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3 Day Family Winter Itinerary at Angel Fire Resort

December 4, 2023

Family adventures abound at Angel Fire Resort. Whether your type of fun includes downhill skiing or a day of building snowmen, we have you covered. Angel Fire is well known for family fun. The village offers places to shop and dine, and lodging accommodations are available slope side or by the Nordic Center for your convenience. While experiencing Angel Fire, remember to bundle up and take photos of the memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

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Our sledding hill is sure to provide hours of fun and entertainment for families of all ages.

Three-Day Family Adventure Itinerary

While, of course, we come to Angel Fire to ski, three full days of skiing may be too much for some kids. But not to worry! There are plenty of things to see and do in addition to skiing or snowboarding. And it’s OK for a party to split up. Maybe some of you want to ski while some adults hang with the kids doing other adventures. Mix and match and make your trip fit your family or group.

With three full days to experience Angel Fire, why not go all in and try everything the community has to offer? At the end of each day, relax with your family by playing some games in your room at The Lodge. Or cozy up to the fireplace in your condo and reminisce on the magic and memories your family created together. It’s all about spending quality time together outside and making memories in the snow. Follow our itinerary for ideas on how to make the most of your Angel Fire Resort ski vacation. Not sure what to pack? We’ve got you covered with our Ultimate Angel Fire Resort Vacation Packing List!

Day 1: Sleigh Ride and Pizza Night

Bundle up the kids and take them on a ride through the village that they’ll never forget. Join Nancy Burch’s Roadrunner Tours for a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh. On this ride, you’ll travel along the foothills of the Carson National Forest and through Angel Fire Resort. Bring your camera to capture photos of wildlife and the children playing in the snow. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be arranged by request. Before or after the excursion, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies at the Camp Fire Café. 

After a day of snow play and viewing wildlife, head back to The Lodge at the base of the mountain for a family dinner at Legends. Build your own pizza or choose from a number of specialty pies.

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Day 2: Greenbelt Exploration, Night Skiing, and of course, Hot Cocoa

Sleep in and then head to The Bakery in the village of Angel Fire for a true New Mexican breakfast. Once the family is fueled up, head over to the Nordic Center at the Country Club for over 12 KM of groomed, classic, and skate XC ski and snowshoe trails. Lessons and rentals are available by calling (575) 377-4488. Find a trail map here. Angel Fire also has several ungroomed Greenbelt trails that meander through Moreno Valley. Pack a lunch or get takeout from one of the area’s restaurants and enjoy a winter picnic with the wildlife. Angel Fire is home to one of North America’s largest elk herds. So have your camera ready. 

Our sledding hill, located at the Nordic Center at the Country Club, provides hours of fun and entertainment for families of all ages. Right after a day of fun on the hill, warm up with a cocktail and hot cocoa for the kids at Elements, inside the country club. 

Angel Fire Resort offers New Mexico’s only night skiing & snowboarding on the front side of our mountain on weekends and holidays after 5 pm. Enjoy 50 acres of groomed terrain or hit the park. Upgrade your day ticket, or just go for a night ride. 

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Day 3: Family Ski Day and Game Night

This is top on our list of Family Must-Dos for Angel Fire because our resort is truly built for families with a spectrum of ski abilities. The mountain has over 80 trails with 21% being beginner, 56% intermediate, and 23% advanced. Ski School is the best way to introduce your littles to the world of skiing and must be booked in advance. Be sure to take home the memories that your family has made and get your photo taken by our on-mountain photographers!

When the powder flu strikes and your family is itching to play in the snow, it’s time to hit the slopes. Pro Tip: Before a day on the slopes, make sure to reserve your rentals, lift tickets, and tubing tickets online in advance. Don’t forget to have breakfast to fuel the day’s adventures. If you’re staying at The Lodge, stop by The Village Haus for a hearty breakfast burrito, made in-house. Or you can head to the Lift Café for some Starbucks coffee. After breakfast, drop off the kids at their ski lesson. Or hop on the Chile Express all together and cruise our trails of perfect corduroy. 

Take a break midday at The Summit Haus. Make sure to pose for a souvenir family photo with one of our photographers. Grab a bite to eat with the most incredible views of Moreno Valley and Wheeler Peak as the backdrop. After lunch, ski down to the base area and warm up with a hot beverage from the Village Haus. 

Before you return to your lodging at the end of the day, pick up some cards or a board game from a shop in the village. Most rentals have fireplaces, so roast some s’mores and tell stories of the day. 


And here’s one more fun thing to squeeze in if you can.

  • Tubing Hill at Angel Fire Resort 

Coast down our tubing hill for unrivaled family fun. More importantly, the tubing hill is the perfect photo-op for families. The hill is open from 9am – 5pm. Children must be 42” tall and sign a waiver. If your child isn’t tall enough for tubing, consider checking out the Sledding Hill. Visit the Village Haus or El Jefe after a day of tubing for some delicious refueling. 

We hope you have some unforgettable family time at Angel Fire Resort!

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