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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…

Go Green...Beginners Paradise

By: Kent Wilhelmi | March 6, 2017 New Mexico is not only an affordable winter destination, we're also a great place to get started with skiing or snowboarding. Each one of our mountain resorts boast unique and world-class ski school programs that are complimentary to any family's budget. From the award-winning Ernie Blake Snowsports school at Taos, to the never-ever packages at nearby Sipapu – we'll have all abilities in your family covered. To celebrate learning to ski or…

Torchlight Parades

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 6, 2017 Every Saturday night at Red River Ski & Summer Area people gather to watch the torchlight parade. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Logistics From a distance, the torchlight parade looks like people waving lights down a mountain. Up close, it’s much more than that. Area skiers and snowboarders hold onto actual balls of fire, and, in an extreme act of coordination, wave them around while sliding down the…

Green Chile and Cold Brews

By: Martin H. Jones, PhD, aka “The Professor” | March 6, 2017   Eating at ski resorts can often be expensive with rather generic food offerings. In New Mexico, you can get a large meal for under $15, or cheaper, with the state’s unique take on cuisine. Then, wash it down with a cold local craft brew and grab a Taos bar for your mid-ski snack. What is Green Chile? Somewhere between smoke and heat resides green chile – a pepper that is a…

3 Reasons We Love Ski Apache

By: Kelsie Stelting | February 27, 2017 When we think of Ski Apache, we think about amazing trails, stunning views, and an incredible skiing experience. With 55 trails, 11 lifts, a snow-making operation, and more than 750 skiable acres, Ski Apache makes skiing in New Mexico even sweeter. Here are a few of our favorite things about Ski Apache. The Apache Bowl The Apache Bowl is one of the most popular runs at Ski Apache. With a wide path…