Ski Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe information
Often overlooked for its more famous cousin outside Taos, the smaller Santa Fe ski area boasts the same dry powder (though not quite as much), with a higher base elevation (10,350ft). It caters to families and expert skiers, who come for the glades, steep bump runs and long groomers a mere 16 miles from town.
On autumn weekends, the chairlift takes passengers up through the shimmering golden foliage of the aspen forest (one-way/round-trip $10/15, small children free); there's also an extensive system of hiking trails.