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5 Great Stops on Your Way to New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | March 28, 2019   Driving to New Mexico from Oklahoma or Texas can be a great experience if you know where to go. These five places are perfect to stretch your legs and explore. They will leave you excited and refreshed during your trip to the mountains!   Photo by @wanderyonder.photography Cadillac Ranch The Stonehenge of the West is a must see for any traveler driving through Amarillo. Check out ten Cadillacs buried nose down,…

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…

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…

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…