Ski New Mexico News

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…

4 Reasons to Use On Mountain Childcare

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 15, 2019   Family vacations are often yearly highlights. There’s nothing like getting time to unwind, relax, and have fun together away from the daily grind of work, school, and so on. But sometimes, vacationing with children can be a struggle! Next time you go skiing, you might consider leaving your children in one of the resort child care centers. Here’s why.   They’re safe. Let’s face it. Leaving your children with someone you…

Our First Family Vacation in Red River, NM

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 1, 2019 Red River, N.M., will always hold a special place in my family’s heart. It’s where I got my first snowboard lessons as an adult, it’s where I perfected my “falling leaf,” it’s where I waited out a snowstorm at the only hotel in town with a generator, and now, it’s where I took my children for our first family vacation.   My husband and I made the decision to become foster parents…

February 23 Storm Totals!

By: Monica Christofferson | February 25, 2019 We had an great storm this last week.  The conditions are amazing at all 8 New Mexico ski areas.  Make plans to get out and enjoy the skiing in New Mexico this winter!  It Amazing! Totals reflect a 7 day total starting February 18, 2019 Angel Fire Resort  - 14" Pajarito - 31" Red River Ski and Summer Area - 32" Sandia Peak - 10" Ski Santa Fe - 48" Sipapu Ski…

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…

We Love the Ladies!

By: Monica Christofferson | February 8, 2019 I’ve always wanted to have best girl friends like from Sex and the City, GIRLS, or The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. A group of gals who will cheer me on, laugh with me, comfort me while I cry, and experience the highs and lows of life by my side! Now, a few events in New Mexico are bringing women together for a time of fun and friendship on the slopes! Don’t…

The Best Views in New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | February 6, 2019 There are some views you can’t walk right up to or drive by on the highway. Some breathtaking wonders require getting off the beaten path and reaching new heights, especially in New Mexico. There are wonderful scenic routes throughout the state, but our top eight come from New Mexico ski area peaks. Angel Fire Resort Photo by @plant_your_soul Look over the ski lodge, beautiful plains, and snow-covered trees from the top of…

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…

KOAT Learn to Ski 2019

By: Monica Christofferson | January 16, 2019 More than 7,000 children have benefited from the KOAT Kids Learn to Ski & Snowboard program, which is now entering its sixth year. For $50 per day, children ages 6 to 12 receive a lesson, a ski lift ticket and all equipment rentals. It's an affordable way for children to learn a winter sport. This program is for first-time beginners. The program starts on Jan. 1, 2019, and runs through Jan. 31,…