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‘High Adventure’ Returns to Angel Fire Resort

New Outdoor Recreation Partners and Promotions Slated for
Summer 2008

ANGEL FIRE, New Mexico (Wednesday, May 7th, 2008)— Following on the heels of a great winter ski and snowboard season, Angel Fire Resort is expanding its 2008 summer activities schedule and adding new partners and ‘high adventure’ outdoor recreation options to the mix.

“When people think of summer in Angel Fire they generally think of our PGA-championship golf course,” says Jon Reveal, chief operating officer for Angel Fire Resort. “This summer we’re going to create an exciting list of new options for group and family fun outdoors. The plan is to extend operations, add ATV tours, mountain bike rentals, fly fishing clinics, riding tours and more, this is just the start. Stay tuned. With so much to do, plus the beauty of the scenery and our cool summer temperatures, it’ll be a hard call not to extend any vacation here in the Southern Rockies.”

Angel Fire Resort’s summer kicks off May 10th with the season opening of the 18-hole golf course, followed on May 21st by the opening of The Chile Express chairlift for scenic rides and mountain biking, the opening of the Summit Haus restaurant, base area kids’ activities such as the Climbing Wall and Eurobungy, exciting new vendor activities and much more. Weekend summer operations continue through the Labor Day holiday in September.

As added incentive for staying and playing in the area, Angel Fire Resort will promote the Summer High Adventure Passport to hotel and condo guests as well as through the Angel Fire Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce. This comprehensive deal-book features great offers for the full gamut of activities, from horseback tours to fly-fishing, river rafting, wine tours, hot air balloon rides and more. The Summer High Adventure Passport represents a savings of over $500 to vacation visitors in Angel Fire.

Highlighting what’s new to the mountain this season, Angel Fire Resort is pleased to welcome Extreme Adventure Tours from Phoenix, AZ and The Chile Pepper Bike Shop from Moab, UT to the ski area for season-long summer operations along with The Stables from Montana and Green Mountain Anglers from Colorado and New Mexico,.

About Extreme Adventures Angel Fire Tours: the premiere recreational adventure company in Arizona brings their line-up of exciting, outdoor recreational vehicles to Angel Fire. This includes the best new model dirt bikes, ATV’s and multi-passenger vehicles such as Tomcars and the Polaris RZR’s—allowing guests to experience responsible guided tours of the rugged and rocky trails of New Mexico’s Southern Rockies. Whether interested visitors are beginners needing a few tips for a fun ride, or highly advanced riders looking to test their skills, Extreme Adventures Angel Fire promises travelers to Angel Fire the adventure of a lifetime this summer. The agreement for use of Angel Fire Resort’s scenic mountain trails for adventure tours will be managed wisely for minimal environmental impact by professionals who view these outdoor resources as our greatest treasure.

About The Chile Pepper Bike Shop: Angel Fire has developed a reputation for some of the most varied and challenging mountain bike terrain in the country—as recognized by the world’s top riders during the UCI World Cup held here in summer 2005. Now Angel Fire will grow its base-area mountain bike facilities with the welcome addition of the Moab, UT-based mountain bike retailer, The Chile Pepper Bike Shop, here in time for The Chile Challenge Mountain Bike Festival in May. The Chile Pepper Bike Shop is a renowned bike-culture hub, based year-round in the middle of the best desert biking area in our country. Now they bring their knowledge, high-end rental equipment, specialty retail and repair services, and enthusiasm for great downhill and cross-country mountain biking to Angel Fire with a summer shop located at the base of the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain, steps away from the chairlifts. Clinics and guided rides are slated to begin once the retail and repair shop is established.

About The Stables at Angel Fire Resort:
Trail rides are back at Angel Fire Resort. After a very long hiatus, Angel Fire Resort will once again open their stables to trail rides. This spring The Stables will open with daily trail rides and riding lessons with plans to expand to breakfast rides, overnight back-country trips, hay rides, sleigh rides and a kids day camp down the road. The family operated business will be run by veteran cowboy, Gary Plachy, his wife Penny and daughter Amanda, from Montana.

A licensed guide in Montana since 1986, Plachy’s vast equestrian experience includes over twenty years as a trail boss, wrangler and back-country pack trip guide. His wife of twenty-nine years and business partner, Penny Plachy, will be chief organizer and office personnel and their daughter, Amanda Plachy, will contribute as a wrangler.

To start, The Stables will consist of a string of six horses and will offer four two-hour rides per day. The operation will expand to twelve horses as the need arises.

Pricing for The Stables trail rides is as follows:
2 Hour Rides - $49 – 1 ˝ hours in the saddle
˝ Day Rides - $125 – 3 ˝ hours in the saddle
All Day Rides - $175 – 6 hours in the saddle

About Green Mountain Anglers:
Green Mountain Anglers will partner with Angel Fire Resort to offer visitors, members and guests alike the ultimate fly fishing experience. Whether they’re looking for guided trips throughout the great streams of the Enchanted Circle or hands-on clinics to improve their fly fishing skills, Green Mountain Anglers will offer a variety of classes and tour packages. Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Still Waters, Casting Improvement, Fly Fishing Streams, Tying Flies for Stillwater and Tying Flies for Streams are among a few of the clinics available.

Camp Angel Fire:
In order to provide recreation opportunities tailored specifically to kids of all ages, Angel Fire Resort is pleased to partner with Camp Angel Fire, a day/week kid’s camp for children ages 7 to 14. Camp Angel Fire will operate daily, from 9am to 3pm, starting in June, and be based at the ski area. Daily activities will include art projects, hiking, wildlife education, fun games, and healthy outdoor play. Camp Angel Fire does offer day camp opportunities and discounts for week-long participation. Reservations are strongly encouraged through the Resort’s Activities Center. Camp Angel Fire is owned and operated by Jeri Lyn Salazar, an Angel Fire resident and popular, long-time Children’s School instructor and teacher.

Angel Fire Resort is also pleased to host a wide range of summer special events for visitors this summer. Chief among them is The 2008 Chile Challenge Mountain Bike Festival (May 23-26), which has grown to become the second largest mountain biking competition in the United States. Additional special events include The TJ Trout Golf Tournament, The WeBeRacing Motorcycle Hare Scramble and the 4th Annual Movies Under the Stars. A complete list of summer events is available at

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Christy Germscheid
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About Angel Fire Resort Angel Fire Resort is a top year-round mountain resort destination in New Mexico. Situated at over 8,600’ elevation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire strives to offer the best value and choice for family outdoor recreation activities to its members, guests and visitors--including skiing, snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, tennis, fishing, hiking and more. For additional information on Angel Fire Resort, resort membership, or opportunities for real estate investment in Angel Fire, please call 800-633-7463 or visit the resort’s website at

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Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort