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.
- OPEN DATES 11.26.15 — 4.3.16 (tentative)
- 16 MILES FROM SANTA FE
- 79 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
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