Snow quality, friendly staff, tree skiing - Santa Fe city!
lack of safety bars on lifts
Santa Fe is a wonderful medium sized town (about 65,000 people), all walkable. It has some of the oldest buildings in The USA and great shopping and food and people.
I had one long afternoons skiing up in Ski Santa Fe. It is a very beautiful drive up through a National Park and then a road going along the side of the mountain. The top of the resort is 3680 meters high, and you can see Colorado 100 miles away on a clear day (most days), and down to Albuquerque.
The trails were gorgeous, snow wonderful. I saw some very good snowboarders carving their way past me in one of the gladed areas and heard them comment that “oh, this is icy” – I guess anyone who has done most of their skiing elsewhere (especially on the East Coast) would wonder what they were talking about! Away from the glades, like in Taos and Red River, it was powder. There is definitely a couple of days skiing for a someone who likes to run up piste/tail miles, more for someone who is more interested in good runs.