Sandia Peak Ski Resort

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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.
No on-site lodging. Albuquerque has more than 12,000 rooms. Cedar Crest is 10 miles away and has B&Bs and a hostel.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Sandia Peak Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

19"
12"
8"
4"
0"
0.4"
Nov
7"
Dec
16"
Jan
7"
Feb
0"
Mar

Terrain Overview

23%
Beginners Runs
49%
Intermediate Runs
29%
Advanced Runs
35
Runs in Total
2 mi
Longest Run
200 ac
Skiable Terrain
30 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 4

3
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10378'
Summit
1700'
Vertical Drop
8678'
Base

Important Dates

January 08, 20232023/01/08
Projected Opening
March 13, 20232023/03/13
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
32
Days Open Last Year
85
Years Open
100"
Average Snowfall
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