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Ski Santa Fe: Blower Powder Where the Rockies Begin!

19th February 2018 | Ski Santa Fe

News Regions: New Mexico

Resorts in this article: Ski Santa Fe

Deep, dry powder without the crowds.

Deep, dry powder without the crowds.

Copyright: Ryan Heffernan


Ski Santa Fe may be the Rockies’ best-kept secret with more than 225 inches of snow each year and some 300 days of blue skies.

Only 16 miles from Santa Fe, the mountain’s 83 cut runs and 1,725 vertical feet are easy to access from town. Seven lifts take riders to all types of terrain, from cruisy groomers and moguls to steep trees and glades. Recharge midday at the mid-mountain bar and restaurant, Totemoff’s, where you can warm up by the fire with a green chili cheeseburger and local craft beer. Ski Santa Fe is also friendly to uphill skiing—bang out an early-morning lap with the locals for killer views of the desert below.

Where the desert meets the mountains.  - © Ryan Heffernan

Where the desert meets the mountains.

Copyright: Ryan Heffernan

Soak your bones after a long day on the slopes in a hot tub at Ten Thousand Waves Spa, a Japanese-inspired resort nestled in the forest just down the road from the ski area (from $25). For dinner, grab a blood orange margarita and a pair of tacos at the recently-opened Paloma, a hip Mexican-inspired kitchen and bar in the Railyard. Stay downtown near Santa Fe’s 400-year-old plaza at La Posada de Santa Fe.

Lift tickets: $78 

Vistas all to yourself.  - © Ryan Heffernan

Vistas all to yourself.

Copyright: Ryan Heffernan


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