Well that's about it.. Thinking of going up there with friends. We have never ski'd ok. Once or twice that's it.
Where should we go? we are college students.
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There is only one ski area that is real close to Santa Fe, logically enough it is called Ski Santa Fe. It is a midsize place and would be fine for first timers. Only about 20-30 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe, last few miles steep and scenic. There is some easy terrain, along with tougher stuff, views of desert and Sangre de Cristo mtns from slopes are gorgeous. The town of Santa Fe is pretty neat for dining and touristy/artsy stuff. About an hour from Santa Fe is smaller ski area near Los Alamos called Parajito. About two hours away is a larger ski area called Taos Ski Valley. It's considered the best ski area in NM, but is best for advanced skiers/boarders.