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2017-18 Holiday Events

By: Monica Christofferson | December 18, 2017 The holiday season is one of the best times to visit New Mexico to truly experience the state’s beauty, culture, and traditions.  Residents and tourists brave the cold weather to view and walk among the many light displays and celebrations. These are some of the most spectacular family-friendly displays, worth a stop if you are in or traveling through New Mexico this holiday season! IN SANTA FE Christmas in the Plaza Santa…

2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

By: Monica Christofferson | December 4, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The field is set for the 12th annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl with the Colorado State Rams and the Marshall Thundering Herd accepting invitations. The game is slated for Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Radio. The matchup pits the Mountain West member against the Conference USA member on the first day of the FBS bowl season. Colorado State (7-5, 5-3 MW), is bowl-eligible…

New and Improved Ski NM

By: Monica Christofferson | November 27, 2017 As if the 2017-18 season isn’t enough cause for celebration, New Mexico ski resorts have made this time even sweeter. New Mexico skiers and snowboarders can look forward to new and updated amenities at many of their favorite resorts this upcoming season. Ski Apache Remember the Apache Bowl? It’s not a football game, but host to some of your favorite runs at Ski Apache. Visitors can now access this area via the…

26" and counting

By: Kent Wilhelmi | March 27, 2017 And Then There Were Three! After a massive storm system dropped more than 2 feet of fresh snow over our northern mountains, the month of March has decided it is most certainly not leaving like a lamb here in New Mexico. Our suddenly epic spring is portended to continue, with OpenSnow.com forecasting winter weather nearly every day this week. Lucky for us in the 505 - Sipapu, Ski Santa Fe, and Taos…

Spring Discounts

By: Monica Christofferson | March 21, 2017 *post updated March 25, 2017 As the season comes to a close, several areas are offering some sweet deals. Ski Santa Fe - Closing April 2, 2017 Discounted lift tickets through April 2nd! Additional Savings with Peak Plus Card Ski Santa Fe Weekend Events: Saturday March 25th - Gladfelter Memorial Bump Contest Sunday March 26th  - Ski Santa Fe Rail Jam Live music at Totemoffs all weekend! Pajarito Mountain - Closing March…

Taos Extends Season

By: Monica Christofferson | March 14, 2017 TAOS OPEN TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH – SUNDAY, THE 9TH It’s been a fantastic season! Taos Ski Valley has decided to extend their season and remain open Tuesday, April 4th through Sunday, April 9th. Monday, April 3rd we will be closed for their Annual Employee Ski Day. We hope you are as happy about this as we are and are looking forward to taking advantage of the extra time to make some more turns and…

6 Reasons Why We Love Snowboarding

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 13, 2017 “Snowboards are not just pieces of wood, steel, and fiberglass. They are tools of escape. A medium for personal expression. A way to challenge fears, push limits, and share incredible experiences with your friends.” Shred Stuff There are a lot of reasons why I think snowboarding is one of the best ways to spend a winter vacation, but, since you probably don’t want me to ramble on like Shakespeare about powder and…

Skiing Into Springtime

By: Kent Wilhelmi | February 27, 2017 While the temperatures in the city may be hitting the 60's this week, minds may begin drifting towards that mountain bike in the garage, or those golf clubs in the corner. While these are noble endeavors to consider, ski season is far from over here in New Mexico, and our ski areas and resorts are all enjoying an awesome, above-average snowpack. Here are just a handful of reasons to keep your gear…

All Are Welcome: New Mexico’s Adaptive Sports Program

By: Martin H. Jones, PhD, aka “The Professor” | February 20, 2017 New Mexico has resources for all types of skiers including those with physical and cognitive impairments. Everybody is welcome to feel the joy of skiing New Mexico’s sunny slopes. Vests Vests. Orange Vests. Not hunter orange, but the subtle orange of a late autumn pumpkin. From 20 feet above the ground, I can see orange vest after orange vest. Contrasting against the pearl white snow, the vests stand out, but the number…

3 Reasons We Love Sipapu

By: Kent Wilhelmi | February 13, 2017 Just south of Taos (and north of Santa Fe), Sipapu has been welcoming snowriders of all ages since 1952. A family ski area from the start, the last decade has seen a number of lift and trail improvements, as well as renovations to the historic base lodge along the Rio Pueblo. Boasting the longest season in the state (first to open, last to close), Sipapu serves up a lot of things we…