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Reviews for Angel Fire Resort
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Review of 2022 trip
The roads around the resort were good. The resort is super cute as you pull up. The front office staff are super nice and helpful. The lobby was nice and there was a spot to sit next to the fire.
We stayed in a room that had two queens and access to the atrium with a semi private patio. When we walked in I thought the room was huge for a hotel room! There was also a (fake) fire place going as our heater. Our room had a mini fridge and tons of storage. The access to the atrium was really neat. Our room looked at the mountain, we could see the plows all night or shut the curtain. We opened the door to the atrium patio if we got hot to cool the room.
The resort are STEPS from the mountain base. There are ski rental shops on site. We rented a locker at the base of the mountain. We put our kids in lessons and that was very helpful for them. We tubbed the first day. It was a great hour of fun. There is a magic carpet that you and your tube ride up and you speed down and race your friend. It is nice not to have to walk up the hill each time you tube!!!!
There are several options on site for food. The food is a little pricey (good quality though), but if you don’t want to leave you have options in walking distance. You can also use the mini fridge. There is a coffee shop on the lobby that serves starbucks (no SB gift cards can be used). We enjoyed walking to El Jefe over by the Chili Lift one night for a taco and drink. They played Jimmy Buffett and I got to gaze at the mountain, so cool!
We skied two days. We went after the holidays and there were no lines at the lifts. I would recommend warming up on the dream catcher lift and run, the transition to lift #2. Then jump on the Chili Express lift and head to the summit. Stop at the Summit Haus and check out the views before you pick a run. I loved Headed Home that has breathtaking views and takes you down to the base of the mountain. After two days of skiing I soaked I. The indoor hot tub. My son got in the indoor pool and played for a bit.
We grabbed an Angel Fire shirt and a cute tail sign for our wall at home to remember our trip. Overall, TERRIFIC spot to stay and ski! I will be back!! ... Full Review
Jacquie Von Hohn
We LOVE Ange Fire! It’s a great family resort. The people are so friendly and it’s more affordable than a lot of the other mountains! ... Full Review
I love this place. I'm an intermediate skier, but I stopped skiing years ago because of all the hassle with big ski areas. Angel Fire is the perfect combination of friendly, fun, and hassle free. It got me skiing again. I highly recommend it!... Full Review
Angel Fire is a ski resort that reminds me of the smaller, family style resorts in Europe. It's a friendly, uncrowded ski area and the slopes are well groomed. It has more than 500 acres of terrain, so it's not small, but it's not a monster like Breckenridge, etc.... Full Review
Long lift lines! Half hour, plus. . Unmasked people, belligerently so, coughing spitting yelling packed together, hundreds in lift lines Unenforced mask mandate. Mostly Texans. Parking lots full Texas plates. Area supposedly at 1/4 capacity. Don’t think so Parking lots all full people everywhere, on slopes , lifts full capacity. Bad music blaring loud. Really a rude place to be. Too bad, it used to be a good area to have fun for intermediate skiing. I won’t go back. ... Full Review
I lost skis on one trip the customer service rep was fantastic. ... Full Review
Resort is hardly open - only a few green trails open. Literally one blue on the front side... as a result, mix of experts and beginners packed onto 10% of the ski area.
Supposedly running at 25% capacity. Have come here several times in the past. Feels the same, except cafeterias and cafes are closed inside so everyone is congregating around a few tables outside. Forget social distancing. Forget masks when walking uphill at 10,000 ft altitude.
Clearly, AF did not plan to open. THere is not a lot of snow, but they could open 4-6 more trails. Just not even taking the time to groom. Rather just fully roped off. NOTHING TO DO but the same green slope (ridge trails) over and over again.... Full Review
Angel Fire is probably the second best ski resort in New Mexico after Taos. They have a very wide variety of terrain, long runs, some challenging terrain, pleasant staff, decent views and great snow. Mid-week skiing is amazing. The biggest con is that nearly every skier is from Texas, Oklahoma (aka Texas Part II), or Louisiana. Most of Angel Fire skiers ski like a bowling ball wrapped in jeans rolling down a cliff. Nearly every skier doesn’t know how to ski, let alone how to stop. So make sure you keep your head on swivel. Especially during Mardi Gras when Hal and his drunk Pals arrive!... Full Review
Angel Fire ignores skier safety by leaving standing dead trees that can fall on lift cables. Fallen trees lay across over half The black diamond runs. Red garbage cans are used as padding on snowmaking terminals. All that matters is collecting money.... Full Review
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