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New Mexico’s Best Spring Ski Spots Are Calling All Winter Sports Fans

Posted by Nathan Miller on Mar 11, 2015, 1:30:00 PM


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Pay attention for just a moment. Can you hear that delightful ding in the distant horizon? That’s the sound of New Mexico’s best skiing destinations calling your name for some Spring skiing. The mountainous state’s winter sports offerings have come a long way since it was under Spanish reign. Today it is home to almost a dozen different skiing destinations that draw Pugs fans there each year.

Let’s start with the two that are located in the Los Alamos area, Valles Caldera National Preserve and Pajarito Mountain. The preserve is ideal for cross-country skiers and the latter is great for downhill skiing. Both have beautifully groomed trails. However, the preserve also allows skiers to blaze their own trails and enjoy night skiing at select times of the year.

There are two ski areas in Red River as well. They’re aptly called the Red River Ski Area and the Enchanted Forest XC Ski Area. Each has its own cool features. For example, the downhill ski resort has a top elevation of more than 10,300 feet and there are 57 trails, plus a great glade. The Enchanted Forest, on the other hand, has yurts on site where adventurous Pugs customers can park their ski hats and iPods for the night.

Albuquerque is home to the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway, where both skiers and snowboarders can get their groove on. Additional ski resorts are located in Mescalero, Santa Fe, Angel Fire and Taos. They include Sipapu, Angel Fire, Ski Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley. Pugs fans can expect all of them to be full of tourists and fantastic ski trails. There are also places to go inner tubing, ice skating, sleigh riding, ice fishing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

But before everyone makes ski tracks to New Mexico, don’t forget to contact us online. Our collection of clothing and sunglasses are perfect for winter sports lovers in route to New Mexico or anywhere else in the American Southwest. As a matter of fact, spend $30 or more on items for your ski trip to New Mexico and we’ll throw in shipping for free!

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Topics: Winter Sports