Spring Break'n in New Mexico

February 19, 2018 | By: Monica Christofferson

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 lift tickets March 1-8.

“Angel Fire is a year-round Family-Friendly Resort, and Spring Break is no exception to that,” said Ruth Worden, Angel Fire Resort digital media manager. “Our extensive Children’s Ski School Programs and affordable lodging options makes Angel Fire the ideal family destination.”

There will also be family-friendly events at Angel Fire during spring break, like s’mores roasting, movie nights, and more, Worden said.

Pajarito Mountain regularly offers discounts to its patrons like half-off lift tickets for military members or free lift tickets for fourth-graders, fifth-graders, children under seven, and people 70 years and older.

For weekend trip or a vacation spanning all of spring break, Ski Apache offers discounted weekday lessons so the entire family can spend the trip learning or developing their skills together.

Take in Albuquerque along with the mountains at Sandia Peak and Tramway. With beautifully situated slopes, you can spend the day skiing and the evening exploring Albuquerque! Sandia offers several discounts for groups as well as visitors who have a Peak Plus card.

Ski Santa Fe offers the best of both worlds—sublime skiing and proximity to Santa Fe, a premier cultural destination. Take advantage of the Peak Plus card or Six Pack of Fun to save on Spring Break travel.

Check out a torchlight parade in Red River March 3, 10, or 17 to see local skiers and snowboarders put on a fiery, fireworks display. The small-town atmosphere, fun events, and great deals on lift tickets will have you wishing you could stay longer than spring break!

Ian McPherson, a Sipapu representative, said resort employees have been working to make this spring break enjoyable for people of all ages, budgets skill levels and interests.

“With lodging deals, ticket specials, free lessons, and even free lift tickets, spring break at Sipapu is more affordable than ever,” McPherson said. “Sipapu will have plenty of snow and open terrain with something for everyone. There are also two terrain parks for ski and snowboarders who like to stunt!”

Along with great deals, there are several events in the area to enjoy, McPherson said, including Saturday open mic nights at Riverside Café and the 15th Annual Cardboard Derby March 10, where guests build their own sleds using cardboard, duct tape, string or twine, and paint. Contestants then slide down the hill, competing for awesome prizes!

“The next weekend, March 17th, is the Pond Skimming Contest,” McPherson said. “Skiers and boarders test their balance and bravery—and try to stay dry—as they race down the mountain and attempt to “skim” across our skimming pond.”

With spring break right around the corner, it’s time to plan a vacation to celebrate the coming of spring and to soak in some of the best skiing and snowboarding New Mexico has to offer. Comment below to let us know where you’re planning to go for spring break. We hope to see you on the slopes!

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