Ski Torchlight Parades

Come and join in the fun as some of northern New Mexico’s ski areas are illuminated with torches and fireworks during the annual Ski Torchlight Parades! Enjoy music and other festivities as each of these ski areas celebrate with their unique take on this deep-rooted ski tradition.


Red River Ski Area

November 30 – January 11
Red River, NM
(575) 754-2223

Join us every Saturday and holidays during ski season for the best show in Red River! Red River’s Torchlight Parade & Fireworks on The Face is a deep-rooted tradition that you and your family won’t want to miss. Bundle up and get ready for the show at approximately 7:00. While you’re waiting for the show, check out the Saturday Night Rail Jams.

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Ski Apache

Date: December 30
Alto, NM
(575) 464-3600

The annual Torchlight Parade at Ski Apache will take center stage on the downhill slopes. The festivities begin with the Horace Comanche Drum Group at 4:00PM. At sundown, torch-bearing skiers will glide down the mountain to the sounds of traditional Native music followed by a dazzling firework display to end the night.

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Angel Fire Resort

December 24 & December 31, 2019
Angel Fire, NM
(800) 633-7463

Bundle up the family and join us at the base of the ski mountain for our annual Torchlight Parade followed by fireworks. And keep an eye out for Santa and Mrs. Claus—they’ve been known to join the festivities.

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Taos Ski Valley

December 31
Taos Ski Valley, NM
(800) 776-1111


Ring in the 2020 New Year in style at the Taos Ski Valley torchlight parade and fireworks display. Starting at 6:00 p.m., watch as skiers make their way down the dark mountain with flares as their only means of light. Following the torchlight parade, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display and even more festivities.

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