There are plenty of great reasons to Ski in New Mexico. Whether you’re a regular or visiting the Land of Enchantment for the first time, here are eight reasons you should make New Mexico the next destination for your winter vacation.
A good vacation is all about the location. New Mexico is a top pick for travelers coming from Texas or Oklahoma, as it’s a quick, easy drive on I-40. There are also options in the southern Rockies, with a scenic drive through rural landscapes for those driving from Colorado. Plus, with the addition of TaosAir, visitors can fly into the enchanted circle, nonstop from Dallas and Austin.
Slopes for Beginners and Experts
One thing our ski areas pride themselves on is being friendly to skiers of all levels. From highly trained instructors to awesome black runs and terrain parks, there is something for everyone. This makes New Mexico especially appealing for large groups or families with kiddos new to the sport.
Speaking of family friendly, our resorts also offer childcare and lessons for children! Oftentimes there is also an area for tubing or ziplining right on site so everyone can have a fun time, without spending all day in the lodge.
The vacation fun can continue off the slopes as New Mexico ski areas offer several events throughout the season. Some of our favorites include torchlight parades, Mardi Gras celebrations, pond skimming and more!
We recently highlighted our adaptive sports programs in New Mexico, which allow people with disabilities to fully enjoy winter sports. Visiting New Mexico for your vacation and working with Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico or Not Forgotten Outreach, means guests with special needs have a great time too.
New Mexico isn’t only a great destination for winter sports, it’s affordable as well. Between booking packages, visiting on deal days, and discounts for children or service members, there’s sure to be a great deal at each destination. View our deals section for more information
Visiting a New Mexico ski area can feel like going home. Many of the ski areas are in small communities with residents who are happy to help tourists make the most of their vacations. Next time you go, look out for all the friendly faces that makes the experience one to remember.
Each year, the experience gets better and better. Whether it’s widening paths, updating snowmaking equipment, or adding new lifts, New Mexico ski areas find ways to improve the experience for visitors. (To learn more about updates made this year, you can read more here.)
Use the resources on our site to plan your next visit. When you do, be sure to let us know your top reasons to Ski New Mexico!