New Mexico Ski Resorts

The location of popular skiing destinations in New Mexico and southern Colorado

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Ski Cloudcroft1920 U.S. 82  Cloudcroft, NM 88317
cloudcroft, New Mexico
Phone number: 575-682-2333
Opens: Mid-December
Travel time from Las Cruces: 1.5 hours
Fast Fact: Southernmost ski run in the United States.
1286 Ski Run Road Alto, NM 88312  88312
Mescalero, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Ski Apache, Ruidoso
Phone number: 575-464-3600
Opens: Dec. 7
Travel time from Las Cruces: 2.5 hours
Fast Fact: One of two American Indian-owned ski resorts in the world.
30 Tramway Rd NE  Albuquerque, NM 87122
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway
Phone number: 505-857-8977
Opens: Dec. 17
Travel time from Las Cruces: 3.5 hours
Fast Fact: The 2.7-mile tram up to the top of the mountain is the world’s longest aerial tramway.
2209 Brothers Road #220  Santa Fe, NM 87505
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Ski Santa Fe
Phone number: 505-982-4429
Opens: Dec. 3
Travel time from Las Cruces: 4.5 hours
Fast Fact: The base area, at 10,350 feet, is one of the highest in the continental United States.
18616 New Mexico 4, Jemez Springs, NM
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Valles Caldera National Preserve
Phone number: 866-382-5537
Opens: Dec. 22
Travel time from Las Cruces: 5 hours
Fast Fact: Customer Appreciation on Dec. 22. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is free on all trails.
397 Camp May Road  Los Alamos, NM 87544
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
Phone number: 505-662-5725
Opens: Mid-December
Travel time from Las Cruces: 5 hours
Fast Fact: Visitors can pay a fee to offset carbon emissions.
5224 New Mexico 518  Vadito, NM 87579
Penasco, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Sipapu Ski Area
Phone number: 800-587-2240
Opens: Now open
Travel time from Las Cruces: 5.5 hours
Fast Fact: Sipapu is the oldest ski resort in New Mexico.
10 Miller Lane  Angel Fire, NM 87710
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Angel Fire Resort
Phone number: 800-633-7463
Opens: Dec. 15
Travel time from Las Cruces: 6 hours
Fast Fact: Fifth-graders ski free at Angel Fire.
Post Office Box 90. Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Taos, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Taos Ski Valley
Phone number: 575-7762916
Opens: Dec. 15.
Travel time from Las Cruces: 6 hours
Fast Fact: Snowboarders were first allowed on the mountain in 2008.
400 Pioneer Road, Red River, NM 87558
Red River, New Mexico
Ski Resort: Red River Ski Area
Phone number: 575-754-2223
Opens: Nov. 23-28, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11 and daily on Dec. 16.
Travel time from Las Cruces: 6.5 hours
Fast Fact: Most Saturdays at nightfall, a torchlight parade winds its way down the slopes.
327 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO
Durango, Colorado
Ski Resort: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
Phone number: 800-982-6103
Opens: Nov. 25
Travel time from Las Cruces: 6.5 hours
Fast Fact: The name Purgatory comes from a farmer around the late 1800s who adopted the moniker for a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Anima Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls).
Hwy 160 East, Top of Wolf Creek Pass Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Ski Resort: Wolfcreek Ski Area, Rio Grande National Forest
Phone number: 800-754-9653
Opens: Now open
Travel time from Las Cruces: 7 hours
Fast Fact: Wolf Creek is billed as the ski resort with “the most snow in Colorado.
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