Happenings

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…

4 Areas Opening this Week

By: Monica Christofferson | November 19, 2018 The 2018-19 New Mexico ski season is shaping up to be a memorable one. Between upgrades at the ski areas and the El Nino winter, visitors can expect extra snow, both natural and manmade. As an added bonus, we will see an extra method of travel to some of our favorite ski areas. While on the slopes, keep a lookout for neat new attractions. Pack your bags and bring your camera. You’ll…

Sipapu Opens Nov. 16

By: Monica Christofferson | November 9, 2018 The First Ski Area in New Mexico Opens Early for the Season. Sipapu Kicks Off Ski Season Next Friday! Because of Sipapu Ski Resort’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system, combined with the help of Mother Nature, Sipapu will open on Friday, Nov. 16 -- earlier than scheduled.  This will be the 16th consecutive year that Sipapu is the first ski area in New Mexico to open for the season. “Sipapu was able to bump…

Closing Days for 2018 Season

By: Monica Christofferson | March 26, 2018 Another season is almost over, and I feel like just yesterday I was writing about how excited I was to go skiing on a New Mexico bluebird day. Now, ski areas are hosting closing day events and turning off the snow makers, and I’m wondering how I’m supposed to fit my ski clothes in storage with the rest of my winter gear. New Mexico ski areas went above and beyond this year,…

Spring Mountain Fun

By: Monica Christofferson | March 19, 2018 Ski season only happens once a year, and New Mexico ski areas make it count. This spring, there are several events to choose from, including pond skimming at Red River Ski & Summer Area and the Rail Jam at Ski Santa Fe. Drag out your one-piece snow suits and fluff up your mullet, because Red River Ski Area is bringing in spring with a throwback pond skim event March 25. The event…

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…

Spring Break'n in New Mexico

By: Monica Christofferson | February 19, 2018 Whether you’re taking a break from college courses, high school homework, or day-job drudgery, New Mexico is the way to go. In addition to diverse cuisine and beautiful scenery, New Mexico offers some of the best ski areas in the country, and at unbeatable prices. Angel Fire Resort is celebrating spring break with several discounts, including free night skiing with same-day lift ticket, lodging discounts for New Mexico residents, and 25% off…

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…

Sipapu February Fun Fest

By: Monica Christofferson | February 5, 2018 For a snow castle, an on-mountain treasure hunt, prizes, and more, make a trip to Sipapu, New Mexico, for February Fun Fest. Lasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, this event ensures a good time for family members of all ages! “February Fun Fest is an event that everyone can enjoy for free,” said Sipapu representative Ian McPherson. “Many of our guests may also qualify for a free lift ticket…