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Angel Fire Resort Celebrates 40th Anniversary

ANGEL FIRE, New Mexico (September 12, 2006) – Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico’s top year-round mountain playground, marks four decades of winter fun with a special “Winter of Love” celebration. Fun events, live entertainment and unique promotional offers will take place throughout the season, including a first-of-its-kind “40-year olds ski free” program. Other promotions will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the resort’s official opening day on December 15.

“Our resort was started forty years ago by a great group of people who were very passionate about winter sports in the New Mexico mountains,” said Jon Mahanna, general manager at Angel Fire Resort. “Winter activities have grown, evolved and grown again many times since then but the original spirit remains the same. We love our winters here. It deserves a great celebration.”

Promotions for the “Winter of Love” will touch on all aspects of family winter vacations, including road trip incentives, lodging packages, first-timer lessons and equipment rentals, group reunion packages, holiday events and “throwback” pricing offers. The first announced offer, “40 year olds ski free,” is a season-long reward for some of today’s parents who are encouraging the next generation of snow sports enthusiasts. A visitor needs only to present a valid state ID with proof of age to be eligible for the free skiing offer.

The 2006-07 winter season will not only take a look back at the last forty years but a look forward to the next, starting with numerous mountain improvements, including a significant enlargement to the recently established Lowrider Park.

Created in 2005, Lowrider Park is a small feature freestyle park for both skiers and boarders geared towards learning and perfecting technique on small scale rails and jumps before moving on to Liberation Park. The first of its kind in the state, Lowrider will be outfitted with new, state-of-the-art rails and funboxes as well as additional snow features.

For the third consecutive year, Angel Fire Resort has expanded its very popular tubing hill, the Polar Coaster and has added an additional glade skiing area for a more advanced skiing and boarding experience. The resort has also added a school bus fun box to Liberation Park’s many freestyle features. Riders of all disciplines can now lay claim they “rode the short bus at Angel Fire Resort.”

“We are constantly looking for new ways to enhance a person’s snow sport experience,” says Jon Mahanna, general manager at Angel Fire Resort. “We are continually revamping and improving the terrain options in order to provide winter fun for every member of the family regardless of age or ability.”

The lead ticket price is $52 for adult / $40 juniors. Between now and October 31st, snow enthusiasts can take advantage of the Early Bird Season Pass for $299 for adults / $199 for juniors (7-12 years). Those 70 and over and 6 and under ski for free. Other season pass options include: Sundays Only Season Pass good for every Sunday of the season for just $129; Student / Active Duty Military Season Pass good for everyday throughout the season for $249; and General Public Season Pass for $399 (starting Nov. 1). All Angel Fire Resort season passes come with three free days of skiing at Ski Monarch in Salida, Colorado. Angel Fire Resort will also be offering some of last winter’s popular promotions, including the 5th Grade Free promotion and the You Keep the Gear package.

The resort’s annual Benefit Day will take place on December 14th with all lift tickets priced at $15. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a pre-determined non-profit organization. The official opening day of the resort will take place on December 15th.

For information on lodging and lift ticket deals, snow conditions, activities and more at Angel Fire this winter visit

Christy Germscheid
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 Sangre de Cristo 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. It offers a 121-room slope side hotel as well as rental condos

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To line up an interview with an Angel Fire executive or for more information contact:

Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort