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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,…

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…

Après Japanese-style in Santa Fe

By: Shane Jones | January 30, 2017 If you ask ANYONE that has ever been skiing in Japan what their favorite aspect of the trip other than the skiing was, the odds are that “onsens” (hot springs / baths - typically used after day of skiing) would be included in their response, i.e.; how they were a quintessential part of the experience, how you weren’t allowed to wear bathing suits, how relaxing they were, etc. I can certainly attest…

2016-17 Holiday Events

By: Monica Christofferson | December 5, 2016 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…

NM Soups to warm your soul

By: Monica Christofferson | March 7, 2016 3 Authentic Soup Recipes to Take Home from New Mexico New Mexico is known for its unique cuisine featuring fiery red and green Hatch chile, which is the perfect ingredient during the winter months to warm you from the inside out. We’ve compiled three traditional, yet simple, recipes for three New Mexican style soups that anyone can make at home. Many of these ingredients can be picked up at any market or…

NM Most Underrated Winter Destination. Here's Proof. 

By: Monica Christofferson | December 16, 2015 BY NICK PACHELLI https://matadornetwork.com/trips/new-mexico-might-just-underrated-winter-destination-heres-proof/ There are 9 (yep, 9!) downhill ski areas in the state. New Mexico’s resorts cover more than 4,000 acres of snowy terrain. From the steeps of Taos Ski Valley in the north, to the views of the Rio Grande Valley from Sandia Peak Resort, to the easy southern access of Ski Cloudcroft, they show just how beautiful the high-altitude landscapes of the Southern Rockies can be. One of…

Taste The Difference: The Food of New Mexico

By: Monica Christofferson | March 17, 2015 For a true New Mexico experience, you must get your taste buds involved early and often. The blend of distinct flavors from Spanish and Native American cultures has been perfected over the course of 400 years and will stay with you long after you’ve returned home. What you’ll taste here is not your average borderland Mexican fare. It’s a unique, specialized cuisine all its own. And at the center of nearly everything…

Discover the Jewel of Southern New Mexico - Ruidoso!

By: Monica Christofferson | February 4, 2015 Less that 150 miles from the Texas border, nestled amongst cool mountain pines, lies the beautiful village of Ruidoso, N.M. and America’s southernmost ski area, the Ski Apache resort. With a great snowfall this season and a wealth of entertainment options for the entire family, now is the perfect time to get reaquainted with one of New Mexico’s favorite winter destinations. For skiers and snowboarders, it all starts with Ski Apache. The…

New Mexico Tastes Of The Holidays

By: Monica Christofferson | December 22, 2014 The holiday season in New Mexico is a distinct experience that leaves a lasting impact on the five senses. Months later you can close your eyes and still see the glowing luminarias, smell the piñon wood, feel the crisp winter air, hear the carolers, and, above all, taste the unforgettable flavors of the region. The holidays in the Land of Enchantment are a time to honor traditions with special foods. For centuries,…