Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains—the southernmost peaks of the Rockies—Ski Santa Fe offers a one-of-a-kind winter experience. The mountain ranks among the highest ski resorts in the United States, with summits reaching above 12,000 feet. Gaze out over the Rio Grande from the top, where the views are as breathtaking as the altitude. Ski Santa Fe offers some of the best winter sports values in the Southwest, and the weather can’t be beat. Santa Fe embodies the phrase “fun under the sun,” averaging over 300 sunny days out of the year. The mountain still nets more than 200 inches of annual snowfall! Just 16 miles up the road from the world-famous Santa Fe Plaza, Ski Santa Fe is accessible to all. Catch a ride up the mountain on the RTD blue bus or take your own vehicle and enjoy one of New Mexico’s most stunning mountain drives to the ski area’s 10,350 ft. base.
Ski Santa Fe prides itself on being an all-inclusive, family-friendly business. For those who’re new to winter sports or just a little rusty, Ski Santa Fe offers lessons for all levels at affordable prices through its exceptional ski and snowboard school. Have a little one? The instructors at Chipmunk Corner will teach your child the basics while you enjoy the mountain. Need gear? The rental shop makes it fast and easy to hit the slopes with the best deals on equipment. Whether you prefer navigating through the trees, shredding bumps, or cruising groomers, Ski Santa Fe has it all. Seven lifts provide access to 660 acres and 1,725 feet of vertical terrain that will take your winter amusement to new heights. Take a break from the action and enjoy live music at the popular mid-mountain hangout, Totemoff’s Bar and Grill. Warm up with a hot cocktail or a bowl of New Mexico’s renowned green chile stew, then get back out for some more turns. If the slopes aren’t for you, check out the amazing snowshoeing and cross country trails that wind all around the mountain.
The ski season typically lasts from Thanksgiving to Easter, but there’s always more fun to be had on the mountain! Ski Santa becomes New Mexico’s premier trailhead in the summer and fall months, launching you into a world-class network of hiking and backpacking trails. Day trails to Rocky Mountain peaks towering over pristine alpine lakes are accessible from the parking lot at Ski Santa Fe. Check out Aspen Vista trail in October to take in the exquisite autumn colors. Bring your mountain bike and explore the exceptional trails that weave through the Santa Fe National Forest. Interested in overnight camping? Reserve at the Big Tesuque or Black Canyon campgrounds. Want to get off the beaten path? Take your AWD vehicle down Forest Service Road 72 to Tesuque for an unforgettable ride past mountain vistas and pueblo ranches. No matter what outdoor adventure you’re looking for, Ski Santa Fe has you covered.