New Mexico December 05, 2016
The New Mexico Mountain Town That’s The Best Place To Snuggle Up This Winter
If Santa Claus resided in New Mexico, he’d make his home in Angel Fire, 25 miles east of Taos. With abundant snowfall, sleigh rides, and excellent restaurants, this resort town of 1216 people is the perfect place to snuggle up this winter.
The scenery here is breathtaking.
The town centers around the Angel Fire Resort, which celebrates its 50th year in business this year.
In 1966, lift tickets at the resort cost $5.50. On January 21 and 22 in 2017, the first 550 skiers or snowboarders of the day can take advantage of this retro price. Bargain!
There always seems to be some kind of event happening in Angel Fire, from music festivals to Mardi Gras celebrations.
On Christmas Eve, a torchlight parade illuminates the slopes. This is followed by a fireworks display.
The most unusual event is undoubtedly the Annual World Championship Shovel Races (February 3rd to 4th 2017) during which participants rocket down slopes at more than 60 miles per hour while perched on a shovel!
The Angel Fire Resort opens for the season on December 9th.
Stay here or, if you're seeking more privacy or are traveling with a larger group, rent a cabin.
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Either way, you'll find yourself sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fire before you know it.
…Or take a sleigh ride.
Road Runner Tours is one of the outfitters offering sleigh rides.
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also in Angel Fire.
This site was constructed by the parents of a fallen soldier and has since been turned into a state park. You’ll find a collection of photos, memorabilia, and a Huey helicopter at this moving memorial, which is located at 34 Country Club Road.
Dining options are more extensive than you’d expect in a town this size.
For breakfast, head to The Bakery & Café @Angel Fire for a hearty burrito, a plate of cinnamon swirl French toast, or some of the freshly made pastries.
Address: 3420 Mountain View Boulevard.
Om Asian Kitchen is the place to go for a lunch of dumplings or orange chicken.
Address: 3453 Mountainview Boulevard, Suite D.
Close out a day of culinary delights with dinner at H2 Uptown. The steaks, sliders, and any dishes featuring elk are always winners.
The pastas are also a good bet.
Address: 48 N Angel Fire Road.
Angel Fire is the ultimate place for a cozy winter getaway.
Have you seen Angel Fire when it’s blanketed with snow?
If you’re looking for fun ways to get into the swing of the holiday season, read our past article:
The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through New Mexico That’s Nothing Short Of Magical.