Skier Stories

5 Reasons to Take A Private Lesson

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 7, 2019 If you’re planning your next trip to the mountains and trying to decide between a private or group lesson, here are some reasons you might go with the former. 1. Get individualized attention Nothing can replace the value of one-on-one attention from an expert trained to instruct you in skiing or snowboarding. When you take a private lesson, you get all of their knowledge to yourself or your small group, meaning 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…

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…

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…

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…

3 Reason We Love Angel Fire

By: Monica Christofferson | March 5, 2018 I’m on a lift, fresh mountain air filling my lungs and nipping at my cheeks. My eyes are bright, watching the powder pass beneath me, itching to feel it slide under my feet. I’m getting ready to have the adventure of a lifetime at Angel Fire Resort. Here are three reasons you should too. Family Friendly Glancing over the mountain, you see people of all ages and skill-levels. From tots hanging on…

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…

All Are Welcome: New Mexico’s Adaptive Sports Program

By: Martin H. Jones, PhD, aka “The Professor” | February 20, 2017 New Mexico has resources for all types of skiers including those with physical and cognitive impairments. Everybody is welcome to feel the joy of skiing New Mexico’s sunny slopes. Vests Vests. Orange Vests. Not hunter orange, but the subtle orange of a late autumn pumpkin. From 20 feet above the ground, I can see orange vest after orange vest. Contrasting against the pearl white snow, the vests stand out, but the number…

It's Different Up Here

By: Kent Wilhelmi | January 30, 2017 We're perched atop the summit of Pajarito Mountain, high above the sleepy, post-nuclear town of Los Alamos, when Dianne finally allows her disbelief to be suspended. This is my partner's first visit to New Mexico, and while she's attempting, perhaps in vain, to wrap her head around the place – I think it's all beginning to sink in. We're fortunate to be in Santa Fe for a week on a business trip,…

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…