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Save on your New Mexico Ski Trip

By: Kelsie Stelting | December 4, 2018 Nothing puts a strain on your pocket book quite like Black Friday and Cyber Monday “savings,” Giving Tuesday donations, and Christmas gifting. Fortunately, New Mexico ski areas have some awesome deals to help get you to the slopes and enjoy your time at a reasonable price. Angel Fire Resort People say teachers like apples, but $99 season passes are WAY better. Right now, Angel Fire Resort is showing their appreciation for teachers…

Reaching New Heights

By: Kelsie Stelting | November 28, 2018 If you read our latest post on new features at New Mexico Ski Areas, you know just how much there is to be excited about this year. One of the biggest changes is the announcement of Taos Air’s flights from Austin International and Dallas-Love Field airports to Taos. In less than an hour, you could be in New Mexico, ready to spend a wonderful time skiing. Those of you who have spent…

4 Areas Opening this Week

By: Monica Christofferson | November 19, 2018 The 2018-19 New Mexico ski season is shaping up to be a memorable one. Between upgrades at the ski areas and the El Nino winter, visitors can expect extra snow, both natural and manmade. As an added bonus, we will see an extra method of travel to some of our favorite ski areas. While on the slopes, keep a lookout for neat new attractions. Pack your bags and bring your camera. You’ll…

Beginners: Start Here

By: Monica Christofferson | March 5, 2018 Learning a new sport—or re-learning if you haven’t been in a while—can seem daunting. Being prepared and knowing your limits are vital to having a fun time on the slopes. Luckily, New Mexico ski areas have great amenities for just this reason! Lessons Getting taught by trained professionals is a game changer. Ski schools throughout the state are equipped to teach people of all ages and abilities. Lessons can help you be…

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…

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…

2017-18 Holiday Events

By: Monica Christofferson | December 18, 2017 The holiday season is one of the best times to visit New Mexico to truly experience the state’s beauty, culture, and traditions.  Residents and tourists brave the cold weather to view and walk among the many light displays and celebrations. These are some of the most spectacular family-friendly displays, worth a stop if you are in or traveling through New Mexico this holiday season! IN SANTA FE Christmas in the Plaza Santa…

2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

By: Monica Christofferson | December 4, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The field is set for the 12th annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl with the Colorado State Rams and the Marshall Thundering Herd accepting invitations. The game is slated for Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Radio. The matchup pits the Mountain West member against the Conference USA member on the first day of the FBS bowl season. Colorado State (7-5, 5-3 MW), is bowl-eligible…

New and Improved Ski NM

By: Monica Christofferson | November 27, 2017 As if the 2017-18 season isn’t enough cause for celebration, New Mexico ski resorts have made this time even sweeter. New Mexico skiers and snowboarders can look forward to new and updated amenities at many of their favorite resorts this upcoming season. Ski Apache Remember the Apache Bowl? It’s not a football game, but host to some of your favorite runs at Ski Apache. Visitors can now access this area via the…