Few sports and activities can claim to be a total body workout, but nordic skiing is just that.  Nordic skiing combines both a lower body and upper body workout, while simultaneously working both the “pulling” and “pushing” muscles of each region.  Every major muscle group is involved in propelling the xc skier forward, and even muscles that don’t seem to be in use are actively involved to balance and coordinate the entire body.  Nordic skiing has proved to be so advantagious over other forms of aerobic excercise, that an entire brand of exercise equipment was designed using the same motion.  And yet nothing can provide as wholistic and balanced a workout as getting outside, into the snow, and onto a pair of cross country skis.With a base elevation of 10,350 ft, Ski Santa Fe is the launching point for a ski experience your family will never forget. Located only 16 miles from the heart of Santa Fe, a city rich in culture, fine arts and exceptional cuisine, this is one of the country’s most diverse and unique ski destinations.

  • OPEN DATES   11.26.15 — 4.3.16 (tentative)
  • 16 MILES FROM SANTA FE
  • 79 TRAILS  (20% easy 40% intermediate 40% expert)
  • 36 RUNS GROOMED DAILY
  • SNOWMAKING ON OVER 50% OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • 200 RESTAURANTS OF ECLECTIC CUISINE
  • 225 INCHES AVERAGE SNOWFALL
  • 400 YEAR OLD CITY PLAZA
  • 660 ACRES OF STUNNING TERRAIN
  • 1725 VERTICAL FT OF SKIING

HISTORY OF SKI SANTA FE

October 1984 – Ski Area Purchased from Kingsbury Pitcher by Sandia Peak Ski/Tram & Alvarado Realty, negotiated by Ben Abruzzo.
Summer 1985 – La Casa Mall lower base facility constructed.
November 1988 – Santa Fe Super Chief Quad Chair Lift Opened, first quad chair in NM cost $750,000, 4,300 feet long, 900 foot vertical rise. Easy Street Beginner Chair Lift Opened with lift operator huts made from the original Tramway Cars cost $250,000, 1,500 feet long, 175 foot vertical rise.

February 1987 – Winter Fiesta held for the first time.
Fall 1989 – Skier Plus Card Introduced, First Traks Trail Opens, Ski Service Center opens at Hoffmantown Square.
Summer 1991 – Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center Construction.
Summer 1994 – Sewer Plant Construction.
Summer 1995 – La Casa Mall Elevator Construction.
1995-96 Season – Bar Code Ticketing System.
Summer 1997 – Removed Trees for Parking Lot Construction.
Summer 1998 – Parking Lot Construction.
Summer 2000 – Additional snow making.
December 2000 – Ski Service Center closes at Hoffmantown Square.
Summer 2005 – Millennium Chairlift construction – Triple Chair, 5,730 feet in length, 1,530 foot vertical rise.
Summer 2008 – Conveyor Lift at Chipmunk Corner, Autoloader installed at Quad Lift.
Summer 2009 – Conveyor Lift installed to replace rope tow at Pine Flats.
2009/2010 Season- Peak Plus Card introduced.
Summer 2011 – Long anticipated expansion of La Casa Lodge started, completion expected winter season 2012/2013.
November 2012 – Expansion & Renovation of La Casa Lodge Completed for opening.

 

Photo Credit:

Negative Number HP.2007.20.207
Title Snow plow on Hyde Park road, Santa Fe Ski Basin
Date Original 1962
Type Still Image
Subject Snow removal
Physical Format film negative; image/jpg
Collection New Mexico Magazine Collection
Notes NM Mag #42026 Original is 4x 5
Date Digital 2009 – 11
Rights Use information available at http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/photo_request.html
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Publisher Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe