Three Days of Family Fun at Angel Fire Resort. This is your guide to the ultimate family itinerary! Go all in and try everything the community has to offer. Leave the planning up to us, and don’t forget to slow down and enjoy the beauty of New Mexico.
Plan your three-day weekend around Angel Fire Resort’s event schedule. Experience festivals, events and carnivals. Christmas is an especially magical time of year to visit the resort. During the Angel Fire Family Fun Fest in January, families will have endless activities to wear out the kids during the day. The Winter Carnival, January 31st through February 2nd, will have events for families of all ages and levels of adventure. At the end of each day, relax by the hot tub at The Lodge, or cozy up to the fireplace in your condo and reminisce on the magic and memories your family created together.
Day One of Family Fun: 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 and 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. Guests are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies at the Camp Fire Cafe before or after the excursion.
After a day of snowplay and viewing wildlife, head back to The Lodge at the base of the mountain for a family dinner at Chianti’s Pizza. Build your own pizza or choose from a number of specialty pies.
Day Two: Nordic Skiing and Night Skiing, Friday Night Rail Jam
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, arrange a shuttle or 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. A trail map is available on the website. In addition to the groomed trails at the Nordic Center, Angel Fire also has a number of ungroomed Greenbelt trails that meander through Moreno Valley. Pack a lunch or get takeout from one of the area’s restaurants and enjoy lunch with the elk and deer.
Bring the family back to the base of the mountain for night skiing and the Friday Night Rail Jam. Show off your skills and win some cool prizes or just watch and have fun. This event is all-ages, with entry just $5. Angel Fire Resort offers New Mexico’s only night skiing and snowboarding on the front side of our mountain on weekends and holidays from shortly after 5 pm. Enjoy 50 acres of freshly groomed terrain or hit the park!
Day Three of Family Fun: Family Ski Day and Game Night
When the powder flu strikes, and your family is itching to play in the snow, any time is the best time to visit Angel Fire Resort. Pro Tip: Before a day on the slopes, make sure to pick up or arrange rentals the day before, and be sure to have breakfast to fuel the day’s adventures. If you’re staying at The Lodge, stop by The Lift Cafe for a hearty breakfast burrito, made in-house, or some Starbucks coffee. After breakfast, drop off the kids at their ski lesson, or hop on the Chili Express all together and cruise more than 80 trails of the perfect corduroy.
Take a break midday at The Summit Haus, and 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 enjoy a hot beverage at The Village Haus and snow play along with more family photos.
After the end of a long day, return to your vacation rental or room at The Lodge and pick up some cards or a board game from the concierge. Most rentals have fireplaces, so roast some s’mores and tell stories of the day.