Ski New Mexico News

Hike to Wheeler Peak - Elevation 13,161

By: Monica Christofferson | April 19, 2019 There are two ways to reach the highest peak in New Mexico and we asked an expert to guide us through both assents. Our guide, Ray Honea, highly recommended that we start in Red River and arrange a shuttle to pick us up at the bottom of the Taos side. Plus the cold beer at the Bavarian Restaurant would be well earned. Hike to Wheeler Peak From Red River NM The hike to Wheeler…

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…

4 Reasons to Use On Mountain Childcare

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 15, 2019   Family vacations are often yearly highlights. There’s nothing like getting time to unwind, relax, and have fun together away from the daily grind of work, school, and so on. But sometimes, vacationing with children can be a struggle! Next time you go skiing, you might consider leaving your children in one of the resort child care centers. Here’s why.   They’re safe. Let’s face it. Leaving your children with someone you…

Our First Family Vacation in Red River, NM

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 1, 2019 Red River, N.M., will always hold a special place in my family’s heart. It’s where I got my first snowboard lessons as an adult, it’s where I perfected my “falling leaf,” it’s where I waited out a snowstorm at the only hotel in town with a generator, and now, it’s where I took my children for our first family vacation.   My husband and I made the decision to become foster parents…

February 23 Storm Totals!

By: Monica Christofferson | February 25, 2019 We had an great storm this last week.  The conditions are amazing at all 8 New Mexico ski areas.  Make plans to get out and enjoy the skiing in New Mexico this winter!  It Amazing! Totals reflect a 7 day total starting February 18, 2019 Angel Fire Resort  - 14" Pajarito - 31" Red River Ski and Summer Area - 32" Sandia Peak - 10" Ski Santa Fe - 48" Sipapu Ski…

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…

We Love the Ladies!

By: Monica Christofferson | February 8, 2019 I’ve always wanted to have best girl friends like from Sex and the City, GIRLS, or The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. A group of gals who will cheer me on, laugh with me, comfort me while I cry, and experience the highs and lows of life by my side! Now, a few events in New Mexico are bringing women together for a time of fun and friendship on the slopes! Don’t…