Angel Fire Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Where Is Angel Fire Resort Located?

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.

Angel Fire Resort Hotel has 139 spacious rooms and offers the easiest access to the slopes, a small indoor pool, hot tub, lounge, gift shop, restaurants, massage facility and more. The base village has hundreds of condominiums from studios to three-bedroom units.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • The Bakery & Café at Angel Fire serves breakfast all day long, and you can even order food to go if you’re in a rush. 3420 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Lunch

  • Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ specializes in Texas-style BBQ, smoked over a blend of oak, hickory, apple and mesquite. 3400 -F Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Dinner

  • Mikuna Grill features Peruvian favorites as well as twists on comfort foods. 48 N Angel Fire Road, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Après/Nightlife

  • Enchanted Circle Brewing Company has live music on Saturdays as well as craft beers on tap. 20 Sage Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Terrain

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Angel Fire Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

40"
25"
17"
9"
0"
8"
Nov
32"
Dec
28"
Jan
33"
Feb
21"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

22%
Beginners Runs
56%
Intermediate Runs
22%
Advanced Runs
81
Runs in Total
3 mi
Longest Run
560 ac
Skiable Terrain
50 ac
Night Skiing
230 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 7

2
High Speed Quads
3
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10677'
Summit
2077'
Vertical Drop
8600'
Base

Important Dates

December 17, 20222022/12/17
Projected Opening
March 20, 20232023/03/20
Projected Closing
100
Projected Days Open
101
Days Open Last Year
56
Years Open
210"
Average Snowfall
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