The “deeper” downhill skiing and boarding in Northern New Mexico is, well, like a little piece of heaven — 300-plus days a year of robin-egg skies, pow days and room to breathe. And with four resorts at your ski tips, there’s perfect runs for every ability. But the snow doesn’t just cater to the slope junkies — here you can take a snowmobile tour and snowshoe or cross-country ski in pristine wilderness areas. Your wild side can hit Taos Ski Valley’s backcountry or in Angel Fire you can race a shovel down a slope at highway speeds or ski at night. Show off your boarding skills at Red River’s three expert-designed terrain parks or build a cardboard derby box with the family and laugh all the way down the race course at Sipapu. No doubt, it’s fun here.
Colorado may be more well-known for skiing and boarding, but we know we’re unpretentious while still being a world-class winter destination. And we like it that way.