ANGEL FIRE, NM (Thursday, December 23, 2004) – Want to glide down a snowy mountain without a care in the world, without the need for boots, boards or poles? Then tubing at Angel Fire Resort could be what you’re looking for. Officials at Angel Fire Resort, the Southwest’s premiere year-round alpine recreation destination, announced today that the Resort’s brand new 2 lane, 1000-foot tubing hill will be open for visitors on December 23, just in time for the resort’s holiday rush.
While the tubing hill is tame enough for those 42 inches and taller, the resort’s new ride is not for the timid and promises plenty of gravity-fed excitement. The resort has been working around the clock on the new outdoor park, the only one of its kind in the state of New Mexico, where the mountain will host 2 lanes that will send tubers sailing down 1000 foot groomed paths. The resort also plans to add an additional 2 lanes to the tubing hill by mid-January.
“The days of blowing up an old inner tube, trudging up the hill and having to hot-foot it back up after your ride down, are over,” explains Jon Mahanna, general manager, Angel Fire Resort. “Thanks to Angel Fire Resort’s new-age tubing hill, that’s equipped with a 600-foot Sunkid Moving Carpet, the sweat factor is virtually non-existent.”
Not to worry, the fun factor makes up for the lack of huffing and puffing. Similar to a conveyor belt, once tubers hit the bottom of the run, they can hop on the moving carpet for an effortless ride back up to the top of the hill. The tubing facility will also have newly installed night-lights making it one of the resort’s biggest day and nighttime outdoor activity. The night-lights will also serve for night skiing on Valley Run.
“The tubing hill tracks vary in terrain and pitch. Neither is slow, but each is a different experience,” Mahanna explains. “It’s an outing for kids of all ages and a great place to enjoy an outing with the entire family.”
The tubing hill will open on Thursday, December 23. Tubing Hill tickets will cost $15 for a 2 hour block. Discounts apply for groups of 20 or more. Tubing will be available from 10am-9pm seven days a week. You must be 42” tall to tube.
The resort expects in the tens of thousands of visitors between now and New Years Day, where the resort hosts holiday festivities including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Torchlight parades and fireworks displays.
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.
To line up an interview with an Angel Fire executive or for more information contact:
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort