Ski New Mexico News

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…

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…

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…

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…

KOAT Learn To Ski 2018

By: Monica Christofferson | January 16, 2018 January is learn to ski month!   KOAT 7 in cooperation with Ski New Mexico and all eight of its alpine resorts are pleased to again join the nationwide efforts of “Learn a Winter Sports Month” this January. More than 7,000 children have benefited from the KOAT Kids Learn to Ski & Snowboard program, which now entering its fifth year. For $50 per day, children ages 6 to 12 receive a lesson, a…