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Angel Fire, NM


Above -- The quad chair lift, taken from the village.

Below -- CO plate MTNBIKE, parked sideways across the two handicapped parking places, blocking our access.

Roadside stop outside Angel Fire

Angel Fire is one of the greatest experiences we ever had when I could ski.  The mountain is fun, with plenty of diversity for all types of skiers.  The runs are fairly well grouped, so seldom can you accidentally turn off a beginner run and end up on an expert run by mistake.  The only resort I've seen that's better laid out is Crested Butte, CO.  There is a world of difference between the two, as Angel Fire is full of nice people -- we weren't impressed with the attitude of Crested Butte's management.  They have too many sponsored events that cut off part of the mountain for those who paid to ski.  (When it's costing you several hundred dollars a day to ski, and you only have a few days, you don't want to be told the closed-off area will be open next week.)


No longer just a winter attraction, they have many summer activities, including fishing, bike rides on the ski mountain, ATV tours, golf, and probably a lot of other things we didn't notice.


The town was apparently built for skiers, and is not handicapped friendly.  The people were all very cordial and helpful.  We only had an "issue" at one restaurant.  Everyone else went out of their way to make us feel welcome.


See our page on Balloon Rides




Fine Dining

Scenic Pictures


Things to Do


Where to go






Chinese Buffet


Recommended by the locals for breakfast, we tried to eat there one day.  Even though I stood with the help of a cane, we were ignored for several minutes.  Finally, I asked if we could be seated on the patio (it was very warm and stuffy inside).  A waitress brought us menus, but after 20 minutes of waiting for our order to be taken, we tired of the lady sitting on the patio smoking, and we left.


We went back in the summer and tried again, but they were never open.  We have since heard they are closed, but have not confirmed it.

Just down the main road from the ski resort.  Located upstairs (no elevator) in an office building.  The food was good and the people were very friendly.


Nice variety of food, from chicken fried steak to Mexican.  Nightly specials, some are "all you can eat."  Stays open later than most restaurants.  Staff was friendly.


Below -- June, 2010 -- A shirt worn by a Santa Fe fire fighter.  He was sitting at the next table, and let me take the picture with my phone.  No, those aren't my fingers -- they're his friend holding the shirt for the picture.



Fine Dining


Angel Fire Resort

These pictures were taken at the Sunday Brunch -- expensive, but very, very nice

(About $25 a person, reservations recommended)

(Please pardon the quality of the pictures -- they were taken with a cell phone in dim lighting)











Manager, Angel Fire Services






View from Deck






True Value

Valley Auto Parts

Valley Market

Very handy to find a hardware store in a ski area

Very nice owner.  We had a low tire indicator, apparently because of the temperature.  I bought an air gauge, and wondered if I had a slow leak.  The owner offered us air from their portable air tank.  We decided to buy a 12v compressor, in case we had a problem on the way home, and the price was reasonable -- unbelievable for a resort area.  I couldn't believe how nice and helpful they were.

Small grocery store.  Prices are less expensive than Der Markt in Red River (not shown).




Angel Fire Mini Mart





Easier access, very friendly, but more expensive than Valley Market




Things to do


Angel Fire Lift Ride

Vietnam War Memorial

Angel Fire Excursions

Angel Fire Lift Ride now has its own page.

About 3 miles from the ski area, it's a must-see.  We've now given it its own page.

Angel Fire excursions now has its own page.



Scenic Pictures


Angel Fire, from the memorial








Buy a side of a mountain?







Right -- The "Mountain Mansion" where we stayed, loaned to us by some good friends




Angel Fire

Angel Fire Excursions

Angel Fire Lift Ride

Driving in New Mexico

Hot-air Balloon

Red River


Scenic Railroad

Vietnam Memorial


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