Saturday, 20 December 2008

Press Tour: New Mexico Ski Resorts

  • Santa Fe: Ski Santa Fe
  • Angelfire: Angelfire Resort
  • Red River: Red River Ski Area
  • Taos: Taos Ski Valley

Date: January 13 to January 18 2009 (Tue - Sun)

* Cross Country skiing
* Snow Boarding
* Snowshoeing
* Snow mobile tour
* Shopping
* Hiking
* Eco-Tourism

Tuesday, January 13th
Upon arriving at the Albuquerque Sunport, we will drive north to the Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe, about an hour from the airport.

The Inn on the Alameda:
Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, between the historic Plaza and the art-filled galleries of Canyon Road, the Inn on the Alameda is the ideal downtown location for Santa Fe Lodging, perfect for exploring the world-class museums, unusual shopping, fine restaurants and local Santa Fe festivities that define this unique destination.

Inn on the Alameda
303 East Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Toll-free: 888-984-2121
Phone: 505-984-2121
Fax: 505-986-8325

Wednesday, January 14th
The Ski Area:
Ski Santa Fe is located just 16 miles from historic downtown Santa Fe. At a base elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is one of the highest ski areas in the continental United States. With vistas atop Ski Santa Fe, guests can enjoy the thrills of steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, and gladed tree-skiing. Whether you're a first time skier or a seasoned veteran, Ski Santa Fe offers something for everyone.

Ski Santa Fe Ski Santa Fe
2209 Brothers Road
Suite 220
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505 982 4429
Snow Report: 505 983 9155

Thursday, January 15th
The scenic drive to Angel Fire, NM is two hours northeast and crosses into the Carson National Forest. Its name stems from the angel fire that lights the high peaks at sunrise and sunset, and is truly something you have to see to believe.

The Resort
The Angel Fire Resort offers warm and cozy lodging, ideal for on-the-go travelers. Located only steps from the ski deck and Chile Express chairlift; the hotel is an ideal place to begin and end your day.

The Ski Area
The Angel Fire Resort Mountain is indeed the most varied terrain in New Mexico. A ten-acre glade skiing area is new this winter, making it the third glade ski area created in the past three seasons. The mountain includes 72 trails on 500 + ski-able acres, two terrain parks, extensive cross-country trails, a four-lane tubing hill and New Mexico's only freestyle half-pipe.

Angel Fire Resort Ski Angel Fire Resort
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Tel: 575-377-6401

Friday, January 16th
The Ski Area
The Red River Ski Area, historically a mining town, is today known as the "Ski Town of the Southwest" With an average of 18 feet of snow each year, and plenty of sun, it is easy to see how this small ski town has made a name for itself as a winter wonderland for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Angel Fire Resort Ski Red River Ski Area
400 Pioneer Road
Red River, NM 87558
Tel: 505 754 2223

Saturday, January 17th
The town of Taos is an hour's drive south of Red River. The town of Taos is seated on the high desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Rich with art and steeped in history, Taos, NM has something for everyone.

The Historic Taos Inn is a quintessential New Mexico inn located in the heart of Taos' historic district. The ambience is captivating and the location ideal for anyone visiting Taos. It is easy to see why National Geographic Traveler has claimed the Historic Taos Inn as "One of America's Greatest Inns."

The Historic Taos Inn
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
Tel: 505 758 2233

Ski Area
Taos Ski Valley is a unique alpine destination, located 20 minutes up the mountain from the town of Taos. Village businesses are locally owned and operated by people who appreciate the community. Taos Ski Valley is surrounded by majestic peaks and unspoiled National Forest, creating an authentic destination for any traveler.

Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Tel: 866 968 7386

Sunday, January 18th
You will be shuttled to the Albuquerque Sunport to catch your flight home.

This FAM is all inclusive. Air travel within the US, transportation on the ground in NM, hotel accommodations, the majority of meals and of course the equipment rentals and skiing will be provided.

*itinerary is subject to change*

Rachel Mason
Ballantines PR
Tel: +1 505 216 0889
Mobile: +1 740 525 0866

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