Angel Fire, New Mexico
Ski Season Open Date to be Announced - December 2012
Winter or summer, play on the downhill of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico! With an average snowfall of 210 inches, this year round vacation destination is best known for it’s winter activities. From mid December until the end of March, Angel Fire, New Mexico is bustling with skiers, snowboarders, sledders, tubers, shoppers and snowman builders! Learn a new sport or improve your skills with some of the best ski and snowboard instructors at the Angel Fire Resort ski area. Tubing, night skiing and a wide variety of winter sports are available. Ski with Santa and watch the fireworks during the Christmas holidays, take the Polar Bear Plunge into Eagle Nest Lake, enter the Shovel Race, join Super Bowl, Mardi Gras or Spring Break celebrations in Angel Fire. Weekend activities and ski and snowboard races are held throughout the winter season.
Other favorite winter activities include cross country skiing, glade skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, and reading a good book by the fireside while the snow falls.
All of the fun is here! Stay at the DeLong Chalet - 505-227-4894 while you play.
The hardest part of getting "on the downhill" in Angel Fire is getting there! There are no commercial flights to Angel Fire at this time. The Angel Fire Airport (KAXX) is available to private aircraft. Flights into Albuquerque International Sun Port are an option, but you still have to drive 3 hours or take the Morning Star Express - (575) 377-2507 to Angel Fire, New Mexico.
On the scenic drive from Albuquerque to Angel Fire you drive through historic Santa Fe, pass Indian casinos, weave along the Rio Grande River and wind up and down a Carson National Forest mountain pass. During the winter months, allow extra time and prepare for snow and icy road conditions and possible road closures.
In the summer and fall months, this can be a very enjoyable day trip. Check New Mexico Driving Conditions and Roads Advisory Hotline - 800-432-4269.