Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe

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Why you should visit Ski Santa Fe

Nestled in the Santa Fe National Forest at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet, Ski Santa Fe is one of the highest ski areas in the continental United States.

And located less than 20 minutes from the city of Santa Fe , the resort is also one of the most culturally rich. After you’ve finished exploring the resort’s 86 groomed trails and 660 acres of terrain, you can discover the city’s museums, galleries, and historic sites.

At Ski Santa Fe you will find great lesson packages offered to skiers ages 10 and older. Once a lesson package is complete you can receive a Snow Sports Passport that allows you to save on lift passes, future lessons, and ski or snowboard rentals all season long.

Best time to visit Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe opens up for the season in late November and remains open through mid-April. The region sees an average of 300 sunny days a year, so you can expect to encounter pleasant weather. The resort also offers seasonal activities during the holidays, but you’ll want to reserve your tickets well in advance if you’d like to participate.

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Ski Resort Details
1477 New Mexico 475
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ski Resort Details
1477 New Mexico 475
Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Summit Elevation12,075 ft
  • Base Elevation10,350 ft
  • Vertical Drop1,725 ft
  • Skiable Area660 ac
  • Average Snowfall225 in
Trail Information
  • Number of trails86
  • Easy20%
  • Intermediate40%
  • Expert40%
  • Longest Run3 miles
  • Snowmaking40 %
Lift Details
  • Number of Lifts7
  • Fixed Grip Quads1
  • Triples2
  • Doubles2
  • Surface Lifts/other2

Where to stay

While there are no ski-in/ski-out accommodations at Ski Santa Fe, there are a multitude of lodging options in close proximity to the ski resort. Just 30 minutes from Ski Santa Fe and 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe is the enchanting and intimate Ten Thousand Waves Bed and Breakfast . The oldest hotel in Santa Fe, Hotel St. Francis , embodying the authentic new Mexican Spirit, is about 35 minutes from the ski area. Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Fe offers a free hot breakfast and fitness center only 18 miles from the ski resort.

Where to eat

The La Casa Lounge is the only dining option on the mountain, but this food court offers a variety of food choices to pick from so that everyone in the family is satisfied. At La Casa, you will find a grill, a pizza and pasta bar, a deli, and a bakery. In Santa Fe proper you will have no trouble finding a restaurant of your liking. From upscale Mexican fare at Cafe Pasqual’s to Spanish inspired cuisine at La Boca , Santa Fe has it all.

How to get there

At less than an hour away, the Santa Fe Regional Airport is the closest airport to the resort. The airport services two airlines with daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver and Phoenix. The RTD Mountain Trail Bus runs every day transporting guests and locals to and from the city of Santa Fe to Ski Santa Fe. Since the ski area is 16 miles from town it is recommended to rent a car if you don’t want to rely on public transportation.

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