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Funny I found this forum , last time I posted was in 2008. We are planning a short ski trip to New Mexico this year, going to drive from Houston.We have never skied there, last 3 trips have been to Steamboat but we want to try a litte different this year. We are leaning towards Sante Fe at the moment but that may change. We are going with a couple who skied it before and loved it !

WHo has plans and where too?

post #2 of 15

What are you asking exaclty? When you are going and what sort of skiing you like to do?

 

The La Nina forecast for this season does not favor NM for snow.

 

Santa Fe is about as different from Steamboat as a ski area can be. (except they both have great tree skiing)

 

post #3 of 15
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Just would like to hear of others plans for a ski vacation for this season.

Steamboat is our favorite but we are taking a budget trip this year.


Edited by Mojo1 - 9/28/11 at 2:17pm
post #4 of 15

Go to Wolf Creek.

post #5 of 15

Taos is the obvious answer, though it adds to your drive.

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Just would like to hear of others plans for a ski vacation for this season.

 

I plan to ski at Santa Fe a lot, but it's more of a work thing than vacation.  

 

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Taos is the obvious answer, though it adds to your drive.



Agreed. Taos is one of my favorite ski spots by far. Too bad they didn't have much snow last season, and it's not looking good for this season either for NM. The year before, though, they had a killer spring. I'd suspect if they have a decent season after all, it's going to be late into it. Don't take my word for it, though. Weather can be so fickle. Last year, Mt. Hood was supposed to get off to a phenomenal start, and when I went in December, I ended up skiing in rain most of the time. Was fun, but miserable at the same time. They ended up great later in the season, though.

 

If you want a safer bet, I'd say hit up Wolf Creek like MTCyclist said above. It's not quite as challenging as Taos, but they have consistently good snow. They are also usually one of the first places to open, too. I've had some of my best ski days EVER there, due to their reliable powder.

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...Wolf Creek...It's not quite as challenging as Taos, 

 

That's safe to say,  

post #9 of 15
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Well the other couple was set on Sante Fe and thats what we booked, we will see, 2013 we for sure will shoot to take them to Steamboat.We are spoiled with ski in/ski out of Steamboat. We usually stay at the Bear CLaw and love it. Hoping for good snow and great trip! We will be there mid February !

post #10 of 15

Santa Fe is a very interesting town for après ski, dining (NM Southwestern cuisineicon14.gif), and shopping. You go through an amazing climate change on the short, steep drive up to the ski area.  If you're at the ski area on a clear afternoon be sure to hang around for the sensational sunset/alpenglow desert/mtn views.  The base lodge is at 10,350'!!  If after two or three days you want to explore beyond Ski Santa Fe you are only about two hours from Taos Ski Area.  And there are some other cool, smaller hills such as Parajito and Sipapu that are even closer. 

post #11 of 15

The southern resorts are the best bets so far but a lot can change between now and mid-February.

 

Be sure and check tickets Santa Fe for performances. the caliber of the arts in Santa Fe belies the town's size. And Taos is an easy day trip from Santa Fe.

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Well the other couple was set on Sante Fe and thats what we booked, we will see, ...


Mom fully nailed it with her review of SF:

http://www.epicski.com/products/santa-fe/reviews/2158

 

You can stop by a patrol shack and ask for me if you'd like a show-around.  I work there Monday thru Thursday.  

post #13 of 15
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Santa Fe turned out to be a great trip for us, the slopes, snow, town everything. We have booked another trim there with a bigger group. The slopes fit our ski style and the lack of crowds was a huge plus, can’t wait to get back!

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Hey, so glad to hear it. Give a shout out on get together forum when you are going.

post #15 of 15
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Getting close and ready to hit the slopes.Been working out and I am down about 20 pounds from the last trip and hope my skiing will be better this year. ITs hard to improve much when you can only go 1 trip a year. Hope they get some more snow in the next 4 weeks,ski.gifyahoo.gif

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