New Mexico Ski Resorts

New Mexico Skiing

New Mexico Downhill Skiing
and Snowboarding by Region

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North Central Region

New Mexico SkiingMore mountains rise from this region
than anywhere in the state, so most of New Mexico’s downhill ski areas sit here. Steep inclines and plentiful snowfall offer skiers consistent conditions and lots of powder days.

 

 

 

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Angel Fire Resort

Ideal for all skier abilities; spacious, groomed slopes; family-oriented destination skiing resort; state’s only high-speed quad chairlifts. Boasts new snowboard and ski school.

Angel Fire Resort
PO Drawer B
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Website: www.angelfireresort.com
Information: 800-633-7463
Snow conditions: 800-633-7463
Reservations: 800-633-7463
Season: December 15, 2000
to March 25, 2001
Mountain stats: base elevation, 8,600 ft.; peak elevation, 10,677 ft.;
vertical drop, 2,077 ft.
Skiable acreage: 445
Average annual snowfall: 210 in.; snowmaking on 55% of trails
Number of named trails: 68; 31% beginner, 48% intermediate, 21% advanced
Longest trail: 3.2 miles
Number of lifts: 6; 2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 1 surface
Ski area hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Half-day ticket hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

 

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

The Jemez Mountains’ only downhill skiing/snowboarding area; offers challenging ungroomed mogul runs to powder aplenty in the trees.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
PO Box 155
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Website: www.skipajarito.com
Information: 505-662-5725
Snow conditions: 505-662-SNOW; out of state: 888-662-SNOW
Reservations: 800-444-0707
Email address: pajarito@mesatop.com
Season: Mid-December 2000
to mid-April 2001, depending on snow conditions, please call
ahead.
Mountain stats: base elevation, 9,031 ft.; peak elevation, 10,441 ft.;
vertical drop, 1,410 ft.
Skiable acreage: 280 Average annual snowfall: 125 in.; No snowmaking
Number of named trails: 37; 20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced
Longest trail: 2.5 miles
Number of lifts: 6; 1 quad, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 1 surface
Ski area hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and
federal holidays. Special holiday schedule: open daily from 12/23/00
through 1/1/01 conditions permitting.
Half-day ticket hours: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

Red River Ski Area

Located in center of former mining town;
caters to families. Most lodges within walking distance of lifts;
old slopeside mining camp nearby. (505) 754-2223; snowphone:
(505) 754-2220.

Red River Ski Area
PO Box 990
Red River, NM 87558
Website: www.redriverskiarea.com
Information: 505-754-2223
Snow conditions: 505-754-2220
Reservations: 800-331-SNOW
Season: November 23, 2000
to March 25, 2001
Mountain stats: base elevation, 8,750 ft.; peak elevation, 10,350 ft.;
vertical drop, 1,600 ft.
Skiable acreage: 290
Average annual snowfall: 252 in.; snowmaking on 85% of trails
Number of named trails: 57; 32% beginner, 38% intermediate, 30% advanced
Longest trail: 2.5 miles
Number of lifts: 7; 2 triples, 4 doubles, 1 surface
Ski area hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Half-day ticket hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Small, rustic skiing resort along Rio Pueblo in Carson National Forest. Unflagging hospitality caters to family skier/snowboarder fun.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
Route Box 29
Vadito, NM 87579
Website: www.sipapunm.com
Information: 505-587-2240
Snow conditions: 505-587-2240
Reservations: 800-587-2240
Email address: resort@sipapunm.com
Season: December 14, 2000
to March 19, 2001
Mountain stats: base elevation, 8,200 ft.; peak elevation, 9,065 ft.;
vertical drop, 865 ft.
Skiable acreage: 40
Average annual snowfall: 110 in.; snowmaking on 70% of trails
Number of named trails: 20; 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced
Number of lifts: 3; 1 triple, 2 surface
Ski area hours: lifts open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily; rental shop and
retail open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Half-day ticket hours: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

Ski Rio

Variety of terrain; destination resort close to Colorado border. Snowboarding as popular as skiing here; also snow skating, cross-country skiing, tubing, snowcat tours, sleigh rides.

Ski Rio
Post Office Box 159
Costilla, NM 87524
Website: www.skirio.com
Information:
Reservations: 800-2-ASK-RIO
email: info@skirio.com

 Angel Fire Cross Country Skiing

 

Ski Santa Fe

Flanks the Pecos Wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest 18 miles northeast of Santa Fe; offers broad intermediate  skiing/snowboarding runs to narrow expert trails tucked into
tightly grouped conifers.

Ski Santa Fe
2209 Brothers Road, Suite 220
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4126
Website: www.skisantafe.com
Information: 505-982-4429
Snow conditions: 505-983-9155
Reservations: 800-776-7669
Email address: info@skisantafe.com
Season: November 23, 2000
to April 8, 2001 (tentative)
Mountain stats: base elevation, 10,353 ft.; peak elevation, 12,003 ft.;
vertical drop, 1,650 ft.
Skiable acreage: 550
Average annual snowfall: 225 in.; snowmaking on 50% of trails
Number of named trails: 43; 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced
Longest trail: 3 miles
Number of lifts: 7; 1 quad, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 3 surface
Ski area hours: lifts open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Half-day ticket hours: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards

permitted? Yes

Taos Ski Valley

Top-ranked ski school; legendary steep chutes;
this destination skiing resort considered among the best ski mountains in the world. Half of the runs rated advanced; the remaining ideal for beginners and intermediates.

Taos Ski Valley
PO Box 90
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Website: www.skitaos.org
Information: 505-776-2291
Snow Conditions: 505-776-2916
Reservations: 800-776-1111
Email address: tsv@skitaos.org
Rentals: Adventure Ski Shops, www.newmex.com/adventureski/
Season: November 23, 2000
to April 8, 2001
Mountain stats: base elevation, 9,207 ft.; peak elevation, 11,819 ft.;
vertical drop, 2,612 ft.
Skiable acreage: 1,100
Average annual snowfall: 320 in.; snowmaking on 98% of beginner and intermediate
trails
Number of named trails: 72; 24% beginner, 25% intermediate, 51% advanced
Longest trail: 5.25 miles
Number of lifts: 12; 4 quads, 1 triple, 5 doubles, 2 surface
Ski area hours: lifts open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Half-day ticket hours: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

Central Region Skiing

 

Sandia Peak Ski Area

Carved into the eastern slopes of the Sandia Mountains. Snowboarders, telemark and downhill skiers can ride the Sandia Peak Tramway to the top from Albuquerque or drive around the mountains through Cedar Crest to access 30 groomed trails. Lessons and competitions offered in each of the downhill skiing disciplines.

Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway
10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Website: www.sandiapeak.com
Information: 505-242-9133
Snow Conditions: 505-857-8977
Email address: info@sandiapeak.com
Season: Mid-December through
mid-March
Skiable acreage: 200
Snowmaking on 30 acres of trails
Ski area hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (11:00 am to 4:00 pm Christmas
Day)
Snowboards permitted? Yes

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Southeast Region

Ski Apache

Sierra Blanca, at 12,000-foot-high, overlooks Ski Apache Resort, featuring New Mexico’s only gondola lift. This international skiing area attracts scores of Mexican skiers.
Ski school classes offered in Spanish or English; full-service;
55 groomed trails; owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

Ski Apache
PO Box 220
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Website: www.skiapache.com
Information: 505-336-4356
Snow conditions: 505-257-9001
Lodging information: 800-253-2255
Email address: info@skiapache.com
Season: November 23, 2000
to Early April 2001
Mountain stats: base elevation, 9,600 ft.; peak elevation, 11,500 ft.,
vertical drop, 1,900 ft.
Skiable acreage: 750
Average annual snowfall: 183 in.; snowmaking on 33% of trails
Number of named trails: 55; 20% beginner, 35% intermediate, 45% advanced
Longest trail: 2.5 miles
Number of lifts: 11; 1 four-passenger gondola, 2 quads, 5 triples, 1
double, 2 surface
Ski area hours: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm daily
Half-day ticket hours: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowboards permitted? Yes

Snow Canyon

Owned by the Village of Cloudcroft, Snow Canyon is a small day-use skiing area that welcomes beginner and intermediate skiers to its 21 friendly slopes. Great place to learn and hone downhill skills. Information:
505-682-2333.