Get A Fresh Take On Spring Break!

February 23, 2015 | By: Monica Christofferson

Whether you’re still figuring out your freshman year or grinding out the final days until graduation, everyone deserves a spring break to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. In New Mexico, there’s no better places to decompress than the state’s magnificent mountain towns and resorts.

In addition to the spectacular skiing and snowboarding, you’ll find spring break parties, live music, outdoor adventures, and more that will make schoolwork a distant memory — for a week at least. And, of course, you’ll always get the most entertainment bang for your buck in the Land of Enchantment. You and your friends can enjoy the unique spring break you always wanted without breaking your bank (or mom and dad’s).

Check out all the events happening in New Mexico’s favorite mountain towns this spring!


Sipapu Resort

Hawaiian Days | March 7 & 8 | Free

Kick off spring break by wearing your favorite Hawaiian attire! Hawaiian Days features a beach party theme throughout the mountain, complete with summertime music and decorations. And don’t miss the Hawaiian Days menu at Riverside Cafe. Free leis while supplies last!

Moonlight Hike & Campfire | March 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Free

Explore the mountain by moonlight! This free guided tour takes you from the base area to mid-mountain. Once you reach the turnaround point, catch your breath and warm up with hot cocoa and a roaring campfire. Be sure to wear warm clothes and sturdy boots.

12th Annual Cardboard Derby | March 14, 2015 | Free

Build your own cardboard derby (made of cardboard, duct tape, string, twine and paint only) and race it down the mountain for your chance to win a prize. Sipapu is giving away thousands of dollars in giveaways and prizes.


11th Annual Pond Skimming Contest | March 21, 2015 | Free

Skiers and boarders will try to stay dry as they race down the mountain and try to “skim” across Sipapu’s skimming pond. Prizes awarded to the best finishers: laughter – and perhaps a few wet clothes.


Red River Ski Area

Beach Weeks | March 8-21

Red River Ski Area turns up the heat with its annual Beach Weeks. Tank tops and hula skirts are spotted frequently zipping down the slopes during this annual event. Look for fun events in March, including:

  • Spring Break Scavanger Hunt and “The Face” Snow Bar – March 9-10 & 16-18
  • Midweek Torchlight Parades and Fireworks – March 11 & 18
  • Spring Break Kid’s Glowstick Parade with Fireworks – March 13 & 20
  • We Be Jammin’ Sundown Rail Jam – March 14


Angel Fire Resort

Fiesta Del Sol Spring Break Celebration| March 6-22

Join us for our Fiesta del Sol Spring Break celebration! The festivities include live music, outdoor grilling, parties and great spring skiing and riding. Join the fun at their themed parties with great drink specials and events include:

  • Pi Day – March 14
  • St. Patrick’s Day – March 17


Dos Equis Big Air Bag | March 9-11 and March 16-18 | Free

Huck it, Chuck it, Get big air! Throw that trick you have always wanted to try or just test your courage with the Dos Equis Big Air Bag! Open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Angel Fire Resort will have the big air bag for adults who would like to test their skills and have some fun! You must be 21 or over to participate. This feature is free for all brave enough to try it.



Music At The Martini Tree Bar | Weekends In March

Upstairs from Rhoda’s Restaurant, the Martini Tree Bar is the HOT SPOT for après- ski. It is a wonderful place to meet with friends, enjoy live entertainment, play a few games of pool, and quench your thirst. With expanded hours, a new food menu, more games, and new high definition TV’s for the big games and sporting events, the martini tree bar is the place to be. Explore the walls for a glimpse of Taos Ski Valley history. Open daily from 11 a.m. until closing.


New Belgium Scavenger Hunt | March 14 | $10

A day of festivities brought to us by our friends at New Belgium Brewing. Scavenger Hunt registration begins at 9 a.m. on Rhoda’s Deck . The event runs from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. Only $10 to enter, proceeds will benefit a local non-profit organization, the Field Institute of Taos, Prize giveaways and drink specials all day long.


Steeps Camp | March 14 | $160

Outside Magazine calls “Taos, A four letter word for Steep.” If you want to push your limits on Taos’ famed chutes, master the moguls and have fun at the same time, then come on up and try this Camp. You will hike the ridge and find the best of Taos’ exciting terrain along with good friends and expert guides. The curriculum covers technique as well as tactics on steep runs and bumps. You will be dancing through the moguls; skiing all over the mountain and having fun doing it. Nobody can help you to enjoy the challenging part of Taos like the guides from the Taos Mountain Experience.


Santa Fe

Beats on the Basin | March 7 & 21, 12-3 p.m.

Celebrating 10 years bringing music to Ski Santa Fe! Our concert series is located at Totemoff’s, our mid-mountain bar and grill.  Your lift ticket or season pass is your ticket to the show.


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