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Beginners: Start Here

By: Monica Christofferson | March 5, 2018 Learning a new sport—or re-learning if you haven’t been in a while—can seem daunting. Being prepared and knowing your limits are vital to having a fun time on the slopes. Luckily, New Mexico ski areas have great amenities for just this reason! Lessons Getting taught by trained professionals is a game changer. Ski schools throughout the state are equipped to teach people of all ages and abilities. Lessons can help you be…

Moving On Up - Taos Ski Valley

By: Monica Christofferson | February 26, 2018 For the last several months, Taos Ski Valley visitors have been able to enjoy the improvements made over the last year. This season marks the updated learning area, the renovated children’s center, the ski area’s push for sustainability, and the tenth year of snowboarding at Taos. Strawberry Hill, Taos’s beginner area, was reshaped to offer five beginner sections, allowing for a smooth progression for novice skiers and riders. With each section gradually…

Skiing New Mexico - Daniel Gibson

By: Monica Christofferson | February 5, 2018 New Book Celebrates New Mexico’s Snow Sports The University of New Mexico Press recently released Skiing New Mexico: A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment. It is the first-ever comprehensive profile of the state’s alpine, Nordic and backcountry skiing. The 130-page book provides a New Mexico-born and -raised insider’s guide to skiing and snowboarding, with thousands of helpful details on the state’s downhill ski resorts and its diverse cross-country…

Riding the Rails

By: Monica Christofferson | January 29, 2018 Are you looking for a little adventure on the mountain this winter? This is the season to hone your skills and have a some fun in the terrain park at the same time.  Terrain parks are quickly becoming one of the most popular areas on the mountain and a great way to challenge yourself.  It's not uncommon for skiers to spend much of the day in the park, riding the features and…

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…