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Ski Areas

Angel Fire

95 miles north of Santa Fe, on NM 434, 377-4222.

Scheduled opening day: Dec. 10 (all opening days subject to weather)

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

45 miles from Santa Fe, 7 miles from Los Alamos off NM 501 on Camp May Road, 662-SNOW.

Scheduled opening day: Nov. 25

Red River

106 miles from Santa Fe on NM 38, Red River, 754-2220.

Scheduled opening day: Nov. 24

Sandia Peak Ski Area

35 miles from Santa Fe on NM 536, 857-8977.

Scheduled opening day: Dec. 19

Santa Fe Ski Area***image1***

16 miles northeast of Santa Fe on Artist Road/Hyde Park Road (NM 475) 983-9155.

Scheduled opening day: Nov. 25

Sipapu Ski Area

65 miles from Santa Fe, 22 miles southeast of Taos on NM 518, 587-2240.

Scheduled opening day: Nov. 20 for weekends; Dec. 9 daily

Taos Ski Valley

80 miles from Santa Fe on NM 150, 776-2291.

Scheduled opening day: Nov. 25

Cross Country Skiing

Enchanted Forest Ski Area

3.5 miles east of Red River on NM 38, 754-2374.

Norski Tracks of Santa Fe

14.3 miles northeast of Santa Fe on Ski Basin Road

Valles Caldera National Preserve

35 miles northwest of Santa Fe on NM 4, 877-851-8946.

Special Winter Picks

Warren Miller's Impact

Friday, Nov. 19, Duane W Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Check out the ultimate winter adventure movie to get you in the mood just in time for ski season. 7 pm, more info on the


Luminaria Ski Tour

Saturday, Dec. 25, Enchanted Forest Ski Area. A two-kilometer cross-country guided by farolitos.

Santa Fe Ski Team Swap

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 19-21, Sweeney Center. If you have items for sale, bring them between 2 and 7 pm; pre-sale from 8-10 pm, $25, $5 each additional family member, children under 48 inches free. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, $2/free with a raffle ticket. Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm, free. 986-1230.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

Friday, December 24, Angel Fire and Taos.