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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…

8 Reasons to Ski New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 17, 2019 There are plenty of great reasons to Ski in New Mexico. Whether you’re a regular or visiting the Land of Enchantment for the first time, here are eight reasons you should make New Mexico the next destination for your winter vacation. Great Locations A good vacation is all about the location. New Mexico is a top pick for travelers coming from Texas or Oklahoma, as it’s a quick, easy drive on I-40.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…