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Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Cradled in the 12,000 foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains with a vertical rise of 1,725 feet, Ski Santa Fe is one of winter’s most beautiful creations, with an annual snowfall of 225 inches covering 72 trails that offer skiing and snow boarding for all ability levels including the “Bone Yard” freestyle terrain park and Adventure Land . And 7 lifts keep you on the slopes not in line. Our La Casa Mall base area features a full service ski & snowboard rental shop, Wintermill Sports Shop, La Casa Café and the certified snow sports school and Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center. 877-737-7366


Ski New Mexico

Ski Santa Fe

The Stash: Take Sunset, skier’s right of the Tesuque Peak chair. Wiggle through the fir, and tuck onto slender Luge, before dropping into boulder-strewn Avalanche Basin.

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How to Ski New Mexico

Yes, there’s skiing in the southwest. Good skiing at that. And it's been dumping there lately. Here's everything you need to know about skiing in New Mexico.

"That's the cliff Benny skied off of when he first started running the place 25 years ago," says Bill Gould (shown here), Ski Santa Fe ski school director, as he points to the nose of a 60-foot cliff. It's a big cliff. And it has a small landing. As Benny, now 51, tells the story, “Yeah, growing up my philosophy was that speed is your friend. If you thought you needed to go 30 miles an hour to huck a cliff, you should go 40. So I jumped off the top of that thing and 30 feet past the landing knew I was in trouble." He landed in a flat, rocky patch of snow and managed to only break a rib, puncture a lung and fracture his scapula. He was skiing two days later. That's whose been developing the resort. Cliffs, steeps, and trees manage to blend with comfortable groomers, a solid ski school, and a youth race program.

Ski Santa Fe: A Complete Guide

You may go to Santa Fe for the green chile, the Georgia O'Keefe museum, or the turquoise jewelry, but while you're there, you might as well ski some untouched steeps at the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Here's everything you need to know to plan your trip. —Jake Davis


Santa Fe Forest Cutter Still at Large

A ski run illegally cut in the Santa Fe National Forest has been in the spotlight recently, and, according to a recent article by High Country News, the crime has still not been solved.