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New Mexico

All of the northern mountain areas of New Mexico are an extension of the Rocky Mountains, and offer outstanding ski vacation for ski enthusiasts.

What Makes New Mexico Unique

When you visit New Mexico, there’s always plenty to do off the mountains. From the wonderful artisan shops, to Native American historical sites to casinos, you’ll always find plenty to make your vacation an unforgettable experience. There are natural hot springs, lush forests and rivers, the impressive ski mountains. There’s mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, even rock hounds and retirees love New Mexico.

Major Ski Resorts

Skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico start just an hour north of Albuquerque at the Santa Fe and Pajarito Mountains. Farther north you can get your thrills at world-famous Taos and Angel Fire. But let’s not forget the Ruidoso area, with its Apache Mountain and Inn of the Mountain Gods resort & casino.

The additional ski resorts in the state include Red River, Sipapu Ski Resort, Ski Sante Fe, Ski Apache, and Taos Ski Valley. All offer excellent sking adventures and because they are less known, they are less crowded and affordable.

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Browse the ski resort areas for New Mexico ski vacation savings that range from lodging discounts, lift ticket deals, restaurant coupons, ski rental savings, and resort activity discounts.

Featured Blog Posts

How Skiing Has Changed Over The Last Five Decades

Skiing has been around for a lot longer than most people might be aware of. But we’re not talking about the examples of skis from Russia that date back to 6000 BCE (yes it’s true!). Modern skiing began to blossom in the mid-1800s in Norway. Over the years, what began as military exercises evolved into  Read more ➝

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Skiing For the First Time

You’ve wanted to ski for years and finally, you find that you have the time and resources to do so. But this might be the first time you’re trying the sport out, never having been out on the slopes. It might seem like a big task but with the right tips and information, your experience  Read more ➝

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Getting There Is Half The Fun: From Telluride to Taos

Tucked within the San Juan National Forest sits the town of Telluride and it’s ski resort of the same name. Once a booming mining town, this little slice of heaven is the perfect place for skiers to get away from it all. The resort has also consistently been ranked as one of the best places  Read more ➝

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How To Demo Skis: A Quick Snapshot

From beginner to advanced skiers and riders, choosing the right skis or snowboard to purchase makes for a lot of questions. Ski companies offer so many options that it might seem like your best option is to close your eyes and point to which ones you’ll buy. While that’s not quite the best solution, there  Read more ➝

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How to Save Money on Spring Break Ski Vacations

The words “spring break” are typically and universally associated with images of the beach, sunsets and huge crowds. But for snow lovers and enthusiasts, it means it’s time to plan out a ski trip to places a little bit cooler (or at least colder)! You might have been envisioning your Spring Break ski vacation all season long,  Read more ➝

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Practice Makes Perfect: Helping Kids Ski For the First Time

Learning a new skill can be intimidating sometimes, especially for younger athletes who haven’t skied before. Like riding a bike or stepping into a pool for the first time, it can be slow going at the beginning. That’s to be expected, of course, but with your guidance and help from the resort, you can prep  Read more ➝

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How to Save Money on Your Next Ski Trip

Ski vacations, even if they’re only for the weekend, can take some planning. There’s a few logistics to work out, especially if you’re traveling out-of-state this season. Whether you’re staying local or setting your sights on a new favorite destination, you’re most likely trying to score the best deals out there. “Sifting” through the seemingly  Read more ➝

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Tuning & Waxing Your Ski Gear

It’s easy to leave things to the wayside and say you’ll get to them tomorrow. We do it when we have to take of chores, run errands or take care of our items. But when it comes to things like ski gear, the same strategy might not work to your advantage. When you want to  Read more ➝

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The Most Romantic Ski Destinations

Planning to take your significant other on a ski trip that they won’t forget? In all fairness, almost all ski resorts have a dreaminess about them. It’s part of the charm that people find appealing and why they’ll return year after year. But then there are certain ones which carry an extra layer of “something”  Read more ➝

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Ski Industry Retail Trends: 2019 and Beyond

It’s hard to say where the ski industry is heading in the next 30 years. In the meantime, there are plenty of trends to follow that are just as important as the overall movement. Similar to other sports or tech movements, you sometimes have to constantly “stay in the know” to be well-informed. On the  Read more ➝

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