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Ski Santa Fe Girls Way

Last month, Unicorn Picnic & a group of creative skier girls followed El Niño to Santa Fe, New Mexico after a big storm to check out some new terrain. The Team: Producer & Pro Skier Caroline Gleich, Director & Pro Skier Lynsey Dyer, Videographer & Snow Safety Guide Kt Miller Photo, Journalist & Photographer Leslie Hittmeier, and Videographer & Editor Sophie Danison.Visit New Mexico Skiing Magazine #WhereTheRockiesBegin

Posted by Unicorn Picnic on Monday, February 22, 2016


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You'll find some of the best places to ski in the Southwest right here in the Santa Fe area. The season typically lasts from late fall through early spring, bringing up to 300 inches of snow a year to some ski resorts and plenty of races, winter festivals and other events.

With an average of 300 sunny days a year and plenty of snow during the winter season, Santa Fe is a skier's paradise. Whether you're a novice or an expert, a downhill skier or a snowboarder, you'll enjoy miles of challenging trails, beautiful panoramic mountain vistas and endless fun beneath the winter sun.

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Ride the bumps or glide through the trees. Charge your way down steep slopes or take a leisurely route along trails that slowly wind down the mountains. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers can explore some fantastic terrain in the Santa Fe area too, including the Aspen Vista Trail and the Nordic Trail on Hyde Park Road below the Ski Santa Fe ski area, as well as rolling terrain in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, a volcanic caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

Bring the family and stay for a week, or schedule an impromptu ski vacation for you and your friends. You can often find great package deals throughout the season. Sign up for lessons from seasoned instructors who can teach you the basics of skiing if you're a beginner and help you polish your skills if you're a longtime skier feeling rusty. Bring your own equipment or, if you prefer to travel lightly, rent everything you need once you're here.

Experience the powdered snow, the pristine trails and the sun-filled days that contribute to the perfect skiing and snowshoeing conditions of the Southwest. Once you've skied our mountains here, you'll agree there's no other place like this winter wonderland.

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Glorieta Zip Tour: The High Five
"See the Sangre de Cristo mountains like you never have before! On our High Five Zip Tour experience, you'll harness up, ride the army truck, take a deep breath, then... ready, set... SOAR at high speeds over canyons and through the pines on a mile-long zipline tour. It's thrilling enough for the adventure-seeker but safe for the whole family!"
11 State Route 50

5056997848
"See the Sangre de Cristo mountains like you never have before! On our High Five Zip Tour experience, you'll harness up, ride the army truck, take a deep breath, then... ready, set... SOAR at high speeds over canyons and through the pines on a mile-long zipline tour. It's thrilling enough for the adventure-seeker but safe for the whole family!"
Glorieta Adventure Camps
Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Rockies, Glorieta Adventure Camps offers a mountainous escape perfect for the casual camper, outdoor adventurer, or extreme sport enthusiast. Our expansive trails, open to the public August to May, are great for hiking and mountain biking. We offer great lodging and activity options for retreat groups, families, and more.
11 State Route 50
Glorieta, NM 87535
505-757-6161
Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Rockies, Glorieta Adventure Camps offers a mountainous escape perfect for the casual camper, outdoor adventurer, or extreme sport enthusiast. Our expansive trails, open to the public August to May, are great for hiking and mountain biking. We offer great lodging and activity options for retreat groups, families, and more.
Land of Enchantment Fly Fishing Guides
Land of Enchantment Guides is an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service, offering guided fishing trips in the Santa Fe, Chama, Taos and San Juan River areas. All the fly fishing gear you will need is provided for all of our fishing trips, at no additional cost. We offer transportation to and from most of the fishing spots - we'll pick you up at your hotel.>)))))*>
No physical location. Visit website.

505-629-5688
Land of Enchantment Guides is an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service, offering guided fishing trips in the Santa Fe, Chama, Taos and San Juan River areas. All the fly fishing gear you will need is provided for all of our fishing trips, at no additional cost. We offer transportation to and from most of the fishing spots - we'll pick you up at your hotel.>)))))*>
New Mexico Safe Certified Business
Towa Golf Club
Located in the dramatic scenery of northern New Mexico’s Pojoaque Valley, Towa’s three independent nine-hole courses challenge with dramatic elevation changes, seasonal weather conditions, and scenery of such extraordinary beauty. Towa offers the best golf shop, professional instruction, tournament services, high tech custom club fittings, and indoor golf simulator.
40 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-455-9000
Located in the dramatic scenery of northern New Mexico’s Pojoaque Valley, Towa’s three independent nine-hole courses challenge with dramatic elevation changes, seasonal weather conditions, and scenery of such extraordinary beauty. Towa offers the best golf shop, professional instruction, tournament services, high tech custom club fittings, and indoor golf simulator.
a·foot | Santa Fe Hiking Group
Offering hikes and outdoor education leading to greater wilderness experiences.
Downtown Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-603-9120
Offering hikes and outdoor education leading to greater wilderness experiences.
Quail Run Club & Golf Course
Discover the premier fitness club in Santa Fe. Quail Run offers our members access to a nine hole golf course, complete fitness center with certified Personal Trainers, Yoga, Spa Services, Indoor Lap Pool and Tennis Programs. The clubhouse exudes a casual elegance that makes you want to stay all day enjoying the wonderful food and luxurious spa and fitness amenities.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-795-7222
Discover the premier fitness club in Santa Fe. Quail Run offers our members access to a nine hole golf course, complete fitness center with certified Personal Trainers, Yoga, Spa Services, Indoor Lap Pool and Tennis Programs. The clubhouse exudes a casual elegance that makes you want to stay all day enjoying the wonderful food and luxurious spa and fitness amenities.
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course
Featured on Golf Life & Fox Sports television networks, Santa Fe’s only municipal golf course offers golfers of all ages breathtaking 360-degree panoramic mountain views, scenic high-desert landscape, low rates & full-service amenities. Partake in the championship 18-hole course,driving range, practice greens, putting area, and a nationally ranked par three course.
205 Caja del Rio Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-955-4400
Featured on Golf Life & Fox Sports television networks, Santa Fe’s only municipal golf course offers golfers of all ages breathtaking 360-degree panoramic mountain views, scenic high-desert landscape, low rates & full-service amenities. Partake in the championship 18-hole course,driving range, practice greens, putting area, and a nationally ranked par three course.
Cochiti Golf Club
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”
5200 Cochiti Highway
Cochiti Lake, NM 87083
5054652239
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”


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