Safety and Responsibility

High Altitude Environment

At 10,000′ elevation, exposure to the sun is much greater. Wear sunscreen and eye protection while on the mountain. Those who live at a lower elevation may experience altitude sickness when visiting the mountain. Symptoms may include nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, or difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Lightning and Thunderstorms

Lightning and thunderstorms are common in the mountains. Storms generally occur in the afternoon, causing the Chile Express to be on hold for a brief amount of time. This is for your safety! Take a break and you will be back on the mountain shortly — and the trails will be sweet.

Fire Danger

Smoking is prohibited on all lifts and is discouraged on-mountain due to potential fire danger. It is your actions that may reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities.

Injuries are common while mountain biking

Going fast is fun! Injuries are common while mountain biking and a part of the sport. Carry a mobile phone while on the mountain and have a local emergency contact available. If you get lost or have an emergency, please call 575-377-4383 and stay on the line until all information has been gathered.

Rider Safety & Responsibility

We all love gravity. Keep safety first. That’s how we roll. Angel Fire Bike Park has endorsed the Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code and Checklist. This is similar to “Your Responsibility Code” from the National Ski Area Association.

Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code

  1. Stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid other persons & objects around you.
  2. Don’t stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  3. Keep off closed areas and obey all signs and warnings.
  4. Please assist if you’re involved in or witness a collision or accident and identify yourself to Bike Patrol.
  5. When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and yield to other riders. Stay on marked trails. Do nut cut switchbacks.
  6. Stay off lifts and out of the Bike Park if your ability is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol.
  7. You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the attendant.
  8. Hiking on bike trails is not permitted.
  9. Do no feed, provoke or approach wildlife.

 

Mountain Bike Checklist

The trails of Angel Fire Bike Park are rough and demanding on both the bike and the body. Before riding, always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic.

✅ Ensure your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted.

✅ Inspect bike frame for cracks, damaged or dented areas.

✅ Ensure you have sufficient brake pads to stop while descending.

✅ Front and rear axles (skewers) should be tight.

✅ Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.

✅ Check that tires are in good condition, with no tears or cuts in the sidewall.

✅ Handlebar and grips must be tight and unable to spin.

✅ Seat and seat post need to fastened securely.

If you have any doubt about your bike’s parts or condition, you should check with a qualified bicycle mechanic for further advice.

Bike Patrol

Bike Patrollers are on the mountain during hours of operation. Please be aware that the bike trails are not cleared / swept at the end of the day. We highly recommend riding in pairs. If you get lost or have an emergency, please call 575-377-4383 and stay on the line until all information has been gathered.

Hours of Operations

The bike park, bike trails, hiking trails, and mountain activities are open when the Chile Express chairlift is running. Accessing the bike park, bike trails, hiking trails, and mountain activities after-hours is prohibited.

Drone Policy

In the interest of the health, welfare and safety for our guests, employees, and property, Angel Fire Resort strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of drones and all other remote-controlled aircraft on its property.  This prohibition includes but is not limited to, Aircraft launched off-site that travels anywhere on or above Resort property.

Written application may be made to the Resort Marketing Department requesting an exception to this prohibition.