Just 16 miles from the heart of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States with a base area elevation of 10,350 feet. The New Millennium Triple Chairlift takes snow sport enthusiasts to a new height of 12,075 feet and well into some of the southwest's finest skiing. Ski Santa Fe's vistas are unsurpassed and are the gateway for thrills like steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, gladed tree-skiing, and lots of groomers. Visitors from around the world and local patrons alike can find something for their taste, whether they're a first time skier/boarder or seasoned veteran: Ski Santa Fe offers complete services for all level of participants. Ski Santa Fe is family oriented, but those seeking real challenges can find their place on this mountain.

The Ski Santa Fe base area offers La Casa Restaurant/snack bar and equipment rentals and repairs. Higher up on the slopes you'll find Totemoff's Bar & Grill. The Ski Santa Fe Ski School is fully PSIA certified and offers a full rnage of group and private instructions for skiers and snowboarders. There's no lodging at Ski Santa Fe but 16 miles down the hill is one of the world's premier destinations: Santa Fe, New Mexico, where you'll find just about everything you could imagine in terms of lodging, food, apres-ski and other world-class entertainment, plus plenty of condos, townhomes, resort suites and vacation home rentals.

I remember going up to the ski area to go tobogganing with some friends. The trail up to Lake Peak is across the parking lot from the ski area and folks had been riding the trail on snowmobiles. Walking it was pretty easy, setting the toboggans down and pushing off over the edge was easy, riding down through the trees and meadows was easy. We were having a blast until the toboggans stopped in the middle of a large meadow. I turned sideways and slid off my toboggan into snow that was over my head... then forward motion got hard, real hard. The ski area, though, I skied it more than a few times while I lived in Santa Fe. Always had a good time. They run the lifts in the fall, too, when the leaves are in color.