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Related Regions: New Mexico, United States, North America, Flagstaff

Overview

Sandia Peak sits high above Albuquerque and boasts perhaps the nation's easiest ski resort access from a major city via a 60-person aerial tram that rises more than 4,000 vertical feet in less than 20 minutes. It is New Mexico's oldest ski area and offers beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders some long cruisers. Weekends can get crowded and lifts are old, but a weekday powder dump even can entice experts to sample its slopes.

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Elevation

  • 10378ft
    Summit
  • 1700ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 8678ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    31%

  • Intermediate Runs

    46%

  • Advanced Runs

    23%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    39

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    200 ac

  • Snow Making

    30 ac

More Info

The cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch, while the High Finance Restaurant at the summit offers lunch, dinner, and a full bar to go with the view. There's also a rental and repair shop, ski and snowboard schools, coin-op race course, and an Adaptive Ski Program. First aid on-site. Fifteen percent snowmaking.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/22/201803/10/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    32
  • Projected Days Open
    38
  • Years Open
    81
  • Average Snowfall
    100"

Best Sandia Peak Hotels

Apothecary Patio
806 Central Ave, SE Albuquerque, 87102
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
2 queen beds
4614 Central Avenue Southwest Albuquerque, 87105
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Suite
2011 Menaul Blvd Northeast Albuquerque, 87107
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Sandia Peak Reviews

Rulon Bravo
28th February 20184
Sandia Peak is a time warp to another era in the west when skiing was affordable, lodges were relatively simple, and the...Full review
David Milford
3rd February 20173
Like most ski areas in NM, this is a great little ski area when they have snow. Powder dumps can be up...Full review
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