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The Ski Grid!

Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico

December 2, 2014, 12:00 am

Angel Fire Resort

CONTACT INFO: 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, (575) 377-6401, angelfireresort.com, 9 am-4 pm; 4 pm-8 pm select nights

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 95 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $66 adults $56 teens $46 kids Seniors free

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 2077 ft. vertical drop, 79 runs: 18% beginner 46% intermediate 36% advanced

LIFTS: 7

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 210 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Dec. 13- March 22

JUICY TIDBITS: Hit a new terrain park under the lights while enjoying the only night skiing in the area.


Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area

CONTACT INFO: 29 Sangre de Cristo, Red River, (575) 754-6112, enchantedforestxc.com, 9 am-4:30 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 109 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $18 adults $15 teens $9 kids $15 seniors (XC and snowshoeing)

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 20 miles of crosscountry trails; 9 miles of snowshoe trails; 3 miles of dog trails

LIFTS: N/A

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 240 inches annually (approx.)

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Late November- March 29

JUICY TIDBITS: Glide out to a wood-heated yurt rental at the end of a day on the trails.


Pajarito Cross-Country Ski Area

CONTACT INFO: 397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, swnordicski.org

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 45 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: Free (XC and snowshoeing)

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 3 miles of trails

LIFTS: N/A

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 108 inches annually (approx.)

ESTIMATED SEASONS: December- March

JUICY TIDBITS: Bring your dog for a jaunt on their beautiful trails.


Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

CONTACT INFO: 397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, 662-5725, skipajarito.com, 9 am-4 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 45 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $49 adults $42 teens $34 kids $42 seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1200 ft., 40 runs: 20% beginner 50% intermediate 30% advanced

LIFTS: 6

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 108 inches annually (approx.)

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Early December- Late March

JUICY TIDBITS: Skip the lines at busier resorts for excellent tree-skiing and moguls.


Red River

CONTACT INFO: 400 Pioneer Road, Red River, (575)754-2223, redriverskiarea.com, 9 am-4 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 106 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $67 adults $61 teens $51 kids/seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1600 ft., 58 runs: 32% beginner 38% intermediate 30% advanced

LIFTS: 7

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 214 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Nov. 26- March 22

JUICY TIDBITS: Cruise groomers near an old mining town.


Sandia Peak Ski Area

CONTACT INFO: 30 Tramway Road, Albuquerque, 242-9052, sandiapeak.com, 9am-4pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 60 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $50 adults $40 teens, kids and seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1700 ft., 38 runs: 21% beginner 43% intermediate 36% advanced

LIFTS: 4

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 125 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Dec. 20- March 16

JUICY TIDBITS: Warm up during a tram ride over spectacular canyons to the top of Sandia Peak.


Sipapu Ski Area

CONTACT INFO: 5224 Hwy. 518, Vadito, (800) 587-2240, sipapunm.com, 9 am-4 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 65 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $44 adults $37 teens $29 kids/seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1055 ft., 41 runs: 20% beginner 40% intermediate 40% advanced

LIFTS: 5

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 190 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Nov. 15- April 12

JUICY TIDBITS: Show up before Dec. 19 for $20 lift tickets at the hill with the longest season in NM.


Ski Apache

CONTACT INFO: 1286 Ski Run Road, Mescalero, (575) 464-3600, skiapache.com, 9 am-4 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 198 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $67 adults $58 teens $47 kids $60 seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1900 ft., 55 runs 20% beginner 60% intermediate 20% advanced

LIFTS: 10

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 180 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Nov. 27-April 12

JUICY TIDBITS: Part of your lift ticket payment goes to the National Forest Foundation.


Ski Santa Fe

CONTACT INFO: 1477 NM 475, 982-4429, skisantafe.com, 8 am-4:30 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 16 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $70 adults $55 teens $50 kids/seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 1725 ft., 77 runs: 20% beginner 40% intermediate 40% advanced

LIFTS: 7

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 225 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Dec. 6-April 5

JUICY TIDBITS: A short drive from SF has you on the mountain in minutes.


Taos Ski Valley

CONTACT INFO: 116 Sutton Place, Taos, (575) 776-2291, skitaos.org, 9 am-4 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 85 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $82 adults $71 teens $51 kids $71 seniors

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 3250 ft., 110 runs: 24% beginner 25% intermediate 51% advanced

LIFTS: 15

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 305 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Nov. 28-April 6

JUICY TIDBITS: One of the highest chairlifts in North America goes up to the much-hiked Kachina Peak for the first time in January.


Valles Caldera National Preserve

CONTACT INFO: 39201 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs, 661-3333, vallescaldera.gov, 9 am-4:30 pm

DISTANCE FROM SANTA FE: 55 miles

FULL DAY PRICE: $10 adults, $10 teens, Kids free $8 seniors (XC and snowshoeing)

NUMBER OF RUNS (AND STATS): 11 miles of groomed trails, 5,000 open acres

LIFTS: N/A

AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 56 inches annually

ESTIMATED SEASONS: Dec. 5-Late Feb.

JUICY TIDBITS: Catch a glimpse of winter wildlife during a skate ski through the caldera.

 

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