Originally Posted by wolfelot
What is this New Mexico card that you are referring too? I am interested.
Call Sports Systems in Albuquerque in the fall- they sell them, as do numerous other stores and ski events (Ski Expo NM, ski swap, etc.)
I think 2 different punch cards are available, one that benefits Breast Cancer, the other American Lung Assoc. At just over $100, they include 10 days total skiing: 1 day at most NM resorts (Taos, Angel Fire, Red River, Sippapu, Pajarito, Ski Apache), a couple CO resorts (I think A-Basin, possibly Mammoth?) and discounts at Ski Santa Fe and Sandia.
The resorts vary from year to year, some of the CO resorts are different on the different cards, and some have blackout dates. Just read the fine print. It's a pretty good deal if you just want to have a couple of days at the smaller resorts, get caught in town on a powder day, or if you're a Taos season pass holder (like me) who likes to mix it up from time to time. Most are within a couple hours driving of Santa Fe/ Albuquerque metro area. I don't know anyone who has actually driven down to Ruodoso, (Ski Apache) though, unless they've got friends in Texas they're trying to meet up with. (And I'm not starting that debate in this thread...)
If you're not local, and can't justify that many different resorts, a website called saveonskiing.com usually has 2 for 1 tickets at the little NM resorts, so good to get if you're planning on going there anyway. My 0.02 is that if you're going to TRAVEL here to ski, then just go to Taos- just purchase the tickets at REI on your way out of Albuquerque/ Santa Fe and it's much cheaper.