Ski Santa Fe is well known among serious skiers and snowboarders around the country. Even as it is located in the north central part of the state, it receives an average of 225 inches of snow per year. And the entire picture is enhanced the by the breathtaking landscape in every direction. The Santa Fe Ski Resort has the advantage of being located a mere sixteen miles from the historic city from which the resort takes its name. Over the past couple of decades the city of Santa Fe has become one of the top tourist destinations within the United States, due in large part to its vibrant art community. If you are making plans to reserve a Santa Fe ski vacation rental to get the most out of your time on the slopes, be sure to at least set aside a day or two to explore the city itself. You will not be disappointed.
And for all of the excitement and attractions in the city of Santa Fe, it is the Santa Fe Ski Area that most excites lovers of downhill winter sports. Ski Santa Fe is situated in the gorgeous Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The base area elevation is over 10,300 feet, making this one of the highest of all the ski resorts in the US. The summit is 12,075 feet with over 1,700 feet of thrilling vertical skiing. You will enjoy 73 ski runs spread out over a breathtaking 660 acres. Twenty percent are for beginners, 40 percent for intermediates, and 40 percent for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
There are perfectly groomed, isolated runs for beginners on one end of the spectrum, and out of bounds but legal runs like Big Tesuque, which is a deep, powdery, forested trail. The longest run at the Santa Fe Ski Area is over three miles if that tells you anything about the leg-busting potential of these slopes. There are awesome glade and tree runs, and some bowls and chutes for the more advanced riders, but there are also plenty of opportunities for people just getting started. You can even take lessons, privately or in a group setting. Renting ski equipment and gear is also no problem at this alluring resort in north central New Mexico. Also, be sure not to miss the Bone Yard freestyle terrain park. There are also a range of services and activities for the kids, including the Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center and Children’s Adventure Land.
Ski Santa Fe is one of the best family ski resorts in the state. There are a couple places to grab a bite to eat at the resort and many more just a short drive away in Santa Fe, where you will find a huge selection of restaurants, as well as cafes, bars, clubs, art galleries, and much more. You can easily find a Santa Fe ski vacation rental, as there are plenty of companies competing for the year round tourist traffic that streams into this part of the state. There are no slope-side accommodations at Ski Santa Fe, but there is a tremendous selection in the city itself, including bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels, and condos of all sizes. You will just need to decide what kind of Santa Fe ski vacation rental suits your needs based on the size of your group and any other requirements you might have.