It’s just around the corner. Spring Break! The kids have been ready since right about, oh, January 1st. Hopefully you’re headed to New Mexico to ski or snowboard and enjoy some beautiful weather in the mountains. There’s no better month than March for a family vacation in the Land of Enchantment. Many of the ski areas offer great deals for kids and family-friendly events happening all over the state. We can’t wait to see you, it’ll be a vacation to remember.
Here’s our top 6 deals and top 5 activities to do with your kids while visiting New Mexico’s slopes.
Top 6 Deals For Kids:
- Kids 6 and younger ski free: If you’re thinking your kids are too young for a ski trip, think again. When they are young they are fearless and can really begin to foster a joy for the sport. Plus they’re free!
- Free Lessons for First Timers at Sipapu: Don’t worry if your kids have never been on the slopes before. Bring them to Sipapu to join the Frequent Sliders Club, where first-time skiers or snowboarders, ages 7 and older, can receive up to three free lessons when they purchase one full-day, full-price lift ticket. sipapunm.com
- Santa Fe Spring Break 2016 Kids Free: You’ll find free stuff for kids all around the capitol city during the month of March including attractions, dining, and lodging specials. Save some money this Spring Break and plan in advance. santafe.org
- Ski Santa Fe Six Pack of Fun: The Six Pack works in so many ways to get you some much needed savings on full day lift tickets. If you have a big group or your smaller group wants to ski several days, you can’t NOT get one of these. The discounted lift tickets are transferrable so you can use them all yourself, OR split them up among a family of six, OR a family of three can ski two days… you get the picture. skisantafe.com
- Angel Fire’s Parenting Pass: New parents can enjoy Spring Break too at Angel Fire. This pass allows parents to share a full day lift ticket and take turns on the mountain skiing, coaching or skiing with a child. It also allows a parent to stay with a child too young to ski, while the other get in some runs. Some restrictions do apply. angelfireresort.com
- Taos – Save up to 25%: Don’t miss this opportunity to buy discounted full day lift tickets for the largest ski resort in NM. Buy online now and save up to 25%. skitaos.com
Top 5 Activities for Kids
- Ski School: Our ski areas pride themselves on their top-notch, full-service ski instruction for all ages. If your little ones are new to the sport or just improving their skills, there’s a class for them at any ski resort. Most resorts even have all-day programs, with lunch provided, where parents can feel confident that their kids are learning in a fun, safe environment.
- Tubing and Sledding: What kid doesn’t want to go flying down a hill at top speed? There are sledding areas all around the state and each town has their own favorite play hills, however Angel Fire, Taos, Red River, Ski Apache all have designated tubing hills and/or times of day when tubing is permitted on certain slopes.
- Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Don’t miss this event if you are in or near Red River on Saturday evening. Every weekend Angel Fire Resort hosts this free event on the FACE (the base of the mountain). Each evening kicks off with a rail jam with skiers and snowboarders showing off their best tricks and stunts for the crowd. The parade is followed by fireworks in the skies over the mountain. This is an event the kids will always remember. redriverskiarea.com
- Night Skiing and Tubing: Angel Fire Resort it is the only ski area in NM that offers the opportunity to ski under the starts, an experience the kids will love to tell their friends about. Shred 50 acres of groomed trails and event he Night Rider terrain park will be open every night during Spring Break. Also open at night, the Polar Coaster, a 6-lane tubing hill for the whole family to enjoy.
- Snowball Fights: Anytime there’s snow nearby it’s impossible not to be tempted. All you have to do is scoop, pat, and let ‘er rip. It’s good, (free), family fun again and again.