- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 5
Date Visited: Dec 30, 2006
Ski Santa Fe used to be my hometown mountain in the early 90's. It is a beginner & intermediate oriented resort within easy driving distance of downtown Santa Fe. It can get crowded during holidays but for the most part you can ski straight on to the lifts if you stay away from the base & pick the right time of year. When the snow is good, the only thing to watch out for is that the top of Lift 3 tends to get a little wind blown & icy at the top of Roadrunner.
Santa Fe is a great apre ski town so long as you aren't looking to go clubbing. The restaurant scene is great & there's absolutely nothing like red chile burritos or enchiladas and a margarita after a good of skiing. You might also want to check out 10,00 Waves japanese spa on the ski road for some R&R afterwards. Definitely worth it!
The hardcore skiers will want to go to Taos but boarders need to go into CO as Taos is skiers only. SW Co offers some good choices within 4 hrs drive of ABQ, especially Wolf Creek & Durango. A little longer drive (don't take Red Mountain pass in the winter!) will get you to Telluride as well.