Where to Ski & Snowboard in New Mexico

As a relatively unexplored ski state, New Mexico boasts incredible, but more importantly, uncrowded powder. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to New Mexico isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With thousands of acres of skiable terrain to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to New Mexico.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in New Mexico

Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

Known for being an authentic, rugged ski area, Taos Ski Valley is the largest in the state of New Mexico. It’s nestled at the base of Kachina Peak and offers 1,294 acres of skiable terrain. More than half of the runs at Taos Ski Valley are for experts, but the remaining 50% of terrain is evenly divided for beginning and intermediate skiers.

Ski Apache

Ski Apache

Opened by the Mescalero Apache Tribe in 1963, Ski Apache is southern New Mexico’s premier ski resort. While the stunning views of the Sierra Blanca mountains are sure to be a highlight on your ski trip to New Mexico, Ski Apache also offers the state’s only 8 passenger gondola along with 55 runs across 750 acres.

Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort features 81 trails of which 77 percent are graded beginner or intermediate. So if you’re a beginner skier or traveling with the family, you’re sure to be comfortable on the slopes at Angel Fire. The resort also offers great glade skiing, night skiing, terrain parks, and state-of-the-art snowmaking when weather conditions aren’t favorable.

Sandia Peak

Sandia Peak

The oldest ski resort in New Mexico, Sandia Peak is conveniently located near Albuquerque. The highlight of the ski area is a 15-minute tram ride that ascends to the top of the mountain. As you rise more than 10,000 feet, you’ll be able to enjoy 11,000 square miles of stunning panoramic views.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Nestled just outside of Los Alamos and Sante Fe, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area offers incredible views of the Rio Grande Valley along with 300 acres of skiable terrain. The area is most famous for its superb tree skiing and the slopes remain relatively uncrowded so you won’t have to worry about long lift lines.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in New Mexico

Are ski resorts in New Mexico open?

Yes! Some ski resorts in New Mexico are open and ready to welcome you. Others remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

How much does a ski trip to New Mexico cost?

While the total cost of your trip will depend largely on your method of transportation and your selected accommodations, lift tickets will range anywhere from $50-$100 per day. At most ski resorts, discounted rates are available for children and multi-day passes.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to New Mexico?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to New Mexico, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to New Mexico?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to New Mexico. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to New Mexico.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to New Mexico?

You can ship your skis and snowboard within the continental U.S. for as little as $49.99 for a small ski or snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) Pricing may increase and transit times will vary depending on the exact location that you are shipping from/to and your selected service level. International shipping may also increase prices.

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As a company of active skiers, we have experienced the hassles of traveling with your gear and understand how important these items are to you. Our team is available 7 days a week ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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