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April 25, 2005
From journal Sampling the Southwest
March 21, 2005
Rental equipment was HEAVILY used. The employees on the slopes were excellent. If you don't care for snowboarders, go to Taos. This was an easy ski after learning in Taos.
We'll likely return to ski. It is a good place that is family friendly for a decent price.
Being there during spring break gave us a chance to see what a crowded ski area is like. It really wasn't that bad. At the most we waited about 15 minutes, and averaged about half that in the lift lines.
One really nice thing at Santa Fe is the "ability skiing" they offer. This is where physically challenged folks get to learn to ski. We saw 3 in specially designed "ski chairs" (2 were learning, 1 looked pretty accomplished). It was a wonderful sight, those folks getting to go down the slopes and seeing their excitement.
From journal Spring Break in Santa Fe
February 25, 2005
From journal Ski Santa Fe in February
Sierra Vista, Arizona
February 6, 2004
The resort itself is located over 10,000 feet above sea level, with the highest lifts reaching to around 12,000, allowing for even more great vistas and sunny skies. It is VERY cold, so be sure to bundle up. My wife and I got to the top at around 9:30 in the morning, half an hour after the resort opens, and it was a brisk 9 degrees, warming up to 12 by noon.
Four chairs, including a quad, service many runs, ranging the gamut from beginner to advanced. One thing I appreciated was the number and length of beginner runs, which is such a nice change from the typical one or two 1000 foot runs for the kiddies. Lift tickets are $45 for a full day, $33 for half days. Hours are from 9am till 4pm every day.
From journal Four Days in Santa Fe
March 16, 2001
From journal Ski Santa Fe
Sea Girt, New Jersey
December 15, 2000
The lifts were smooth, the tiny lines moved quickly, and the lodge was nice enough. The staff was great. I had some trouble with a new boot that I had purchased back East, and the ski shop staff cheerfully helped me out and didn't charge me for making minor alterations to the instep of my boot.
Even the ride up to the mountain is nice. The ski area is about 15-20 miles from the center of Santa Fe, but it will take you about 40 minutes to drive the curving roads up the Sangre de Christos to reach the base. Shuttles to the lodge from remote parking areas run regularly and are easy to catch. On the way to the ski area on my first day, I spent half the drive hanging out the window of the truck trying in vain to take pictures (it's THAT beautiful!).
Skiing Santa Fe Ski Area is a rewarding experience. It won't offer the most challenging skiing in the world (try Taos if you're looking for steep verticals and crazy black diamonds), but Santa Fe will provide you with an enjoyable, hassle-free day. It's a good place for families with little skiiers and beginners.
From journal Beautiful New Mexico