Winter enthusiasts, rejoice! February is upon us, and if you’re a fan of skiing and snowboarding, New Mexico’s ski areas are gearing up for an unforgettable month filled with snowy adventures and exciting events. From powder-covered slopes to Mardi Gras celebrations, there’s something for everyone in the Southern Rockies.
Sipapu Ski & Summer Area: February Fun Fest
February 24 @ 9:00 am – February 25 @ 5:00 pm
Sipapu Ski & Summer Area is hosting its annual February Fun Fest, a weekend celebration featuring a giant snow castle and mountain-wide scavenger hunt. The snow castle, standing 2-3 stories tall, is a snowy playground for all ages, offering unique designs and plenty of places to play. The Yeti Scavenger Hunt promises fun for the whole family, with plush Yeti animals hidden all over the mountain. Costumes are highly encouraged, adding a festive touch to the weekend. Kids can also participate in various activities, including a Penny Toss, Snowboard Worm Race, and a Treasure Hunt. The day concludes with a just-for-fun Ski and Snowboard Race down Lower Bambi off Lift 2.
Angel Fire Resort: Mardi Gras Extravaganza
February 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Angel Fire Resort invites you to celebrate Mardi Gras with a week-long extravaganza from February 9th to 15th. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, and plenty of beads during the Mardi Gras parade. Special room rates and vacation rental deals are available, making it the perfect time for a winter getaway. Live music performances will keep the Mardi Gras theme alive, with activities suitable for all ages. To book your stay, call the friendly Travel Planners at 800-633-7463.
Ski Santa Fe: Music and Tap Takeovers at Totemoff’s
Every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ski Santa Fe offers a unique après-ski experience with live music and tap takeovers at Totemoff’s Bar every Saturday and Sunday. Local breweries will take over the taps, pouring special offerings until the kegs are emptied. Join the festivities between 11 am and 3 pm for a musical treat in the mountainous surroundings.
Ruidoso and Ski Apache: Vines In The Pines Art and Wine Festival
February 17-18, 2024
Experience the Annual Vines In The Pines Art and Wine Festival at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Enjoy wine by the glass as you explore handmade goodies from over 30 local vendors. The event includes wine sampling from New Mexico wineries, live music, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines.
Taos Ski Valley: Winter Wine Festival
February 1 – February 3
Indulge in the culinary artistry of Taos, coupled with wines from 30 winery partners worldwide, during the Taos Winter Wine Festival. The festival features events such as a Reserve Tasting, chef luncheons, Après Ski Tastings, and a Grand Tasting. Join the celebration of food and wine in the winter wonderland of Taos Ski Valley.
Pajarito Mountain: Telebration
February 24 @ 9:00 am – February 25 @ 4:00 pm
Pajarito Mountain invites you to celebrate all things telemark during Telebration. Enjoy clinics with the Telenators and a variety of fun activities. Purchase lift tickets online for the best price and make sure to preregister for this exciting event.
Red River: Songwriters’ Festival and Mardi Gras Celebration
February 1-3, 2024; February 8-13, 2024
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of northern New Mexico’s mountains during the Red River Songwriters’ Festival. Enjoy up-close and personal performances by talented songwriters against the stunning backdrop of the mountains. Additionally, don’t miss the Ski Ranch Rodeo on skis or snowboards on February 3rd, and get ready to let the good times roll during the Mardi Gras In The Mountains celebration from February 8th to 13th, 2024.
February is indeed a fantastic time to experience the magic of New Mexico’s Southern Rockies. Whether you’re a snow enthusiast, a music lover, or a wine connoisseur, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy in these picturesque mountain destinations. Pack your gear, bring your festive spirit, and get ready for a month of unforgettable experiences in the heart of the Rockies!