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Ski Santa Fe Resort, New Mexico

Some of the Best Powder Skiing

Santa Fe Ski Area is located just 16 miles northeast of the Historic Plaza of the City of Santa Fe, N.M.

Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Santa Fe National Forest at a base elevation of 10,350 feet, this high desert ski area has challenges for skiers and boarders of all ability levels.

An average annual snowfall of 225 inches provides some of the best powder skiing in the Southwest.

From the 12,075-foot peak, the views span to Arizona and Colorado. Wooded trails, basins and groomed slopes fan out around a semicircular bowl, then funnel into the base area.

Adaptive Skiing

An adaptive skier program for those with physical and mental challenges is offered at the area through the Lovelace Hospital and Lovelace Auxiliary. The support of sponsors and volunteers makes it possible to offer private lessons, equipment and lifts at a nominal fee. Reservations Required

Ski Santa Fe has a PSIA-registered ski school with a staff of 100 plus instructors. Chipmunk Corner Children's Center offers day care (by reservation) for infants and toddlers and ski instruction for those 3 and older.

Just a short 25-minute drive will bring you to one of the Southwest's most exciting cities, Santa Fe, N.M., where you will find a variety of lodging, first-rate restaurants, shopping, night life and a wide choice of cultural activities.


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Mountain Statistics for Ski Santa Fe Resort
Base Elevation: 10,350 ft (3,155 meters)
Summit Elevation: 12,075 ft (3,680 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,725 ft (526 m)
Skiable Area: 660 acres (267 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 225 in (572 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 50 %
Number of Lifts: 7
Uphill Lift Capacity: 9,350 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Surface
1 Beginner Lift
1 Double Chair
2 Triple Chair
1 Quad Chair
Number of Trails: 77
Trail Ratings for Ski Santa Fe Resort
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 40%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Ski Santa Fe Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes