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Your Guide to Winter Adventure in Angel Fire

November 26, 2019

winter adventure at angel fire resortAngel Fire Resort is well known for family fun, but not to be overlooked is the sense of wild adventure that can only be experienced at 10,677’. If you are looking for something a little more adventurous than tubing and sledding, take out your bike or snowshoes and hit the vast network of Greenbelt trails.

Start at the Nordic Center at the Country Club, and cruise through some of New Mexico’s finest winter scenery. After a day of fun on the trails, warm up with a cocktail and Apres at Elements inside the Country Club. After dinner, grab your friends and hit The Village Haus for live music on holiday weekends, or visit Zebs in the village for a game of pool and some drinks.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with your crew, Angel Fire Resort offers the adrenaline-pumping, high-adventure experiences you seek. Stay and play in Angel Fire, where you’ll ski the best snow in New Mexico. This is your guide to winter adventure at Angel Fire Resort!

Hike Agua Fria Peak

Don’t let Angel Fire Resort’s mellow, family-friendly vibe fool you. There is still plenty of expert-only terrain and powder stashes hidden for adventure seekers to find. From the top of the Southwest Flyer lift, take the hiking only access trail to Agua Fria Peak, 10,800’. Drop into glades, ride “The Steeps” and hit the backside for more advanced fun.

Horseback Riding through the Snow

Welcome to the wild west, where getting around on horseback is a way of life! Join Nancy Burch’s Roadrunner Tours for horseback riding or 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. 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. 

Winter Adventure: Chilly Bike Challenge

Dust off your bike and bring it out of its winter hibernation for an epic downhill bike race on the snow! The annual Chilly Bike Challenge is a Super D style race, with an awards ceremony and after party at The Village Haus. If racing a bike in the snow isn’t enough excitement for you, the race begins at 5:30 pm. So bring an extra warm jacket and a headlamp. 

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