Though many people associate Santa Fe with the warm New Mexico sun, there are definitely four unique seasons throughout the year. At 7,000 feet above sea-level, Santa Fe is actually the highest capital city in the country. It’s these heights we have to thank for our predominately sunny weather and frequent blue skies. However, these heights also bring us brisk temperatures and snow throughout the winter, opening up Santa Fe’s diverse landscapes to a host of unique activities that can be enjoyed during these months. The official start to winter may still be just around the corner, but Ski Santa Fe is already open for business and celebrating the arrival of snow for another year. Book your room at our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast so you can enjoy these beautiful winter months with us!
Where to Ski in Santa Fe
Whether you like downhill skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country skiing, Santa Fe is the perfect winter destination for you. The ski season here typically lasts from late fall through early spring. Annually, Santa Fe’s ski areas receive up to 300 inches of snow, and there are a variety of races, winter festivals and other events to enjoy. Not only this, but on average Santa Fe boasts over 300 days each year of sun, meaning you’ll be skiing over miles of trails and taking in the beautiful panoramic mountain vistas under the stunning blue skies of New Mexico. One of the most popular places for downhill skiing in the area is Ski Santa Fe, which is located 20 short minutes outside of historic downtown Santa Fe. Lessons and rentals are available if you need them.
If an ideal day in the snow doesn’t involve the adrenaline rush of downhill skiing and snowboarding, then head to one of the many cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails in the area to explore the beautiful mountain terrain that way. Popular trails include the Aspen Vista Trail, the Nordic Trail on Hyde Park Road below the Ski Santa Fe ski area, and the rolling hills of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains. No matter the reason that brings you to Santa Fe, you won’t regret spending a day in the snow. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today.