The St. Bernard is a family-run establishment founded in 1960 by Jean Mayer. After serving in the famous 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, Jean was invited to Taos by Ernie Blake to help establish what would become the Ski School at TSV. Shortly thereafter, Jean put together the funding to build the initial structure that was the hotel. He named it the "Hotel St. Bernard" after the patron saint of skiing. Over the decades since, the hotel has become a home to generations of guests and patrons. Today it is running strong thanks to the help of many of Jean's children and dedicated staff.