THE ROCKIES BEGIN RIGHT HERE
New Mexicans don’t mind that you think of hanging ristras when you think of New Mexico.
But if Easy Rider, saguaro cacti, enchiladas, Wiley Coyote and Georgia O’Keeffe define New Mexico for you, you’re missing some important facts about the Land of Enchantment. Namely, that the Rocky Mountains begin here (and head north, as we see it), and New Mexico offers nearly non- stop sunshine and some of the best type of snow—whether by Mother Nature or by man.
FRIENDLY, FAMILY-OWNED AND FANTASTICALLY LAID BACK
New Mexico is an unabashedly friendly state. We’re accustomed to visitors; travelers from all over the country and the world, people with a love of the outdoors, history and quality family time. We like to share our knowledge and our natural resources, and we like it when our guests appreciate that and come back.
New Mexico is also all about homegrown. The businesses you’ll enjoy are often family owned and almost always independently operated — often truly and wonderfully one of a kind. You won’t be barraged by corporate logos or bombarded by national chains. We’re Mom and Pop to a large degree, and vacationers seem to like it that way. The fact is, there’s a bit about this big, beautiful and inviting state that skiers, snowboarders and families looking for a laid-back snow vacation should know. New Mexico is truly a unique ski destination. It may be a surprise to you, but New Mexico is also one of the best winter vacation values you can drive to, and one of the best cultural trips you can easily share with your kids. It’s true. Let us introduce you.
OPEN YOUR EYES
New Mexico is truly an eye-opening place to spend time. Natural beauty, friendly service, uncrowded trails, unique culture, and easy access to ski areas combine to make New Mexico a surprisingly perfect place to ski.
New Mexico is also quietly becoming a preferred winter destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts on all types of budgets and with all ski abilities.
Once you ski here, you’ll keep coming back. It’s true. More and more people do.
Few places on earth offer the rich history and blend of cultures you’ll find in New Mexico.
by Cara Fox, for SLOPES magazine