by: sag077 - 12th February 2012

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  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
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cheap
sno, skipatrol

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Don't go there unless you are 1) teenager AND 2)snowboarder AND 3) beginner. This area is notorious for attracting beginner snowboarder teens because it's cheap. They will be crowding the runs, sitting on the snow all over the place. There always a lot of them. The runs are bad, shallow, and the snow is always of poor quality because snowboarders destroy it quick after grooming. Sandia doesn't bother grooming more often than once a week. So, good luck finding that velvet. Chair lifts are so slow (it takes 15+ minutes to get to the top) and very uncomfortable. There is no leg support and sits are very hard. Your legs will be numb by the time you get to the top. The lifts stop every couple minutes because snowboarders can never normally get on and off the lift. There is a short lift that intermittently works but the run under it is no worth trying, pretty much a bunny slope. Overall: unequivocally, wins the 'worst ski area in New Mexico'. Doesn't worse even that cheapo money they charge for it. Off note, snow patrol is very rude, don't try swinging your legs on a lift chair, they will clip off your ticket.
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