Our Story

Le Ski Mastery is the only family-owned ski shop in Taos Ski Valley. Alain and Peggy, owners and operaters, welcome you to their quaint shop that offers outstanding service and state-of-the-art equipment.

Since their humble beginnings in 1990, Alain and Peggy have created a legacy of world-class services in Taos Ski Valley. From ski tuning and repairs to demos and rentals, they have served locals and visitors alike with expertise and heart.

Alain’s passion for the sport began when his parents introduced him to the sport of skiing and hiking in the mountains when he was 3 years old. Alain quickly became a successful young ski racer, which landed him in the top 15 at the World Junior Championships in Italy. Eventually, he began racing on the French National Ski Team, racing in the Europa Cup and participating in the World Cup selection. In 1982, he claimed the National Championship of Spain along with many National titles in France.

In 1983, Alain came to the United States to race on the World Pro Tour. He also competed in South America and Canada, making him the force to be reckoned with in the circuit. Alain later on became part of the U.S National Ski Team, as a ski technician for World Cup Champion Tamara McKinney in 1988.

After competing for 20 years at the highest level, Alain decided to become a fully certified ski instructor and ski coach first in France and later in the United States. His knowledge and passion for the sport of skiing is contagious to this day.

 

New location in

Taos Ski Valley

Celebrating our 30 years in Taos Ski Valley!

Le Ski Mastery is now located just up the street from our previous location.

Come see our new location!

Alain and his wife Peggy met in Colorado while skiing, and moved to Taos through their French connection with Jean Mayer. They were taken with the diversity of the culture, the people and the mountain, deeming Taos an exceptional place to raise their two children.

Before moving to Taos, Peggy was a computer programmer in Denver after having received her Bachelor’s degree of Science from the University of Colorado Denver. She tackles everything from retail, accounting to tech work. Peggy’s expertise in business and Alain’s passion for the sport is an ideal combination for running a successful business.

Like his father before him, both children developed a propensity for skiing and the outdoors at an early age. Their eldest daughter, Amanda, reached international success at the Whistler Cup in British Colombia where she placed in the top 15 in the world. She graduated from Colby College in 2015, where she started out on the NCAA Division I Alpine Ski Team. Nicolas, on the other hand, just recently rounded up his professional skiing career as a competitor on the NCAA Division I Alpine Ski Team at UNM for all four years.

These thrilling pursuits are intricately intertwined with Le Ski Mastery, a business whose goal is to share with anyone of any level the best experience possible.

Trust them to deliver only top-of-the-line skis and boots, to get you up and going in the right direction.

Proud Partner of

St.BernardtTaos.com

Proud Partner of

PowderhornVR.com

Personalized world class ski tuning!

Le Ski Mastery uses state-of-the-art Montana stone grinding machines to tune your skis to perfection. This can only be achieved from 45 years of practical experience along with his well trained team.

Testimonials

“I can’t say enough good things about this shop… First off, they gave my skis an edge like I’ve never had before. Even on the early season snow, I was loving life.

But secondly, someone took my poles by accident, and I really loved that they loaned me a set for the week. Really happy with the service.”

– John M. (Corona del Mar, CA)

“Man! This place is great. The guy running this shop is top notch. Best tune up on my skis I’ve ever had. Really nice guy who worked extra hard to get it done for me on short notice, and at a great price. Can’t say enough. Go here if you like to be treated right!”

– David J. (La Jolla, CA)

“Great place + Great customer service + Great family shop in the heart of Taos Ski Valley.

Merci, Alain et famille!”

– Barbara LK (Emmingen-Liptingen Germany)

How Can We Assist You?

If you need recommendations for the perfect alpine skiing equipment for you, then:

Call: (575) 776-1403

Email: alain@newmex.com

 

Do you already know what you need? If you would like to reserve your equipment online, visit our booking page.