Host to the Shovel Racing World Championships and home of the Big Ol’ Texas Weekend, New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort accommodates skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. The mountain features an abundance of trails with terrain parks and excellent tree skiing.
The resort is located near Angel Fire, New Mexico, and is home to terrain that spans over 560 acres. The base village sits at 8,600 ft and is host to multiple restaurants, ski rentals and ski schools. The ski area also features an extensive snowmaking system.
Angel Fire ski resort is near two major airports: Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) and Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). There’s also an airport three miles from the resort: Angel Fire Airport (AXX). Shuttle services and rental cars are available from all major airports.
Rated at 21% beginner, 56% intermediate and 23% advanced terrain, Angel Fire Resort features 80 plus trails, 3 terrain parks, including a boarder cross/ski cross course, and 30 acres of tree skiing. The area receives 210 inches of snow per year, and snowmaking happens on 52% of the mountain (85% of the beginner terrain). Seven lifts service the runs and its 2,077 feet of vertical drop. Base elevation is 8,600 feet, and summit elevation is 10,677 feet.
Nordic skiers will find 12 kilometers of terrain at the Angel Fire Resort Nordic Center distributed across three trails: one beginner, one intermediate and one advanced. Snowshoeing is also allowed on these trails.
Angel Fire Resort is an excellent year-round mountain destination. Additional winter activities include snowmobiling, tubing, sledding, ice fishing and sleigh rides. The resort also provides lift-accessed mountain bike trails during the summer. Other summer activities include ziplining, golfing, scenic chairlift rides, tennis and playing in the lake.
Advanced skiers should hike to C-4 trail, which is a black diamond trail featuring a 1,000-foot vertical drop. Angel Fire is the only New Mexico resort to offer night skiing as well as night access to the terrain parks.