A slow but steady return to winter has made its way to the Southern Rockies of New Mexico, dropping nearly two feet of snow in the past couple of weeks at Angel Fire Resort. We have been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past few weeks making snow in anticipation of this year’s opening, set for this Friday, December 9.
The additional natural and man-made snow will allow us to open three full-mountain trails, several stash parks and begin prepping for a permanent boarder-cross structure in its popular terrain park. “We’ve been able to keep the systems running throughout the night since early November and our crews are working consistently to get as much out of the cold temperatures as possible,” Andy Whitacre, mountain operations manager, Angel Fire Resort. “Clearly the more natural snow we can add in is great, but in the meantime, it’s our job to get the mountain ready, so we are focusing our efforts on snowmaking and grooming the best trails for our 50th winter season.”
Starting December 9, Angel Fire Resort will offer skiing top to bottom on three trails including “Heading Home,” “High Road” and “Ridge Run” and a 16-inch base of snow. There will be 5 ‘stash parks’ open along “Heading Home” for riders and skiers to try out features. We will have two of the main lifts open, as well as, the Angel Fire Ski School creating a vast landscape for those just learning the sport. We plan to open more intermediate and expert terrain, as well as the Tubing Hill by the end of next week. The new boarder-cross will be completed in time for the holiday season.
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