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Winter 2013-2014

ANGEL FIRE, NM - (September 18, 2013) - Angel Fire Resort, Northern New Mexico's premiere family destination, announced today that it will be adding new terrain for skiers and boarders, offering added value special winter discounts, and focusing its efforts on creating the best Southern Rockies Family Friendly ski resort for the 2013-2014 season.

NEW TERRAIN ADDED:
This summer, Angel Fire's Bike Park was named one of the top five in North America. The resort will now transition the popular biking destination into new terrain for skiers and boarders. Transforming a few of the resort's popular bike trails from summer, two new half-mile winter trails will be added to Angel Fire Resort. The first will offer berms and jumps, similar to the popular Bominable trail, at the top of the mountain. The second, continuing with Angel Fire's popular "Gladed Tree Trails", will offer skiers a gentle winding trail through the trees.
The resort is also building a completely new nighttime terrain park on the front side named "Powder City." The park will be off Ridge Run on Valley Trail. The resort will host at least one USASA Freestyle Competition in Powder City this winter.

FAMILY FIRST MOUNTAIN:
"Several resorts offer amazing skiing but very few offer a true family experience," explains Jamie Seifert, mountain operations manager, Angel Fire Resort. "Angel Fire Resort is committed to creating a dedicated Family First southern Rockies winter destination."

NEW DEDICATED PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES:
Angel Fire Resort continues improvements to its full-service Children's Ski School and on-site day care, known as SnowBear Camp. Several programs are in place to help parents get the most of their time on the slopes while their children are actively engaged learning to ski and board, making new friends and having fun.
- The Parenting Pass - Perfect for the family that has already developed their snow skills. This interchangeable pass allows two parents to take turns coaching and skiing with their child. Also allows parents to take turns on the mountain in a single day, while the other stays behind to care for a little one who is too young to ski.
- High Five Learn to Ski and Ride Program: the High 5 Learn to Ski and Snowboard program is designed for first time skiers and boarders to progress through a series of lessons and earn a FREE season pass with their completion of the program. Lessons can be taken consecutively, during successive visits or even split over two winter seasons.
- 3 Ski Program - For the tiniest of tots just learning how to ski the resort offers a unique program for three year olds. The 3 Ski Program allows the little ones a one-hour private lesson, with lunch and snacks plus snow play and activities at Snow Bear Camp. This allows the parents a full day on the slopes themselves, knowing that their little ones are in good hands for the whole day.
- The resort has added a dedicated Children's Chef - creating homemade comfort food favorites, nut free, lunches and snacks for day campers and ski-schoolers. Say goodbye to soggy PB&J's and boxed Mac and Cheese.
- Our Children's Ski & Snowboard School has partnered with Flaik, a GPS based Alpine Guest Tracking System. Children enrolled in lift service lessons will be equipped with a lightweight armband locator for all lift serviced lessons. Images are captured multiple times per second allowing detailed analysis of location and turn shape and allow parents and students to review their progress at the end of the day.
- Along with New Mexico's only nighttime Terrain Park and Tubing Hill (the Polar Coaster complete with a 700' conveyor belt to take the hike out of tubing) the resort has also added a more traditional daytime sledding hill with sleds and discs for rent.
- The Resort will continue to improve its cross-country terrain at The Nordic Center, now open for its third season. The groomed, looped trails wind skiers along rolling, scenic canyons of native spruce, pine and aspen trees, starting at 8,400' elevation. The terrain is varying, offering as light or as challenging a workout as any cross-country skier could ask for. The Nordic trails offer both skate and classic-style cross-country skiing. For the non-skiing crowd, the Nordic Center is open to snowshoers as well.
- Along with offering a wide variety of family entertainment on the mountain, Angel Fire has a large slate of non-skiing family activities including: A Snowman Garden complete with snowman making kits, snow art competitions, horse drawn sleigh rides, indoor pools, hot tub and two fitness centers.

AFFORDABLE AND CONVENIENT LODGING:
Angel Fire Resort hosts a wide range of affordable lodging. From hotel, condos and private homes, families can choose just how many bedrooms and kitchens they need. Lodging is conveniently located right at the base of the mountain, and generally within walking distance to the chairlifts, rental shop and ski school. There is also a dedicated shuttle service to the ski hill from designated condo shuttle stops. The resort also owns a variety of reasonably priced family-style restaurants that offer special menus to children with allergies.

ADDITIONAL DEALS - The Family Budget is Top of Mind
- Grandparents over 70 and kids 6 and younger ski for free. Kids 7-12 can ski for $46 a day. 5th graders ski and snowboard for free with a paying, accompanying adult.
- Angel Fire Resort is the only resort in the state to offer nighttime skiing, boarding and tubing.
- Angel Fire Resort is a member of the Powder Alliance - now with your season pass to Angel Fire you get free lift tickets at 11 other ski resorts throughout the United States - for more information go to www.powderalliance.com.
- New this season is The Winter Family Pass: For $168.00, plus taxes and fees, the family will receive: 1 nights lodging in a standard room, 2 Snowshoe passes & 2 Snowshoe rentals for 1 day, 1 Day Family Sledding Hill Pass and 1 Sledding Disk. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

Discounts on regular season passes this year:

If purchased by 11/6/13: ADULT $399 (this includes the Powder Alliance)
JUNIOR/TEEN/STUDENT/ACTIVE MILITARY $249

Starting 11/7/13, will increase to:
ADULT $499
JUNIOR/TEEN/STUDENT/ACTIVE MILITARY $299

Major Events:
Season is open: December 13, 2013 - March 23, 2014
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks held December 24 and December 31, 2013
Big Ol' Texas Weekend - January 24 - 26, 2014
The World Class Shovel Races - February 7-8, 2014
CONTACT INFO FOR ANGEL FIRE RESORT:
WEBSITE www.angelfireresort.com
TWITTER @angelfireresort
PHONE 800-633-7463
SEASON December 13, 2013 - March 23, 2014
LIFT HOURS 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NIGHT SKIING 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (weather permitting this is available on weekends and holiday peak periods).
SNOW REPORT LINE: 575-377-4222
MOUNTAIN STATS
BASE ELEVATION 8,600 feet
PEAK ELEVATION 10,677 feet
VERTICAL DROP 2,077 feet
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 210 inches
77 TRAILS: 26% beginner, 50% intermediate, 24% advanced
NORDIC CENTER 15km of terrain for classic & skate skiing and snowshoeing; 5 trails, 3 beginner, 2 advanced
LIFTS: 2 quads, 3 doubles, 2 surface
SNOWMAKING CAPABILITIES: 52% of mountain, 90% of beginner terrain

LIFT TICKET PRICES
ADULT: Ages 18-69: FULL DAY $66 / HALF DAY: $49
TEEN: Ages 13 -17: FULL DAY $56 / HALF DAY: $42
JUNIOR: Ages 7-12: FULL DAY $46 / HALF DAY: $36
SENIOR: Ages 70+ Seniors Ski Free (with valid ID)
SEASON PASS ADULT: $499 regular or $399 if purchased early (see Special Deals Below)
SEASON PASS JR/TEEN/STUDENT/MILITARY: $299 or $249 if purchased early (see Special Deals Below)
NORDIC SKIING: DAILY PASS: $10 SEASON PASS: $65
SNOWSHOE PASS: DAILY PASS: $6 SEASON PASS: $65
SLEDDING HILL: DAILY PASS: $5


For more details about Angel Fire winter rates, trails and reservations visit www.angelfireresort.com or call 800-633-7463.

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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 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