Your Guide to New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment

If you’re contemplating buying a home, condo or lot here in Angel Fire consider this blog series as your unofficial guide to the incredible area we call home at RE/MAX Mountain Realty of Angel Fire. In this series, we will cover numerous attributes of northern New Mexico that may factor into your decision to purchase property. Of course, we love it here, and we believe you will too.

The Enchanted Circle Series Pt. 1: Skiing

Stunning snow-covered mountains, a wide variety of terrain and plenty of vertical drop are some of the many reasons that New Mexico is known for the best skiing and snowboarding in the southern Rockies. No matter what level of skier you are, you’ll find a hill to your liking somewhere along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. If you’re new to Northern New Mexico, allow us to give you the low down. 

Angel Fire Ski Resort is a short five to 10-minute drive no matter where you are in Angel Fire! Here you’ll find terrain that’s great for families seeking flat green slopes, intermediate skiers hoping to cruise on the blues, and advanced skiers aiming to tackle steeps or glades. From Angel Fire, other ski resorts in the Enchanted Circle are a short drive away so you can experience the beauty of winter in Northern New Mexico! 

Head north from Angel Fire through Eagle Nest for about 30-35 minutes to the Red River Ski Area. In this classic mountain town, you’ll find the “ski town of the Southwest”. Red River offers a mix of greens and blues as well as tubing, family events, ice fishing and snowmobiling in addition to skiing.  meaning a day trip here is a day packed with adventure! 

If the advanced skier in you is looking for something more challenging, Taos Ski Valley is a little over an hour’s drive from Angel Fire and may be your best bet for a day trip. Fair warning: offering lots of advanced terrain, this resort is a great fit for skiers and snowboarders who know their way around a mountain. 

Discover a hidden gem and spend time with loved ones on a road trip to Sipapu. Less than two hours from Angel Fire, Sipapu is Northern New Mexico’s oldest ski resort situated 20 miles southeast of Taos. SIpapu offers a friendly, old-school skiing experience, with slopes for skiers of all levels. Enjoy the charming local restaurants and bars while you’re there as well.

When you own a home in Angel Fire, New Mexico’s best skiing and snowboarding can be experienced in your own backyard or by visiting neighboring ski towns. The Enchanted Circle is home to slopes for all skiers with unique experiences and memories to be made! Angel Fire is the perfect starting point for Enchanted Circle exploration! 

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