In the mountains east of Taos lies Angel Fire, appropriately named by the nomadic Moache Utes.
When the Utes looked up from their valley home at the flickering sun radiating from the tip of Agua Fría Peak, they labeled the place the “fire of the gods.”
Today, visitors can ski and board down alpine slopes designed for every level of athlete. Angel Fire Resort boasts 80 trails and 30 acres of glades across more than 2,000 vertical feet.
In addition, Angel Fire is an excellent choice for tubing. Dubbed the Polar Coaster, this groomed tubing hill sends riders down 1,000 feet of sliding bliss.
Hungry skiers can chow down at Zeb’s, Mikuna Grill, Summit Haus and more. There’s a slew of hotel and rental housing options, so you can stay — and slay — as long as you like.