Happenings

Coming To A Close, But Stay In Touch

By: Monica Christofferson | April 5, 2019 This year, we’ve been beyond lucky to enjoy one of the best winters in New Mexico history. We’re closing out the season with 60+ inch bases at several resorts and fun events planned to enjoy as the season comes to an end. The true mountain-lovers know that ski areas can be enjoyed all year long, with hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, sightseeing from the lifts, and more. If you want to stay…

5 Great Stops on Your Way to New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 28, 2019   Driving to New Mexico from Oklahoma or Texas can be a great experience if you know where to go. These five places are perfect to stretch your legs and explore. They will leave you excited and refreshed during your trip to the mountains!   Photo by @wanderyonder.photography Cadillac Ranch The Stonehenge of the West is a must see for any traveler driving through Amarillo. Check out ten Cadillacs buried nose down,…

Ski NM Annual Pond Skimming Events

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 21, 2019 The rules are simple: get down the slope as quickly as you can and preferably in the wackiest costume you can find, then do your best to sustain both verticality and forward momentum as you glide or skim across the surface of an ice-cold body of water. Make it all the way across, and glory will be yours as you bask in the roars of the appreciative crowd. Fail to get enough…

The Season is Not Over Yet

By: Monica Christofferson | March 21, 2019 Thanks to record snowfalls, New Mexico Ski areas are ringing in spring with fun events and an extra week of skiing! Some areas are reporting more than 250 inches of snow and have even had some late season storms. What a better way to celebrate the extended season than with some pond skimming? Ski Areas with Extended Openings Pajarito Open daily until March 24, and on weekends until April 7. Sipapu Open…

MUST DO Family Activity

By: Kelsie Stelting | February 20, 2019 A highlight of my winter was taking my family on vacation to Red River, New Mexico. My husband and I were eager to snowboard, for our son to try skiing for the first time, and to have a little bonding with our one-year-old! One of our favorite parts of the entire trip was going tubing! Here are a few reasons why you should try it too: 1. The entire family can get…

Brewski 2019

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 24, 2019 A trip to a New Mexico ski area isn’t complete without taking in the local culture. New Mexico is famous for its cuisine, picturesque views, and even the growing craft brewery and winery scene. This year, you can try out local wines and brews at Brewski events across the state. Taos Winter Wine Festival – Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 Every wine lover will relish this four-day event in Taos. More than…

How to Simplify Your Ski Trip

By: Monica Christofferson | January 10, 2019 There’s a reason why people say they need a day or two to unwind from vacation. Going on a trip with (or without) family can be a stressful experience. Luckily, modern technology and careful planning can simplify your vacation and make it more enjoyable for everyone involved! Here are our top 10 tips to simplify and enjoy your time on the mountain. Book ahead of time Uncomplicating your vacation starts before you…

Adaptive Sports in New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 3, 2019 Spending time of the mountain means different things to different people. Some seek the mountains for recreation, fresh air, time with family, and more. Fortunately, organizations like Adaptive Sports Program, Not Forgotten Outreach and the Fifth Annual Military Winterfest have made the ski season more inclusive for people of all abilities. Adaptive Sport Program New Mexico Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has been offering therapeutic recreational activities to children and adults with disabilities for more…

New Year's Celebrations 2019

By: Kelsie Stelting | December 27, 2018 Step up your New Year’s Eve game this year and celebrate in the mountains! With events suitable for the entire family, enjoy good company, food, drinks and entertainment right by the lifts. Angel Fire Resort Bring in 2019 in Angel Fire with an NYE torchlight parade! Dress warmly and gather at the base of the mountain to watch a spectacular show of athleticism and light as skiers come down the mountain guided…

Reaching New Heights

By: Kelsie Stelting | November 28, 2018 If you read our latest post on new features at New Mexico Ski Areas, you know just how much there is to be excited about this year. One of the biggest changes is the announcement of Taos Air’s flights from Austin International and Dallas-Love Field airports to Taos. In less than an hour, you could be in New Mexico, ready to spend a wonderful time skiing. Those of you who have spent…