Mountain Stats & History

With a base elevation of 10,350 ft, Ski Santa Fe is the launching point for a ski experience your family will never forget. Located only 16 miles from the heart of Santa Fe, a city rich in culture, fine arts and exceptional cuisine, this is one of the country’s most diverse and unique ski destinations.

  • TENTATIVE 2019/2020 WINTER SEASON DATES   11.28.19 – 4.5.20
  • 16 MILES FROM SANTA FE
  • 86 TRAILS  (20% easy 40% intermediate 40% expert)
  • 36 RUNS GROOMED DAILY
  • SNOWMAKING ON OVER 50% OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • 200 RESTAURANTS OF ECLECTIC CUISINE
  • 225 INCHES AVERAGE SNOWFALL
  • 400 YEAR OLD CITY PLAZA
  • 660 ACRES OF STUNNING TERRAIN
  • 1725 VERTICAL FT OF SKIING

 

History

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.

August 2013 – Purchased and installed one of kind Winterstieger Mercury. A fully automated ski and snowboard tuning machine.

October 2015 – 5 million gallon water tank installed for improved snowmaking.
Summer 2019 – Totemoff’s remodeled and Tram Car added for expanded beverage service.  Snowmaking capability added to Gayway and Upper Gayway.

 

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