Happenings

Ski NM Annual Pond Skimming Events

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 21, 2019 The rules are simple: get down the slope as quickly as you can and preferably in the wackiest costume you can find, then do your best to sustain both verticality and forward momentum as you glide or skim across the surface of an ice-cold body of water. Make it all the way across, and glory will be yours as you bask in the roars of the appreciative crowd. Fail to get enough…

The Season is Not Over Yet

By: Monica Christofferson | March 21, 2019 Thanks to record snowfalls, New Mexico Ski areas are ringing in spring with fun events and an extra week of skiing! Some areas are reporting more than 250 inches of snow and have even had some late season storms. What a better way to celebrate the extended season than with some pond skimming? Ski Areas with Extended Openings Pajarito Open daily until March 24, and on weekends until April 7. Sipapu Open…

MUST DO Family Activity

By: Kelsie Stelting | February 20, 2019 A highlight of my winter was taking my family on vacation to Red River, New Mexico. My husband and I were eager to snowboard, for our son to try skiing for the first time, and to have a little bonding with our one-year-old! One of our favorite parts of the entire trip was going tubing! Here are a few reasons why you should try it too: 1. The entire family can get…

Brewski 2019

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 24, 2019 A trip to a New Mexico ski area isn’t complete without taking in the local culture. New Mexico is famous for its cuisine, picturesque views, and even the growing craft brewery and winery scene. This year, you can try out local wines and brews at Brewski events across the state. Taos Winter Wine Festival – Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 Every wine lover will relish this four-day event in Taos. More than…

How to Simplify Your Ski Trip

By: Monica Christofferson | January 10, 2019 There’s a reason why people say they need a day or two to unwind from vacation. Going on a trip with (or without) family can be a stressful experience. Luckily, modern technology and careful planning can simplify your vacation and make it more enjoyable for everyone involved! Here are our top 10 tips to simplify and enjoy your time on the mountain. Book ahead of time Uncomplicating your vacation starts before you…

Adaptive Sports in New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 3, 2019 Spending time of the mountain means different things to different people. Some seek the mountains for recreation, fresh air, time with family, and more. Fortunately, organizations like Adaptive Sports Program, Not Forgotten Outreach and the Fifth Annual Military Winterfest have made the ski season more inclusive for people of all abilities. Adaptive Sport Program New Mexico Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has been offering therapeutic recreational activities to children and adults with disabilities for more…

New Year's Celebrations 2019

By: Kelsie Stelting | December 27, 2018 Step up your New Year’s Eve game this year and celebrate in the mountains! With events suitable for the entire family, enjoy good company, food, drinks and entertainment right by the lifts. Angel Fire Resort Bring in 2019 in Angel Fire with an NYE torchlight parade! Dress warmly and gather at the base of the mountain to watch a spectacular show of athleticism and light as skiers come down the mountain guided…

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…

Sipapu Opens Nov. 16

By: Monica Christofferson | November 9, 2018 The First Ski Area in New Mexico Opens Early for the Season. Sipapu Kicks Off Ski Season Next Friday! Because of Sipapu Ski Resort’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system, combined with the help of Mother Nature, Sipapu will open on Friday, Nov. 16 -- earlier than scheduled.  This will be the 16th consecutive year that Sipapu is the first ski area in New Mexico to open for the season. “Sipapu was able to bump…