Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

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Ski Santa Fe in New Mexico and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Ski Santa Fe is located in the Sange de Christo Mountains of New Mexico and opened in the early 1950’s under the name Santa Fe Ski Basin. The ski area is located about […]

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Ski Santa Fe in New Mexico and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Ski Santa Fe is located in the Sange de Christo Mountains of New Mexico and opened in the early 1950’s under the name Santa Fe Ski Basin. The ski area is located about 16mi/26km from the historic city of Santa Fe, which is celebrated for its arts, cultural and tradition. The drive to the ski area will take you through the city and then through several small communities where you will be delighted by the unique beauty of the countryside. Ski Santa Fe holds the distinction of having the highest base elevation of all ski and snowboard areas in the state of New Mexico, 10,350ft/3155m and has grown into a facility that hosts over 77 trails, 660 acres of stunning terrain and some of the most incredible views in New Mexico. When you visit Ski Santa Fe, make sure to bring your camera and stop to enjoy the scenery.

Ski Santa Fe is primarily a day skier and snowboarder destination, with lodging and nightlife found in the city of Santa Fe. Santa Fe is rich in folk art, crafts and performing arts. It is also a place try exceptional cuisine.

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On the Slopes

  • Ski Santa Fe is a family-friendly environment where everyone can experience a day on the slopes together. Ski Santa Fe has a nice division of terrain; the lower slopes offer beginner and intermediate terrain, where the upper slopes have a great selection of advanced and expert terrain such as Big Rocks Glade and Easter Bowl. Ski Santa Fe is home to a terrain park that is located mid-mountain and is a compliment to the already amazing terrain that makes up this mountain.
  • As you venture higher on the slopes, you’ll find advanced and expert terrain just waiting to challenge skiers and snowboarders who are looking for some heart-pounding action. On a clear day, as you descend down from 12,053ft/3674m on North Burn and Cornice, the view is simply amazing. Pack your camera; you don’t want to miss this great opportunity for photos that will last a lifetime.
  • The Snowsports School is ready to help everyone improve their skills with various children’s programs in Chipmunk Corner with lessons for ages 3 to 11 years. There are also adult programs for beginners to advanced individuals looking to sharpen their technique. They also offer women specific programs and adaptive programs as well. There is also the Burton Learn to Ride Center for the younger riders.

Off the Slopes

  • At the base of the mountain, you will discover the La Casa Lodge, where you can find everything you need including a great selection of food with all of your favourites. It is also home to guest services, lift tickets, the rental shop and the Ski Santa Fe Sports Shop offering a full line of apparel, gloves, hats, goggles and souvenirs to commemorate your visit.
  • Downtown Santa Fe is a wonderful place to examine the beautiful architecture. The city of Santa Fe has been designated a UNESCO Creative City in design, crafts and folk art and is the 4th largest city in the state of New Mexico.
  • Looking to spend some time alone on the slopes without the kids, the Chipmunk Corner for Kids is a great place for the children with various programs, events and also a day-care facility for ages 3 months to 3 years.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1725 ft / 526 m

Base Elevation:
10350 ft / 3155 m

Summit Elevation:
12075 ft / 3681 m

Skiable Area:
660 acres

Average Snowfall:
225 in / 572 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 83

Beginner: 17 (20%)

Intermediate: 33 (40%)

Advanced: 29 (35%)

Expert: 4 (5%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Albuquerque NM , 82mi / 132km

Nearest Major City:
Santa Fe NM, 16mi / 26km

Nearest Town/City:
Santa Fe NM, 16mi / 26km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 505-982-4429

Snow Phone: 505-983-9155

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
Lower Lifts, 9:00am to 4:00pm : Upper Lifts, 9:00 to 3:45pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 7

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 2

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 3


Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Santa Fe Municipal Airport  (SAF)
Distance: 29 mi / 47 km
Ranking: Limited Flights per Day

Albuquerque Intl Sunport  (ABQ)
Distance: 82 mi / 132 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map