ANGEL FIRE, NM (Wednesday, January 5, 2005) – Officials at Angel Fire Resort announced today they welcomed more than 50,000 skier visits during the holiday period, up 32% from the same period a year ago. Angel Fire attributes the jump in holiday attendance over last year to deep early season snowfall, cold temperatures allowing for extensive snowmaking and an expanded marketing effort. The high attendance sets an early season pace close to previous record years.
“There’s nothing better than promising the best and then delivering it,” explains Jon Mahanna, general manager, Angel Fire Resort. “We’ve spent the past couple of months reaching out to skiers and boarders across the southwest. We guaranteed one of the best mountain experiences in the southern Rockies and we delivered.”
With more than six feet of natural snowfall and the most expansive snowmaking system in the southwest, Angel Fire opened over 90 percent of the mountain to holiday visitors.
“Our huge attendance shows one thing, this mountain is no longer just about skiing,” states, Mahanna. “You can go boarding, you can go tubing, you can even hop on a snowbike. We’re trying to provide as many options as possible and it’s working.”
With more winter storms on the way conditions at the resort are expected to get even better. Angel Fire will continue to draw visitors throughout January with their new winter offer, which provides visitors lodging and a lift ticket for just $59 a day.
For information on lodging and lift ticket deals, snow conditions, activities and more at Angel Fire this winter visit www.angelfireresort.com.
Krysty O’Quinn Walker
PR Manager, Angel Fire Resort
About Angel Fire Resort
If you can do it on a mountain, you can do it here. Angel Fire Resort is the Southwest’s premier year-round alpine recreation destination. Tucked high in the mountains of northern New Mexico, Angel Fire is the rare resort where you can ski, snowboard, tube, snow bike and cross country ski all on the same mountain. For more information on Angel Fire Resort, please call 505-377-4424.
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