Image courtesy of Ski Santa Fe
With temperatures soaring into the 40s and the sun blazing down the mountain, this weekend is the time to head to Ski Santa Fe for the last hurrah of runs for the season.
Located just an hour and a half's drive north of Albuquerque, Ski Santa Fe is one of the premier ski destinations in the Southwest, and with good reason. This semi-sleepy mountain is chock-a-block full of fantastic skiing, from laid back carving runs to full on mogul madness. Even if you're a beginner, Santa Fe's snowsports school is top notch, and at this time of year, you're likely to get a private lesson for the price of a group class!
Snow conditions in Santa Fe at the moment are good and despite the baking sunshine, the mountain remains blanketed in snow with a depth of 90 inches. It's like mid-season with spring sunshine up there! Since it is the last weekend that the mountain will be open, you're unlikely to run into crowds and lines for the lifts are vanished for the season.
The “Endless Winter” weekend this Saturday and Sunday will feature special lift ticket rates:
*w/Peak Plus $25
*w/Peak Plus $20
*w/Peak Plus $15
Half Day - $34
Military Discount - $34
On Saturday, April 10th, the mountain will ring with music as the Duke City Swampcoolers perform live from noon – 3 pm at Totemoff’s (located at mid mountain).
Ski Santa Fe will operate their extended weekend through Sunday April 11. The lower mountain lifts are running from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, while upper mountain lifts go until 4:15 pm. Half day tickets grant you lift access until 1 pm or from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, but its best to go early as the super sunshine will cause spring-like conditions (read: slush) after lunchtime.
You'll also want to slather on the sunscreen and leave your coat (and maybe pants and hats) in the locker. It's warm out there!
Click here for driving directions from Albuquerque.