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3 Reason We Love Angel Fire

By: Monica Christofferson | March 5, 2018 I’m on a lift, fresh mountain air filling my lungs and nipping at my cheeks. My eyes are bright, watching the powder pass beneath me, itching to feel it slide under my feet. I’m getting ready to have the adventure of a lifetime at Angel Fire Resort. Here are three reasons you should too. Family Friendly Glancing over the mountain, you see people of all ages and skill-levels. From tots hanging on…

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…

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…

Kid Care and Focused Learning

By: Monica Christofferson | January 25, 2018 Remember when you could pack up for a day on the slopes without taking shifts to watch the kids or hoping the babysitter wouldn’t fall through? We know you love your kids, and Ski New Mexico does too. That’s why ski areas across the state have created top-notch childcare programs. Here’s a list of resorts that offer childcare and lessons so the whole family can enjoy a trip to the mountains. Ski…

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…

Ski NM Military Discounts

By: Monica Christofferson | January 1, 2018 Our military members deserve the best Ski New Mexico has to offer. That’s why resorts throughout the state offer discounts to military members and their families. In New Mexico, service members can find unique perks like discounted lift tickets and lodging. Red River Active duty, reserve, and retired military, including immediate family, can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Red River Ski & Summer Area with discounted lift tickets. You can buy tickets…

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…

Early Season Discounts

By: Monica Christofferson | December 4, 2017 The early bird gets the worm, the early booker gets great discounts at New Mexico ski resorts. For those of you looking for great deals or eager to hit the slopes, planning ahead can save time and money. Red River Ski and Summer Area Visiting Red River Ski and Summer Area during Deal Daze is a great way to save on a trip to the southern Rocky Mountains. Deal Daze are Dec.…

Spring Discounts

By: Monica Christofferson | March 21, 2017 *post updated March 25, 2017 As the season comes to a close, several areas are offering some sweet deals. Ski Santa Fe - Closing April 2, 2017 Discounted lift tickets through April 2nd! Additional Savings with Peak Plus Card Ski Santa Fe Weekend Events: Saturday March 25th - Gladfelter Memorial Bump Contest Sunday March 26th  - Ski Santa Fe Rail Jam Live music at Totemoffs all weekend! Pajarito Mountain - Closing March…

6 Reasons Why We Love Snowboarding

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 13, 2017 “Snowboards are not just pieces of wood, steel, and fiberglass. They are tools of escape. A medium for personal expression. A way to challenge fears, push limits, and share incredible experiences with your friends.” Shred Stuff There are a lot of reasons why I think snowboarding is one of the best ways to spend a winter vacation, but, since you probably don’t want me to ramble on like Shakespeare about powder and…