Time Line



October 1984 -        Ski Area Purchased from Kingsbury Pitcher by Sandia Peak Ski/Tram & Alvarado     Realty, negotiated by Ben Abruzzo.

Summer 1985 -       La Casa Mall lower base facility constructed.

November 1988 -  Santa Fe Super Chief Quad Chair Lift Opened, first quad chair in NM cost $750,000, 4,300 feet long, 900 foot vertical rise.  Easy Street Beginner Chair Lift Opened with lift operator huts made from the original Tramway Cars cost $250,000, 1,500 feet long, 175 foot vertical rise.

February 1987 -       Winter Fiesta held for the first time.

Fall 1989 -                Skier Plus Card Introduced, First Traks Trail Opens, Ski Service Center opens at Hoffmantown Square.

Summer 1991 -       Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center Construction.

Summer 1994 -       Sewer Plant Construction.

Summer 1995 -       La Casa Mall Elevator Construction.

1995-96 Season -   Bar Code Ticketing System.

Summer 1997 -        Removed Trees for Parking Lot Construction.

Summer 1998 -        Parking Lot Construction.

Summer 2000 -        Additional snow making.

December 2000 -    Ski Service Center closes at Hoffmantown Square.

Summer 2005 -        Millennium Chairlift construction – Triple Chair, 5,730 feet in length, 1,530 foot vertical rise.

Summer 2008 -        Conveyor Lift at Chipmunk Corner, Autoloader installed at Quad Lift.

Summer 2009 -        Conveyor Lift installed to replace rope tow at Pine Flats.

2009/2010 Season- Peak Plus Card introduced.

Summer 2011 -        Long anticipated expansion of La Casa Lodge started, completion expected winter season 2012/2013.

November 2012 -     Expansion & Renovation of La Casa Lodge Completed for opening.

For the History of Skiing in New Mexico check out New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame