Your Ultimate Guide To Winter Attractions And Activities In New Mexico
By Tori Jane|Published October 06, 2023
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.
If you ask just about anyone in the USA where they think the best winters in the nation are had, you probably won’t hear New Mexico as one of them. But perhaps you ought to – and perhaps more folks should know about it as a wintertime powerhouse of delights. There are countless amazing New Mexico winter activities that plenty of people don’t even know about, and this feels like some sort of injustice. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest fun things to do in New Mexico in winter – and bundle up! You’ll want to head out right away (we sure did). From tree lightings to snow tubing, ice skating, holiday festivals, and more, you’re sure to have an absolute blast in the Land of Enchantment this winter.
If you’re on the lookout for all the best holiday events in New Mexico, you’re in the right place; goodness knows this beautiful little state is jam-packed with seasonal delights. No matter what holiday(s) you’re celebrating at this time of year, you’re sure to find something wonderful to celebrate in style! From Christmas festivals to winter events and more, check out all the amazing holiday events in New Mexico. From Santa Fe to Albuquerque, Carlsbad to Taos Ski Valley… there’s always something amazing going on during the holidays in the southwest. New Mexico is wonderful year-round, but in the winter, it really shines.
Winter Towns In New Mexico
Like anywhere else, New Mexico has some small towns that go all-out for the holidays and the winter season. These places go above and beyond, turning into a veritable winter wonderland with or without the presence of snowfall. Come explore some of the most downright wonderful winter towns in New Mexico where everything comes alive when it’s chilly outside; from Ruidoso to the beautiful ABQ, there’s something somewhere for just about everyone.
Who says you can’t enjoy the great outdoors when it’s cold outside? We sure don’t! There’s a little something for everyone in New Mexico; in the winter, a lot of these places only get better. From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice skating, sledding, and more, there’s a little something waiting for you in the Land of Enchantment this season in terms of outdoor activities. Winter in New Mexico is a blast – we promise!
Winter Getaways In New Mexico
When people think about New Mexico they tend to envision cacti and desert vistas, but this is nowhere near a complete picture. There are plains, mountains, valleys, deserts, and everything in between jam-packed into this little state, and if you’re hoping to plan a wintertime getaway, every landscape’s got something to enjoy. Whether your ideal escape for the winter months involves day trips, hot springs, hot air balloon rides, or a state park or two, come out to the Land of Enchantment and fall in love. No matter what part of the state you wander off to, you’re sure to be – well, enchanted!
Little do many folks know, the New Mexican winter is a wonder-filled one. The state, and its winters, are ridiculously underrated – few folks who haven’t lived here even realize New Mexico has a winter season (or snow). Luckily for those of us lucky enough to call it home, though, this typically means all the more cold-weather shenanigans for us (unless, of course, you count our resorts, which typically do very well in the winter). No matter what your shenanigans of choice may be, you’re sure to find something perfect awaiting your arrival in New Mexico.
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