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A snowboarder catches air at Sandia Peak Ski Area, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, near Albuquerque, N.M.  Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

New Mexico ski area information

Ski areas ANGEL FIRE RESORT Season: Dec. 12-March 22 Base elevation: 8,600 feet Peak elevation: 10,677 feet Average annual snowfall:… more »

A torchlight parade down the mountain and fireworks help celebrate the holidays in Taos. (Courtesy of Taos Ski Valley)

Choose Taos

Visitors who choose the winter months for a trip to Taos will enjoy a quieter vacation with fewer crowds than on summer days but still plenty of things to do – even off the ski slopes.

Those who enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides will no doubt be onboard for dog sledding trips with Alaskan huskies that will take visitors on an hourlong jaunt over a scenic forest trail at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. (Courtesy of Purgatory At Durango Mountain Resort)

Let it snow

This may not be exactly accurate in the vernacular of weather forecasting, but think of the coming ski season as “Quién Sabe.”

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