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2012 Opening Day Release

ANGEL FIRE, NM - (December 12, 2012) - Winter made a welcomed return dropping 14 inches of fresh snow and very cold temperatures at Angel Fire Resort, located in the Southern Rockies of New Mexico. The resort has been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past six weeks making snow in anticipation of this year's opening set for this Friday, December 14. The additional natural and man-made snow have allowed the resort to open more trails.

"We've been able to keep the systems running throughout the night since October 31 and our crews are working consistently to get as much out of the cold temperatures as possible," Jamie Seifert, mountain operations manager, Angel Fire Resort. "Clearly the more natural snow we can add in is great, but in the meantime, it's our job to get the mountain ready, so we are focusing our efforts on snowmaking and getting our Winter Zipline ready for this season."

The resort will be opening 3.5 miles of trails for skiers and boarders and the Nordic Center. Beginner skiing/snowboarding trails, the bunny hill and the Angel Fire Ski School will all be open starting December 14, creating a great landscape for those just learning the sport.

For it's second year, the resort will also host a state of the art Nordic Center. The Nordic Center offers the best in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with over 15 kms of groomed trails. The Nordic Center is located at the $16 million Angel Fire Resort Country Club, creating a one-of-a-kind Nordic experience in northern New Mexico. This year the resort will offer a shuttle service from the Lodge to the Nordic Center. The Nordic Center will also sell a "Fitness Pass" which will include a day pass for Nordic Skiing, full use of the Country Club's modern workout facilities and yoga room, indoor swimming pool and locker room facilities. The opening of the Nordic Center will be weather dependent.

Angel Fire continues to focus on being the most family friendly resort in the Rockies by offering extensive beginner runs, development terrain parks, a sledding hill, and day and night snow tubing on the Polar Coaster tubing hill complete with a 900' moving carpet. New this Season: Our Children's Ski & Snowboard School has partnered with Flaik, a GPS based Alpine Guest Tracking System. Children enrolled in lessons will be equipped with a lightweight armband locator for all lift serviced lessons. Real time tracking is available for the ski school management and parents to immediately ascertain the location of individual children. Images are captured multiple times per second allowing detailed analysis of location and turn shape. This system ensures an unprecedented level of security for Resort Guests and peace of mind for parents, instructors and management at Angel Fire Resort. In addition parents and children can view their runs, vertical feet skied and other stats online.

End of Days Promotion
In spirit of the Mayan Calendar, Angel Fire Resort is offering an End of Days Pass. If you trust we'll all still be here past 12/21/12 then you'll want to take a gamble on this promotion. For just $499 the pass will be good for this winter ski season, next winter ski season and the summer bike park season in between. The pass will only be available for purchase until the LAST day of the Mayan Calendar 12/20/2012. The pass can be purchased here:
For more details about Angel Fire trail opening updates, winter rates, and reservations go to HYPERLINK "" or call 800-633-7463.


Media only: For new photos contact Krysty Ronchetti at HYPERLINK "" or 505-821-9279.

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

Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort