Located at 8,600 feet in northern New Mexico, Angel Fire Resort opened in 1966 as a smaller ski destination less than an hour from Taos, but has grown into a year-round Rocky Mountain resort destination.
In winter, the resort offers night skiing, as well as tubing, sledding and Nordic skiing on 560 acres, while downhill skiers and snowboarders have nearly 80 runs to choose from, more than half of which are designed for intermediate skiers.
Angel Fire Resort has a full-service ski and rental shop near the base area, as well as a ski and snowboard school, with group and private lessons for kids and adults. There is slope-side dining at Angel Fire, and ski-in/ski-out accommodation is available just a few steps away from the chairlifts at the resort’s main lodge.
The resort generally opens in early to mid-December and closes in late March or early April. Many report that February has the prime snow conditions, though spring skiing with longer days and warmer temperatures is also a draw for skiers and boarders well into March for this area of the Southwest.
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The closest airport is the Angel Fire Airport, which is only 3 miles away from the resort and caters to private and charter planes. However, most guests come in via the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, Santa Fe Municipal Airport or the Taos Regional Airport.
By car, Angel Fire Resort is 53 minutes from Taos, three hours from Albuquerque and two hours from Santa Fe. Angel Fire Resort offers free shuttles to the resort lodge to any guest traveling on Taos Air and staying at the resort’s lodge or one of their managed properties.
The most convenient accommodation at Angel Fire Resort is going to be The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort at the base of the mountain just steps from the Chile Express chairlift. The Lodge features on-site dining options, as well as a hot tub, an indoor pool and a fitness center. Other options include resort-managed condominiums and homes, just a few blocks from the slopes, featuring studios to three-bedroom units.
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