Happenings

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…

Ski NM Events

By: Monica Christofferson | January 22, 2018 With some fresh snow on the slopes here are 5 great reasons to head up to the Ski New Mexico! New Mexico ski areas offer a variety of activities for couples, friends and families. If you’re looking for an excuse to get away, make a plan to attend one of these events! Big ol' Texas Weekend Angel Fire Resort  - January 26-28 Angel Fire Resort loves Texans almost as much as… well,…

Photo Contest

By: Monica Christofferson | January 16, 2018 #howiskinmtrue We just made it easier to enter to win a Ski NM True Pass! Now you can upload your photos or video directly to our contest page as well as tag your photo on your public Instagram account or post it to our Facebook wall with hashtag #howiskinmtrue Three Ways To Enter: Upload your photo or video using the contest entry form, or Post your photo or video to a public Instagram…

7 Fun Off-Mountain Activities

By: Monica Christofferson | December 24, 2017 A trip to a ski resort is fun for the entire family. Here are some activities sure to please everyone in the group. Take the scenic route The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and the Ski Apache Gondola take visitors to the peak for a breathtaking view with protection from the cold. The tramway at Sandia Peak spans a distance of 2.7 miles and takes passengers to an observation deck more than 10,000…