New Mexico Winter November 11, 2022
by Juliet White 8 Unforgettable Places In New Mexico That Everyone Must Visit This Winter
Just because it’s winter, there’s no need to hibernate! There are plenty of
things to do in New Mexico during the winter, from snow sports to soaking in hot springs and everything in between. Beat the winter blues by visiting some of these unforgettable places! Which one will you choose for your next New Mexico winter vacation? Let us know in the comments!
1. Sandia Peak via the Sandia Peak Tramway
The trip is actually more memorable when the mountain is carpeted in snow, and the panoramic views of Albuquerque are just as amazing. Come check out some of the downright
best views in New Mexico
with a wintery twist this season.
Sandia Peak Tramway, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
2. One of New Mexico’s ski resorts in the northern part of the state
Taos Ski Valley
added the Kachina Peak Chairlift, which carries you 31 feet above the mountain to a max elevation of 12,450 feet. And there is now a bus service running to Ski Santa Fe! This is seriously one of the best winter vacations in New Mexico we can think of - for locals and visitors alike.
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525, USA
3. Or, go further south.
Ski Apache, near Ruidoso, has 55 trails and receives an average of 180 inches of snow per year. Oh, and fun fact: Ski Apache is home to the
longest zipline in New Mexico.
Ski Apache, 1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM 88312, USA
4. Visit an enchanting frozen waterfall.
There’s nothing like the sight of a waterfall that has frozen, like Sitting Bull Falls (pictured) in the Guadalupe Mountains near Carlsbad. Come out and find yourself utterly transfixed by the many
frozen waterfalls in New Mexico.
Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico 88220, USA
5. Lake Maloya or Lake Alice
Yes, you can go ice fishing in New Mexico! Both of these
lakes in New Mexico
are in Sugarite Canyon State Park, near Raton. Just remember to check the park’s website to ensure that the ice is still thick enough before you head out.
Sugarite Canyon State Park, 160 NM-526, Raton, NM 87740, USA
6. Angel Fire. Yes, the whole town.
You can do most winter sports in Angel Fire, but for those who want to enjoy the season at a slower pace, a romantic sleigh ride is the way to go. You'll quickly see why Angel Fire is one of the best
winter towns in New Mexico.
6. Book a romantic stay at a stunningly wonderful cabin.
Speaking of romance, holing up in a cabin by a roaring fire is a great way to embrace the season. Rental cabins are abundant in Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, Red River, and Angel Fire. Some of these amazing
cabin rentals in New Mexico
even come complete with a hot tub. Cozy!
7. Take a dip or soak for a while in some relaxing, refreshing hot springs.
Discover natural hot springs in the wilderness, like those spread throughout Gila National Forest, or warm up at a resort such as
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
, located in the town of Ojo Caliente.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, 50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549, USA
8. Visit an artisanal chocolate store.
Kakawa Chocolate House
in Santa Fe offer truly addictive drinking chocolate to keep you toasty this winter. It's the perfect addition to one of those lovely cabin rentals we alluded to above!
Kakawa Chocolate House, 1050 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
There are so many awesome places in New Mexico to visit during winter. What’s your favorite? Do you have any ideas now for your next New Mexico winter vacation? Tell us your thoughts and plans in the comments!
For more of the Land of Enchantment, you might be interested in
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New Mexico Winter Vacation
November 15, 2022
Where should I go on a New Mexico winter vacation?
There are plentiful options for places to go on a New Mexico winter vacation, including gems like:
2. What are some of the best places to visit in New Mexico in winter?
There are many amazing places to visit in New Mexico in winter; there’s almost nowhere you can go that won’t have wonderful and wintery goings-on to keep you occupied. Some of our favorite winter destinations in New Mexico include:
3. What are some of the best places to visit in New Mexico in December?
The best places to visit in New Mexico in December include various resorts and resort towns like: