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Sandia Peak Ski Area, New Mexico

Some of the Longest Cruising Terrain

Sandia Peak Ski Area is a family area located in the Cibola National Forest approximately 30 minutes from Albuquerque, N.M.

Experience the drama of an 11,000 square mile panoramic view of New Mexico from Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. From the base to the top of 10,378 foot Sandia Peak, time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers lift from the desert floor, above canyons and lush forests, to the mountain top - 2.7 miles of sky-view travel and discovery of New Mexico's varied landscape and life zones.

With numerous trails covering 200 skiable acres, Sandia Peak offers an excellent learning environment for the novice/beginner skier as well as some of the longest cruising terrain for intermediates available in the state.

Snowboarding is allowed at the area on all trails. Rentals and lessons are available daily. Workshops are scheduled throughout the season. Cross-country skiers can enjoy 47 km of trails in the Cibola National Forest at the top of the mountain. Trails may be accessed via Sandia Peak Tramway or Highway 536 to the Crest.

PSIA-certified instructors offer full- or half-day alpine, snowboard and telemark lessons. The Cubby Corner Ski School for children 4 to 6 years of age offers children their own surface lift, warming hut and restrooms. A licensed day care facility is located within a few miles of the ski area.


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Mountain Statistics for Sandia Peak Ski Area
Base Elevation: 8,678 ft (2,645 meters)
Summit Elevation: 10,378 ft (3,163 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,700 ft (518 m)
Skiable Area: 200 acres (81 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 125 in (318 cm)
Longest Run: 13,200 ft (4,023 m)
Snowmaking: 15 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,500 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
1 Poma Lift
4 Double Chairs
1 Tram (55 People)
Number of Trails: 30
Trail Ratings for Sandia Peak Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 35%
More Difficult: More Difficult 55%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 10%
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 Sandia Peak Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 47 km