Nothing Special Here

by: misplacedTexan - Aug 19, 2011

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 1
  • All Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Elevation = snow, decent expert skiing

    Cons: Too hard to get to, parking, boring runs

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010


Full review

Where to begin? Well, if you enjoy a mercilessly slow trek up a two-lane mountain road for nearly an hour to park and walk uphill for 200 yards just to get average skiing, then Ski Santa Fe is your spot. I will not be back, especially since Pajarito Mountain, Angel Fire, and Taos are all superior options, and the extra driving to get to those destinations is easily worth it.

Let me just lay it out there quickly. Here are all the negatives:

-- Long, slow drive to get there (no lodging within 45 minutes of the base)
-- On a busy day, the full shuttles leave you walking a long way up the parking lot
-- The main lower mountain chair, Santa Fe Super Chief, stops constantly due to the beginner load
-- Uninteresting terrain (unless you're an expert); everything seems cut straight down the fall line
-- Lower mountain SERIOUSLY overcrowded and the upper mountain only has a few non-expert runs

Now, with all of that negativity, I will say that there are a couple of spots not to miss if you insist on visiting here. Spruce Bowl and Azmataz on the lower mountain and Alpine and Lobo on the upper mountain are enjoyable runs. The kids will like Adventure Land.

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