Ski Santa Fe Ski Getaways
Twenty-five minutes north of historic downtown Santa Fe the ski area of the same name sits high up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest. A lofty base elevation of 10,350 feet - nearly two miles high - ensures a generous supply of light, dry powder, some 225 inches of it a year.
Take in the views of Arizona and Colorado from the 12,000-foot summit of Tesuque Peak, then drop into a series of small bowls, glades, chutes, tree-lined groomed trails, and open slopes. This mostly advanced intermediate, advanced, and expert terrain sprawls across the shoulders and face of the upper mountain before coming together again at mid-mountain.
With only a couple of exceptions the rest of the mountain is dedicated to easier to more difficult cruising. The Santa Fe Super Chief Quad is the easiest way to access this terrain, but the Sierra Chair serves much the same territory. Little kids have Chipmunk Corner and their own little lift in a separate area at the base.