ALBUQUERQUE, NM (January 21, 2011) – Winter is in full swing, but temperatures have been in the 50s in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past week. Wouldn’t you like to get away from dreary cold, snowy days to an enchanting sun-filled winter vacation?

The Visit Albuquerque ( is offering a winter sweepstakes for a lucky winner to escape to the Land of Enchantment for a weekend getaway. The prize, valued at $1,420, includes:

  • A two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
  • Dinner for two in the Corn Maiden restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
  • A hot air balloon ride for two with World Balloon
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway passes for two
  • $200 Visa card that can be used for airfare, gas or shopping

With some of the best year-round weather in the country, a winter vacation to Albuquerque almost guarantees sunny days full of possibilities to explore the city’s culture, authentic art and enticing New Mexican cuisine. Albuquerque is easy to get to and offers many opportunities for wintertime outdoor recreation including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking and much more just a short drive from the city. Many winter days in Albuquerque are even warm enough for a round of golf after a morning of skiing.  

Enter to win the sweepstakes at through February 28, 2011. Hotels and B&Bs are also offering a variety of winter specials, deals and coupons to assist in planning a getaway to Albuquerque. The package deals would be perfect for a long weekend in February for Valentine’s Day or Presidents Day weekend. Details at:

Download an image of the Sandia Peak Tramway during the winter season. Photo courtesy of Jay Blackwood. http://www.ItsATrip.org

Sample tweet: #Win a winter getaway to @See_Albuquerque. Enter at by 2/28.