Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

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42nd Annual Session . . . June 20 - July 21, 2017

Arrival, Departure, Transportation


The Summer School officially begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. You should plan to arrive early enough in the day to have time to move into your room before then. For those arriving in private cars, follow this link for driving directions: www.taosskivalley.com/visitors/getting_here

Note: The Ski Valley lies about 18 miles northeast of Taos. 

If you are flying or taking the train, please schedule your arrival in Albuquerque before 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Send us your complete travel information on the confirmation form indicating whether you need transportation from Albuquerque to Taos Ski Valley. You will receive the confirmation form by mail after acceptance into the program. Please include airline and flight number (or train/bus), arrival time, and a telephone number where you can be reached 24 hours before departure or your cell phone number.


All students requiring transportation to the Ski Valley should gather at the carousel #1 in the baggage claim area of the Albuquerque airport no later than 1:00 pm on June 20, 2017. If you arrive by bus or train, you will have to take a taxi to the airport. 

The shuttle to the Ski Valley currently costs $50 (one way). Please be aware that the drivers of the van are not able to touch your bags due to airport security regulations. We cannot arrange transportation for students arriving in Albuquerque after 1:00 pm on June 20, 2017.

Twin Hearts Express offers direct bus service to Taos Ski Valley, leaving the Albuquerque airport M-F at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. A one-way ticket currently costs $60. The trip takes approximately 3 hours. For further information and reservations call (505) 751-1201.

All Students who attend only the second half and need transportation/shuttle service to the Taos Ski Valley must plan to arrive at the Albuquerque airport/baggage claim area no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. If you have your own transportation, plan to arrive in the Ski Valley no later than 5:30 pm that day.


The School officially closes after breakfast on Friday, July 21, 2017. Please note: To receive full credit for Summer School course work, you must remain in residence until the official closing of the school. Students leaving early are not guaranteed credit.

Remember, the trip from Taos Ski Valley to Albuquerque takes around 3 hours. Please book your return flight for departure in Albuquerque in the AFTERNOON of July 21, 2017.