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Angel Fire New Mexico Winter Activities
Angel Fire New Mexico Winter Activities are endless with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and a host of family fun. Located on New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle near Eagle Nest, Taos and Red River, this resort is a favorite for families all year.
This top rated ski resort boasts 560 acres of terrain with rolling cruisers, tree runs, a terrain park and one of New Mexico’s best ski and snowboard schools. Plus, try Night Skiing to experience the thrill of watching the sun go down on Wheeler Peak.
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Located on New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle, near Eagle Nest, Red River and Taos, Angel Fire Resort has many great winter activities. This resort is 8,600 feet above sea level in the Southern Rockies with views of Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico.
It offers a variety of fun skiing and snowboarding options for families and groups of all ages. This ski season, Angel Fire Resort will offer a longer ski season (December 8, 2017-March 25, 2018), several mountain improvements – including a new black diamond trail – and nighttime ski and snowboard lessons.
The resort also has an exciting weekend program throughout the winter season. There are fun weekends such as the Big Ol’ Texas Weekend, featuring lodging packages, live music and BBQ. There are also World Championship Shovel Races in February and lots of fun planned through March for Spring Break.
Tubing is an old-fashioned winter activity that’s a blast for all ages. It’s a great way to spend a day with family, relive your childhood memories and create new ones together.
There are a number of tubing hills throughout the state. Most of them are found in popular ski towns, so they’re easy to access.
One of the best is located at Copper Mountain, a fun-filled resort that offers four tubing lanes for all ages and speeds. The magic carpets quickly whisk you back up to the top of the hill, allowing you to go as many times as you want in an hour-long session.
Other tubing hills in the area include Fraser Tubing Hill and Colorado Adventure Park. Both offer a variety of lanes for varying speeds and are less than ten minutes from Winter Park.
Night skiing is a great way to add another dimension to your ski vacation. It allows for a more intimate skiing experience, shorter lift lines and it’s less expensive than during the day.
It’s also a great way to get in some extra turns with the family. It’s not something that every resort offers though so if you do want to try it out, you should check with your local ski area.
Even if it’s just for a few nights during the winter, it’s a fun activity to do with the kids. Especially if they’re just learning how to ski and you want them to practice their new skills in a safe environment.
Visibility can be a challenge when night skiing so it’s important to wear the right lenses in your goggles. A pair of clear or yellow lenses will help you see better and make the most of your time on the slopes.
Snowmobiling is a favorite winter activity among those who want to experience the great outdoors. With improvements in clutching, throttle control, and suspensions, today’s snowmobiles offer an effortless ride that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and wilderness.
Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced snowmobiler, there are some things to keep in mind so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time on the trails. Remember to stay on the right side of the trail (just like driving a car) and watch for other riders.
When entering and exiting corners, be aware that other snowmobiles may go super fast, slam on the brakes, and create whoops. This can lead to rough riding conditions, so be aware of what’s ahead and be sure to slow down if you see oncoming riders.