Skiing: New Mexico’s Most Underrated Gem

While its neighbor to the north gets the great bulk of the attention when it comes to snow skiing opportunities, New Mexico is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking to get out and enjoy the slopes in a stunning natural setting. Here is why you should consider New Mexico for your next ski trip. 
Amazing Ski Resorts 
There is no shortage of amazing ski resorts ready to welcome you to enjoy their slopes in this inviting state. You will find everything from the conveniently located Sandia Peak and Ski Santa Fe resorts to the more remote and tranquil Ski Apache region. Sandia Peak is located only 16 miles from downtown Albuquerque while Ski Santa Fe serves the Santa Fe and Los Alamos region. Within a 35-mile radius of Taos, you will find four major ski resorts, giving you plenty of options and variety in this part of the state. 
Favorable Winter Climate
With mountains soaring to heights of over 13,000 feet and over 300 days of sunshine a year, it is no wonder that New Mexico offers some of the best skiing weather patterns in the country. The favorable climate conditions deliver a skiing and snowboarding season that can begin as early as November and extend well into April, delivering plenty of opportunities to catch some air on the slopes. 
Fewer Crowds
Unlike some of the crowded ski resorts of Colorado, New Mexico enjoys fewer crowds and more value-driven prices. This is an especially attractive option for beginners looking to get a handle on the sport while avoiding the crowds. 
Varied Terrain
From the long trails of cruising terrain of Sandia Peak to the unspoiled and rugged topography of the Taos Ski Valley, it is easy to find what you are looking for in New Mexico. Or pay a visit to the famed Angel Fire Resort, also featuring miles of terrain dedicated to tubing. Regardless of if you are a beginner or an advanced skier, you will discover terrain suited to your needs spread out throughout New Mexico’s most popular ski resorts. 

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