New Mexico’s Colfax County is where the region’s most popular ski areas – Angel Fire Resort is located. The resort gets its name from a rather small village by the same in the area. As per the census conducted in 2010 Angel Fire village inhabited a little over 1200 individuals. As far as the ski resort is concerned it is considered to be among the most beautiful in the whole of the United States.
10677feet – Summit
8600feet – Base
2077feet – Vertical Drop
The resort offers about 500 acres or 2 kilometer square of slopes and the inclusive regional community offers familial warmth during the cold winter season. Now, the village is sort of located on the Enchanted Circle Byway. This by way further leads to the valley of Cieneguilla Creek and centrally located in this valley is the village. Towards the east and west, you will find housing developments which are actually on the slope itself going up and down in the similar fashion. The Angel Fire Ski resort can easily be accessed once you are there in the village also because it is entirely located within its confines. If you take a broader scale then you will realize that the resort is located in the eastern quadrant of the valley and has a base elevation of about 8,600 feet or 2,600 meters. On the other hand, its summit elevation reaches 3,254 meters or 10,677 feet. In the south-east of the ski area is the Agua Fria Peak and it has a summit elevation of 11,078 feet or 3,377 meters. This peak also features within the skiable terrain offered by the resort.
The expanses of the village actually go far. It in-fact extends 10 miles or 16 kilometers north of Route 64 which is also south of the Eagle Nest. If you go south of U.S. Route 64, you can also climb over the Palo Flechado Pass which further can lead you to Taos because it is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and just about 21 miles or 34 kilometers of a drive away. The easiest route would be that you take the New Mexico State Road 434. It centrally connects Angel Fire with Route 64 in the north and then leads 34 miles or 55 kilometers southwards to Mora from the village center. The village itself is quite large considering the data released by the United States Census Bureau. As per their records, the village of Angel Fire has an area of about 29 square miles or 75 square kilometers. Out of this total area, just 0.04 square miles is water whereas the rest of it is varied land formations.
Among the other famous sites near about to the Angel Fire Resort is first the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. This memorial park was constructed by the family of the Marin of the United States armed forces – David Westphall. He was declared a martyr during the Vietnam War.
At the Angel Fire Resort, you will find some of the best runs in the country. There are a total of 80 of them and range across a wide variety. You will find here some of the gentlest of groomed cruisers along with the most challenging only hike-able steeps. Additionally, there are three gorgeous terrain parks, 4 gladded tree-skiing areas, tubing hills, and a full-fledged ski and snowbird school. Each and everyone can find something to enjoy here at the Angel Fire Resort.
If you were to enquire about the unique selling point of Angel Fire Resort then it most definitely will be its night skiing facility. This is the only resort in-fact in the whole of New Mexico that offers night skiing. Additionally, among the unique features of the resort is a Nordic Center at the Country Club. This facility will provide you with cross-country, snowshoeing and also sledging.
Once you are here at the Angel Fire Resort there will be nothing more that you could require. Your entire winter will be neatly packed with events and a great number of activities. There are fireworks and torchlight parades particularly on the Christmas Eve and the New Years Eve leading up to a grand beach party like the scenario in March. Now, if you are looking to the best time to visit the resort then you sure are in for a surprise because on the days of 3rd and 4th of February, 2017 the resort is hosting the World Championship Shovel Races. This is bound to be a unique completion while being a great source of experience.
Lift tickets for adults: $75 during the peak season
Lift tickets for teens (13 to 17 years): $65 during the peak season
Lift tickets for juniors (7 to 12 years): $55 during the peak season
Group lessons: Starting prices $69
Private lessons: Starting prices $109
Rentals for adults – skis or boards: Starting price is $35
Snowfall: Average rates of snowfall at the resort is 210 inches
Snowmaking: About 52% of the mountain is equipped with snowmakers
Base elevation: It is about 8,600 feet
Vertical drop: It is about 2,077 feet
Night skiing: It begins at 4 pm in the evening and concludes at 8 pm in the evening also on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays.
Nordic center: It is located at 12 kilometers from the terrain
Lifts and Runs
Lifts: There is a total of 7 lifts at the resort which can be categorized in the following ways:
Terrain: There are 80 terrains which can be classified in the following ways
Terrain Parks: 3
Opening hours: Between Fridays and Saturdays – 9 am to 8 pm and between Saturdays and Thursdays – 9 am to 4 pm.
The resort offers a variety of packages and specials which are open to one and all. So, make sure that you either email or give them a call for further details. It is better because you can have greater degrees of fun while saving money as well. Take a look below to broadly understand the various offers:
Here at the Angel Fire Resort, you will find fun both ways – while lodging and enjoying the scenic beauties and also through skiing. The resort also offers a great deal of discounts on the lift tickets if you opt for lodging at the same time. For instance, with the Stay and Ski package you can save as much as 10% on the night lodging and the lift tickets. Tourists can get in the lodge and the offer gets valid from the very next day. Angel Fire Resort offers a certain degree of flexibility with the package. Furthermore, you can add more number of days to the lift tickets while the Junior & Teen tickets to. Also, kids under the age of 6, their tickets can be procured for free. No charge at all. However, you will have to make prior calls and make the reservations.
These packages are available this year – from the 19th of December, 2016 until 19th of March, 2017. You can place your bookings till the 17th of March 2017 at the most. Further, one will at least have to stay in for 3 nights and the respective bookings for the day also must be placed 3 days in advance from the day of your arrival.
A view of the majestic Southern Rocky Mountains is all that it takes to mesmerize you. Some people like to consider this journey like an escape into the colorful bliss. But it is definitely more than that. The sight is stupendous during the season of the fall. It is during this time that you will see natural artwork at its best. The brilliant shades of the mountain which exposes vivid schemes of colors and particularly the leaves of aspen which turn golden during this time. Notice any tree for that matter and then the way it changes colors. These tendencies are often visible in the cities but one tends to typically overlook them. However, this is your time so soak in everything while it still exists.
Now, to avail this journey into the wilderness so to say you will have to take advantage of the Fall Gateway Special. This is a unique package because upon its purchase you are also granted $50 worth of Resort Credit. So, what do you do with this credited amount? Well, how about using it on food or on activities or at the shops. People save a great deal because of this. To avail this package you will have to stay a minimum of 2 days at The Lodge or in any one of their private homes or condos. This is very much reasonable because 2 days worth of time is like nothing once you get to know the area and scope of exploration that it poses.
Taking the above into account you must be wondering what all activities does the Angel fire Resort offer. If that is the case then you better read further:
Following is a list of activities that are organized during fall:
Following is a list of events that are organized in the fall season:
There are some more things that one has to keep in mind, so read on to get to know them:
The RV Extended Stay is more or less similar to the Fall Gateway Special except for a few minor details. In the RV Extended Stay package, you get to stay at the Angel Fire Luxury RV Resort. It is entirely different from your previous experiences or general expectations of any RV resort. The Angel fire RV Resort is a state of the art facility where you can park your rides right in the shadows of the mighty Rocky Mountains. If you are the person of the road then this is just the kind of a place where you would want to park and simply look into the vast expanses of the endless mountainous, vivid terrain and forest cover.
At this resort, you will find the ultimate experience of the ruggedness of an RV and the sophisticated comfort of a high-end lodge. There is a whole range of services and amenities that can be accessed through which each of the days of your stay will become extraordinary. For instance, there are options for you to play leisure games, relax in the luxury bathhouses, enjoy free WIFI, and take advantage of onsite laundry while looking for eternity in the grain of sand.
To further list the amenities that can be availed here –
Secondly, you also choose a resort based on their food and on the other hand, no journey is actually complete without it too. So, what is the dining experience like at Angel Fire RV Resort?
To begin with, you can dine at their most famous and generously awarded – the Elements. Now, the Elements – is basically known for the fine dining experiences that it provides. Its menus change each season and contain dishes and products most of which are locally sourced. Their meat items and seafood delicacies are must haves. Additionally, you can choose any drink from their full bar and collection to complement your respective meals.
Secondly, there is the Legends Grill located at The Lodge which is another favorite of those who frequent to Angel Fire Resort. Now, the Legends Grill is most famous for the wide variety of Mex-Tex dinner options that it offers. Among these options are – street tacos, tortas, burgers, salads, and flavor-packed entrees. In addition to that, there is a serviced bar. If you like beer then you can get them either through on the tap or the regular bottle. Also, they have a good vine stock that can be explored.
Thirdly, there is the Lift Coffee House at the lobby of The Lodge. It is possibly the best way to begin your mornings at the mountain. You can either choose from the Starbucks menu or taste some of the specialties brought to you by the Lift. Also, you can taste some of the most excellent homemade pastries and breakfast burritos. Their lunch menu is equally fantastic if not greater. Make sure that you have a taste of their wraps, salads, and daily specials. They have a section by the name of – Grab & Go. Oh, now, it is unique because the meal that they provide will easily last you the whole day. It is rich indeed but not so heavy that you start feeling queasy.
Fourthly, the Par & Grill located in the Country Club, now it is a summer only restaurant, however, it offers some of the most savoury delights of America. Among the classics are present in their breakfast and lunch menus. Particularly you might enjoy the traditionally prepared BLT sandwich which has French fries on the side.
Fifthly, at the Summit you will find the Summer Smokehouse – they serve you mouthwatering barbeque smoked meats, sausage, burgers and beers. This is the way the Americans do it. Also, the view is simply unbeatable.
The sixth of the restaurants is Chianti’s Pizzeria. It is one of those season specific eateries, open only during the winters. They will serve you fantastic family-styled salads and provide you with a comfortable, laid-back and home-like environment. You can choose from the classic toppings such as – pepperoni, mushrooms and mozzarella or go gourmet with varieties such as caramelized onions, garlic alfredo sauce and gorgonzola.
Also, there is the Village Haus at the Lodge. It is known for breakfast and lunch items. The overall environment is family-friendly and among the must-try items are – pizzas, burgers and chicken strips.
It is every bride’s dream to wed at some sort of a fantastical location. Now, what better a place than the Angel Fire Resort? They offer you packages which are carefully designed with respect to groups, retreats, weddings and business meetings. Characteristically, the resort and its staff members will leave no stone unturned and all their arrangements can be modulated to suit your specific needs. Here you have access to a massive 20,000 square feet facility dedicated to events, banquets or meetings.
Moreover, weddings are a particular feature of the area and keeping that in mind they offer you some of the most versatile wedding locations. Most of these locations pose a different kind of charm with respect to outdoor locations. The resort has in-house professionals who individually are experts in specific functions of weddings. They are present to assist you with all the details pertaining to your weddings and alongside all the preparations are bound to suit budgets of every kind.
All that remains for you to do is simply show up, pose whatever that is you require and rest assured the scenario will definitely turn out much better than what you had anticipated. The Angel Fire Resort is otherwise known to present its customers with exceptional quality measures through their world class services and top notch amenities. The experience of getting married in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountain is bound to get surreal and well emotional too. So, what are you waiting for, just pick up the phone and dial their number at the earliest?
For all the enthusiasts out there who regularly have the urge to explore, unearth exciting places and indulge in adventurous activities – indeed for them and everyone else the resort offers membership opportunities. If you avail these programs all your outdoor activities and vocational endeavours are bound to get sorted. So, what does this membership package get you –?
As a member, in addition to the above, you will also receive newsletters and be the recipient of numerous offers and possible coupons.
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