Situated in a collapsed volcanic crater in the Jemez Mountain Range, it’s a natural choice for XC skiers and snowshoers with its beautiful vistas and native wintering wildlife like elk, coyote and the bald eagle.
Valles Caldera offers special activities during the season, such as Moon Light Skiing, Dark Night Skiing, and an annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve celebration. For the not-so-athletic visitor, Valles Caldera offers a delightful wintertime experience—horse-drawn sleigh rides. When the winter snows blanket the valley, draft horses are hitched to a sleigh and whisk riders over sparkling, snowy meadows while the driver spins tales from the
area’s past about the “old Baca Ranch.”
The Land of Enchantment delights the cross-country skier with spectacular offerings...all pristine mountain settings where the sun shines more than 310 days annually, and where the clarity of the azure sky and the sparkling snow create a vision and experience unmatched.