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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 Closing01/05/201903/10/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    32
  • Projected Days Open
    38
  • Years Open
    82
  • 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

Martin Martinez
6th January 20191
I am a new mexico native from albuquerque and heir to Spanish land grants. Drove to the tram and it was closed...Full review
Julia Camp
17th December 20185
I grew up 15 minutes from this ski area so I'm a bit partial as I learned here and spent 20 years...Full review
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