5 mph, and we only made 1 stop. Yes, 1 stop and we were rushed by Big Al to get our pictures taken quickly. There was never any discussion on... More 

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Midland, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR! If you want to spend two hours sucking exhaust from the snowmobile 10ft in front of you, this is the trip for you! Al spends more time stopping to make sure you don't get out of line than you do moving at a blinding 5 decades an hour. I have been on numerous snowmobile and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I can't believe the reviews I'm reading about Big Al's tour! Some people are such hard to please jerks!! We had an amazing experience with big Al and his crew. Yes we got there early at 12:15 and the tour departed at 1, but your sitting at the bottom of the ski slopes with incredible views! Honestly, who cares if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Definitely make this part of your trip! I read these reviews after making reservations and had the idea that it would be a slow boring ride with multiple stops and waiting on beginner riders etc.. That is not this tour. Blake did a great job getting back to me even with bad cell service, the ride up the mountain in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

First be careful of the price structure. If you are an adult with a child riding with you the fee is $80 plus $20 for the child. If TWO adults share ONE snowmobile the charge is $160, the same price as renting two snowmobiles. Why? I don't know, but you might as well get every adult their own snowmobile based... More 

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