The snow has come to Santa Fe, and we are delighted! More snow is predicted for the holiday, and we may even have that fabled White Christmas.
Ski Santa Fe opened on December 15, a little later than the hoped-for Thanksgiving opening, but with real snow, no one is complaining. As of today, 31% of the ski area is open, with a 39″ base, and driving conditions up to the ski area are fine. Currently, the price of lift tickets has been lowered, but of course, that can and probably will change, as more terrain is available to ski.
Adult All Day: $50 and Adult All Day w/Peak Plus Card: $30 Teen All Day: $45 and Teen All Day w/Peak Plus Card: $25
Child All Day: $40 and Child All Day w/Peak Plus Card: $20 Senior All Day: $40 and Senior All Day w/Peak Plus Card: $20
Active Duty Military All Day: $40 Half-Day: $40 Beginner Lift Only: $34
And there’s a webcam too, if you want to see the mountain first!
In terms of rental equipment, you can stop on Hyde Park Road on the way to the ski basin and check out Cottam’s. In town, Alpine Sports is conveniently located on Sandoval and Water Street, same location for years. Santa Fe Mountain Sports is in a new spot in the Baca Street portion of the Santa Fe Railyard. And Ski Tech is an easy in and out on St. Francis Drive, just north of Cerrillos Road.
Skiers with a yen for more dramatic conditions can head to Taos Ski Valley, about 2 hours north of Santa Fe, and rentals are available right there. Taos is open to the top of the mountain, with a base of 24″. If you are already in New Mexico, you can even demo new equipment on Demo Days, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the base of lift #1. And if your ski vacation is planned for the new year, think about timing your visit so that you can enjoy the Taos Winter Wine Festival!
Just be sure to be back at the Inn in time for our complimentary wine hour. After a day on the slopes, you will have earned it!