Ski Santa Fe: Winter Adventure in “The City Different”

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Ski Santa Fe. Powder in the glades. Photo by Dino Vournas Ski Santa Fe
Powder in the glades. Photo by Dino Vournas

If You Go to Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe has 660 acres of skiable terrain with 7 lifts, 79 trails (20 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 40 percent expert) with 36 groomed daily. It has a vertical of 1725 and averages 225 inches of snow each year. For more information on pricing, programs, mountain layout and more, visit skisantafe.com. For information on the other alpine ski areas of New Mexico, visit skinewmexico.com.

Blue Bus—RidetheBlueBus.com; 866-206-0754

Ten Thousand Waves—tenthousandwaves.com

Where to Stay in Santa Fe

Santa Fe turns into a beautiful painting in winter, with snow blanketing the adobes and Kiva fireplaces crackling inside. When the winter sun comes out, it’s pleasant enough to stroll the galleries, shops and museums. It’s a wonderful time to visit the City Different. Prices are usually lower during winter (low season), and Santa Fe Restaurant Week is in early March. Visit santafe.org for a complete list of things to do.

Both these iconic hotels reflect Santa Fe’s style and spirit. Staying at either is an extraordinary experience.

La Fonda on the Plaza—The art and architecture of this historic hotel, as well as its signature restaurant La Plazuela, are among Santa Fe’s treasures. The spa offers a full menu of treatments. Bed and Breakfast packages for two are offered.
100 E. San Francisco St.
800-523-5002
lafondasantafe.com

Inn and Spa at Loretto—In the heart of Santa Fe, this luxury boutique hotel has a full-service spa and one of the city’s finest restaurants, Luminaria. A Winter Ski Escape package includes two lift tickets and daily breakfast for two.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
866-582-1646
innatloretto.com

Author Bio: An award-winning journalist for 32 years, Claudia Carbone is a native of Denver where she still lives. Follow her Go World blog at Sleepin’ Around: A Hotel and Travel Blog