New Mexico Skiing

Discover the best places for skiing in and near Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque serves as the perfect hub for skiing anywhere in New Mexico. The city’s centralized location makes it perfect to plan day trips to some of the best ski resorts in New Mexico. And Albuquerque’s own Sandia Peak, with its 10,678-foot summit, also offers some great skiing conditions. In a good snow year, Albuquerque's winter months provide gorgeous weather for New Mexico skiing and a wide variety of outdoor winter activities.

Skiing Sandia Peak 

With some of the state's longest cruising terrain, a large trail network for cross-country skiing, and a terrain park for snowboarders, Sandia Peak is a winter sports haven right in Albuquerque's backyard. Located in the Sandia Mountains, which dominate Albuquerque's eastern skyline, the Sandia Peak Ski Area has a certified ski school and a top-notch rental shop. Sandia Peak offers skiing and snowboarding and is open weekends. The snow in the beginner area provides the perfect opportunity to take a lesson, learn to ski or hone your skills. If you bring your own equipment, you can drive to the base of the Sandia Mountains at the city's eastern edge, ride the Aerial Tramway to the summit, and ski down the eastern slope of the mountains.

Ski & Tee

Did you know Albuquerque is one of the few places where it is possible to “ski & tee” on the same day? The city's spectacular year-round weather provides excellent conditions for skiing and golfing on the same day.  Head down the slopes in the morning, and then tee off at one of the area's award-winning golf courses in the afternoon.

Skiing Outside Albuquerque

New Mexico's world-renowned ski resorts, set in charming mountain communities, make the state an excellent destination for winter adventurers. Several ski areas, including Ski Santa Fe, the Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, and Red River, are located within a one- to three-hour drive of Albuquerque, so you can make Albuquerque your base camp while you take day trips to conquer the slopes. For more information on skiing in New Mexico, visit


  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Wear sunscreen and an SPF lip balm.
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