The Ski Resorts of New MexicoEvery state in the USA claims it’s uniqueness without shame and New Mexico is no different. “The bluest skies on the continent, the driest powder, and some of the most breathtaking terrain in the world“.
New Mexico is at the southern limit of the Rockies and, as such, at the southern end of the snow. The climate tends toward dry and the snow powdery. And in common with the other lesser known ski regions in the states, beware the difference between a resort and a day out. Taos is the best known but the other areas are all worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Featured New Mexico Ski Resorts
Taos Ski Valley is one of North America’s great secrets. Steep terrain, abundant sunshine and a unique “desert southwest meets the Tyrol” character makes Taos a must visit for any advanced skier. The resort is in the midst of a renaissance after being purchased by billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon. Bacon has begun the process of updating the resort’s aging infrastructure – the only negative at this world class resort.
Other New Mexico Resorts
Ski Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe is one of New Mexico’s premier ski resorts. Just minutes from the downtown, Santa Fe Ski Basin (i.e. “Ski Santa Fe”) offers fantastic high alpine skiing on a 1,700′ drop.
Angel Fire Resort
The second largest ski resort in New Mexico, Angel Fire Resort is a family friendly resort in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With over 550 acres of terrain and a 2077 ft vertical drop, Angel Fire is an appealing option for all levels of skiers.
Enchanted Forest XC and Snowshoe
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
Red River Ski Area
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
Valles Caldera National Preserve