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What To Do When the Sun Goes Down? Keep Skiing Of Course!

Angel Fire Resort Lights up the Winter with the Only Night Skiing in New Mexico

ANGEL FIRE, New Mexico (September 28, 2009) -- Angel Fire Resort officially announced its plans to launch the first and only nighttime skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico for the 2009-2010 winter season. The resort plans to light up 50 acres for fun after dark, including Exhibition, a favorite front side run along with Ridge Run, Valley and Dreamcatcher. A set of freestyle park features including jumps, rails and fun boxes will be accessible during the evening hours, as well as the timed NASTAR race course and the very popular Polar Coaster tubing hill.

“Where I came from, night skiing was a huge draw in the mountains nearby,” said Pat Brunstad, CEO of Angel Fire Resort. “As much as any powder day was an event, night skiing was absolutely the place to be when the sun went down. We’re looking to create that same high-energy fun here. Not only for guests in Angel Fire, but for visiting families around the Enchanted Circle who want to try every great experience our New Mexico mountains offer.”

Night skiing and snowboarding will be available 4pm-9pm, Thursday through Saturday throughout the season, and seven days a week during peak holiday periods. Night lift ticket prices are $24, with a reduced $12 ticket available for guests with a valid Angel Fire Resort lift ticket for the same day. A season-long Night Skiing pass will be available for $99. A grand opening for Night Skiing and Snowboarding is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, and will include live music and entertainment adjacent to the slopes.

More Angel Fire Resort Winter News
Opening Day
Angel Fire Resort kicks off its 43rd winter season on Saturday, December 12!

New Children’s Trail
Angel Fire Resort has developed a new children’s progressive learning trail named “Bominable” This half-mile trail is located just off the resort’s signature green run, Headin’ Home. The run will feature snow ball throws and a ski through tee-pee and fortress. Bominable will add to Angel Fire Resort’s current terrain for all abilities, including 73 trails on 560+ ski-able acres, two terrain parks, extensive cross-country trails and a three-lane tubing hill.

Lift Tickets & Packages
Angel Fire Resort will carry-over its same family-friendly lift ticket pricing for the upcoming winter season. Angel Fire Resort is proud to offer great value for skiers and snowboarders, particularly when compared to the $70+ ticket cost and long lines of many Colorado resorts. For the 2009-10 season, the resort will offer an Adult lead ticket price for guests 18-69 years of age of $59. The Teen ticket for $52 full-day is available for youths between 13-17 years of age. The Junior full-day ticket will be $39 for guests 7-12 years old and the Ages 70 and over and 6 and under ski for free. You may purchase a combined Day and Night ticket for a discounted price or a Night Skiing ticket for $24. Angel Fire Resort will also be continuing some of the popular winter promotions for families, including Kids Stay, Eat & Ski Free and the 5th Grade Free promotion.

2009-2010 Winter Season Passes On Sale through November 9!
Angel Fire Resort’s 2009-2010 winter season pass offers one of the best pass skiing values in the Rockies. The Southern Rockies Passport may be purchased starting September 23 through November 9, 2009 at a discounted price of $399 for an adult season pass and $249 for juniors, students and military. Starting November 10th, the prices will be $499 for adults and $299 for juniors, students and military. The Angel Fire Resort 2009-2010 winter season pass offers unlimited day skiing and boarding at Angel Fire, as well as three days of free skiing each at Monarch Mountain, Pajarito Ski Area and Sipapu. Lower price restricted season pass options are available, including the popular “Sundays Only”pass for just $149. A night skiing season pass is available for $99 ($69 with the purchase of a day season pass). All season passes may be purchased online at www.angelfireresort.com or by calling 800-633-7463.

Events:
Angel Fire Resort’s Calling All Flakes celebration will take place on Saturday, November 14th. This annual event is all about hometown fun as locals and visitors alike join together to call in the snow for a great winter season. An enormous bonfire takes center stage as we burn the Snowzobra and roast s’mores. A Native American drumming ceremony leads the traditional dance around the bonfire. Hayrides, hot chocolate and a good old fashion snow calling competition round out the evening’s festivities.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks:
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Angel Fire Resort will host its Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. This spectacularly beautiful event is a favorite among our guests and incredible way to celebrate the holidays.

Big Ol’ Texas Weekend
Angel Fire Resort is showing its appreciation to its many thousands of winter visitors from Texas with their 5th Annual Big Ol’ Texas Weekend. This is an official Texas-style weekend January 23th & 24th. The 2009 “Big Ol’ Texas Weekend” will feature live music, barbecue, the return of the teX Games, the Big Texan College Steak Eating Challenge, radio station contests and a variety of live entertainment.

USASA Competitions and Winter Holiday Events
As in previous years, Angel Fire Resort will be host to several USASA competitions including the Slopestyle and Boarder X and Skier X. They will also be the venue for a number of winter festivities including Mardi Gras and Fiesta del Sol. For a complete schedule of events, please visit our web site at www.angelfireresort.com.

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

PRESS INQUIRIES:
Christy Germscheid
PR Manager, Angel Fire Resort
575-377-4424
cgermscheid@angelfireresort.com

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 www.angelfireresort.com.

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

Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort
505-821-9279
krysty@sjcommunications.com