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Terrain Parks - Angel Fire Resort

Rider's Guide

A great New Mexico destination and playland with a total of seven lifts, comprising of two carpet, three double chairs and two high-speed quads. Choose from 70 trails, where you can snowboard on their longest run of 16,900 feet atop 210 inches of powder. Their trails are rated 26 percent for beginners, 50 percent for intermediates, and 24 percent for advanced.

Parks and Pipes

Angel has become a favorite among New Mexico snowboarders who want to show their support, as the nearby Taos Ski Valley maintains a ban on the slopes. That's just one of the reasons why it is a great place for snowboarders to play and meet other snowboarders; the natural features are definitely worth the price of admission. Snowboarders who are looking for really fun challenges in the powder head directly to Hell's Bells, Hully Gully, Baa-da-bing, Nitro, Detonator, Prospector, Jasper's, Mother Lode, Fat City, Fire Escape, and Arriba. Two terrain parks for the snowboarding seekers of artificial thrills. Liberation Park is the expert's choice with an awesome selection of serious spines, funboxes, rails, tabletops, and jumps and best of all, the only halfpipe in the state. Lowrider Park is the beginner's park with fairly short rails, funboxes, rollers, and jumps.

Out of Bounds

The area is set in the Carson National Forest, which is a unique wilderness that really comes to life in the wintertime. Make sure to take some time out and visit some of the ancient pre-Columbian native American towns in the area to get a whole new perspective on the history of the nation. You can choose from an absolutely magnificent number of thrilling outdoor activities, such as hot air ballooning, ice skating, jeeping and off-road driving, snowcatting, cross-country skiing, rock and ice climbing, sledding, horseback riding, and snow tubing.

Hangout & Hookup

If you really want to find some action in the area, you're going to need some wheels. The Lucky Shoe Saloon and Sports Bar is one of the places where a lot of Angel Fire snowboarders hang out, but it's seven miles away from the mountain in Eagle Nest. If you're headed Cimarron way, check out the Colfax Tavern for some good time and good brews. Of course, if you want to take the 15 mile drive to Taos, you'll be swamped by the choices of phenomenal bars, great pubs, and some hot night clubs.