Angel Fire Ski Getaways
Angel Fire's attributes include over 2,000 feet of vertical, a couple of high speed quads and three doubles that keep lines short, and a trail layout that caters first and foremost to intermediates and beginners. Almost 80% of the terrain (31% beginner and 48% intermediate) is suitable for the type of skiers and riders who make up the majority of the market. Angel Fire enhances this by making sure that 85% of the beginner trails (52% of terrain overall) is covered by snowmaking. The machine-made snow augments over 17 feet of the natural stuff every season.
The heart of Angel Fire is served by the Chile Express. While there are a few black diamond trails at the top they can be skirted. Take the green circle Headin' Home and then make a right into one of five blue square cruisers, some of which split into others partway down. Continue on Headin' Home and you'll find a network of beginner trails or easier intermediate trails that lead back to the base.
The black diamond terrain is relatively modest in extent and the trails are usually shorter than others at the area, but do take the time to hike from the top of the Southwest Flyer lift over to Nitro, Detonator, and Baa-Da-Bing. Freeriders will enjoy the features of the Mountaintop Terrain Park on Angel Food.