Angel Fire Resort to Expand Winter Terrain Parks

New Dedicated Beginner Terrain Park and Two-For-One Season Passes Add Value For Families this Winter

New Mexico's Angel Fire Resort is adding new skiing and snowboarding terrain this winter season along with a 'Two Seasons for One' special pass for skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers. (Photo: Business Wire)

ANGEL FIRE, N.M.--()--Angel Fire Resort, Northern New Mexico’s premier family vacation destination, announced today that it will be expanding its terrain for skiers and boarders, offering new special winter discounts, and continuing programs to create the best family friendly ski resort experience in the Southern Rockies for the 2014-2015 season.

MORE TERRAIN PARKS:

The Railyard, a new terrain park will open this winter off the side of the popular green trail Headin’ Home and will feature boxes, rails and jumps geared towards those new to skiing and boarding. This dedicated space will allow beginners a safe place to try out their tricks before attempting the more advanced terrain parks.

The resort is also moving the nighttime terrain park Night Rider to Exhibition. This new location is on the front side of the mountain, which will allow the park to take advantage of the best snow on the mountain. Night Rider will be open both day and night and will offer the best lighted terrain for those who wish to stay after dark. (Available on weekends and holiday peak periods.)

FAMILY FIRST MOUNTAIN:

“There are plenty of resorts in the Rockies that offer great skiing. We want our guests to choose to come to Angel Fire Resort because of our commitment to creating the most dedicated family-first winter destination,” explains Dan Swanson, director of marketing, Angel Fire Resort. “From offering one of the best ski schools in the region, to creating the most beginner and intermediate trails in the state, to providing ideal lodging and pricing we continue to look for ways to be the best option for families.”

DEDICATED PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES:

Angel Fire Resort continues improvements to its full-service Children’s Ski School and on-site day care, known as SnowBear Camp. Several programs are in place to help parents get the most of their time on the slopes while their children are actively engaged learning to ski and board, making new friends and having fun.

  • Ski Free Month – new this season, stay at the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort January 5 – 29 and ski for free. (Excludes Friday and Saturday nights and January 18th.)
  • The Parenting Pass – Perfect for the family that has already developed their snow skills. This interchangeable pass allows two parents to take turns coaching and skiing with their child. Also allows parents to take turns on the mountain in a single day, while the other stays behind to care for a little one who is too young to ski.
  • High Five Learn to Ski and Ride Program - The program is designed for first time skiers and boarders ages 13 & older to progress through a series of 5 lessons and earn a free season pass with their completion of the program. Lessons can be taken consecutively, during successive visits or even split over two winter seasons.
  • 3 Ski Program - For the tiniest of tots just learning how to ski the resort offers a unique program for three year olds. The 3 Ski Program offers little ones a short private lesson, lunch and snacks plus snow play and activities at SnowBear Camp. This allows the parents a full day on the slopes themselves, knowing that their little ones are in good hands for the whole day.
  • The Family Season Pass – new this season, for $1299 a family of up to 6 people can purchase an unlimited ski and snowboard pass for each member of the family.
  • 5th Graders ski free – the only ski resort in New Mexico to offer all 5th graders a free lift ticket with their report card and a paying, accompanying adult.
  • Kids 6 and Under Ski Free
  • The resort has a dedicated Children's Chef - creating homemade comfort food favorites, nut free, lunches and snacks for day campers and ski-schoolers. Say goodbye to soggy PB&J’s and boxed Mac and Cheese.
  • The Nordic Center will be open for its fourth season, offering both skate and classic-style cross-country skiing. The groomed, looped trails wind skiers along rolling, scenic canyons of native spruce, pine and aspen trees, starting at 8,400’ elevation. For the non-skiing crowd, the Nordic Center is open to snowshoers as well.
  • Angel Fire Resort also has a large slate of non-skiing family activities including: Tubing Hill (the Polar Coaster complete with a 700’ conveyor belt to take the hike out of tubing), a traditional sledding hill, a Snowman Garden complete with snowman making kits, snow art competitions, indoor pools, hot tub and two fitness centers. Additionally in the Village of Angel Fire horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice fishing and snowmobiling are also available.

AFFORDABLE AND CONVENIENT LODGING:

Angel Fire Resort hosts a wide range of affordable lodging. From the Lodge, condos and private homes, families can choose just how many bedrooms and kitchens they need. Lodging is conveniently located right at the base of the mountain, and many units are within walking distance to the chairlifts, rental shop and ski school.

ADDITIONAL DEALS – The Family Budget is Top of Mind

  • Free night skiing on your day of arrival when checking into Angel Fire Lodging.
  • Seniors 70 & over ski for free.
  • Angel Fire Resort is the only resort in the state to offer nighttime skiing, boarding and tubing.
  • New this season – The Double Adventure Pass includes your choice of this winter and next winter season or this winter season and next summer season’s Gravity Pass.
  • Angel Fire Resort is a member of the Powder Alliance - now with your season pass to Angel Fire you get 3 days of free lift tickets at 12 other ski resorts including: Crested Butte, CO, Snowbasin Resort, UT, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, Stevens Pass, WA, Timberline, OR, Schweitzer, ID, Bridger Bowl, MT, China Peak, CA, Mountain High, CA, Arizona Snowbowl, AZ and Mt. Hood Skibowl, OR and Silver Star, BC. The value is over $2500 per pass holder. For more information, including details about the new Wild West Powder Quest Sweepstakes go to www.powderalliance.com.

Major Events:

Season is open: December 12, 2014 – March 22, 2015

December Holiday Celebrations: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks held December 24 and December 31, 2014

College Days: January 5 – 16 Discounted lift tickets and lodging for College Students, must show current ID. Show your allegiance to your school by skiing and snowboarding in your school’s colors.

Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday Celebration: January 8 Join us for a celebration of The King, with a costume contest, and an oldies Rock and Roll dance.

Remember the 80s Dance Party: January 10 Relive the glory days of the stylish 1980s with a retro rail jam contest and an evening dance party with a break dance competition. Bring your big hair, sweatbands and totally righteous attitude on and off the snow.

Wild West Weekend: January 23 – 25 A fun-filled weekend celebrating the Wild West. Discounted lift tickets for residents of western states, live music, Texas Hold’em Tournament and The Big Texan Steak Challenge.

UNM Ultimate Ski & Snowboard Challenge: January 24 The annual Nastar racing tradition formerly known as the UNM Corporate Ski Cup continues.

The World Class Shovel Races and Winter Carnival: February 6-8 Join us for a fun-filled week of high-speed shovel racing, craft beers, live music and fun activities to celebrate the glory of winter.

USASA Slopestyle Competition: February 8 The Southwest’s best skiers and snowboarders compete on Liberation Terrain Park, www.usasa.org.

Angel Fire Mardi Gras Celebration: February 13-17 Celebrate Mardi Gras in Angel Fire with live music, parades, and masquerade balls.

Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciate Weekend: February 20-22 Discounts for Veterans and their families on Lift Tickets, Rentals and Lessons, www.notforgottenoutreach.org.

Retro Weekend: February 28 Raid the closets for the coolest one piece ski suits, fanny packs and neon accessories, then compete for groovy prizes as we honor the history of skiing, fashion and bragging rights.

Spring Break Celebration: March 6-15 It’s our Fun In The Sun celebration with live music, themed days, cool contests, and great spring skiing and riding.

Ski Bum Ball: March 7 Join us for a snow lovers’ celebration as we crown the 2015 Ski Bum King and Queen, includes live music and contests.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: March 17 Celebrate the Irish on the slopes and in the Village Haus with music, give-a-ways and good times.

Mountain Biking Competition: March 22 Bring your downhill mountain bikes for some friendly competitions as the snow season ends and the dirt season begins.

CONTACT INFO FOR ANGEL FIRE RESORT:

WEBSITE

   

www.angelfireresort.com

TWITTER

@angelfireresort

FACEBOOK

Angel Fire Resort

PHONE

(855) 923-7387

SEASON

December 12, 2014 - March 22, 2015

LIFT HOURS

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NIGHT SKIING

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (weather permitting this is available on weekends and holiday peak periods).

SNOW REPORT LINE:

575-377-4222

 

MOUNTAIN STATS

BASE ELEVATION 8,600 feet
PEAK ELEVATION 10,677 feet
VERTICAL DROP 2,077 feet
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 210 inches
79 TRAILS: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced
NORDIC CENTER 15km of terrain for classic & skate skiing and snowshoeing; 5 trails, 3 beginner, 2 advanced
LIFTS: 2 quads, 3 doubles, 2 surface
SNOWMAKING CAPABILITIES: 52% of mountain, 90% of beginner terrain

LIFT TICKET PRICES – REGULAR SEASON

ADULT: Ages 18-69: FULL DAY $66 / HALF DAY: $52
TEEN: Ages 13 -17: FULL DAY $56 / HALF DAY: $42
JUNIOR: Ages 7-12: FULL DAY $46 / HALF DAY: $36
SENIOR: Ages 70+ Seniors Ski Free (with valid ID)
SEASON PASS ADULT: $499 regular or $299 if purchased early
SEASON PASS JUNIOR: $399 or $199 if purchased early
SEASON PASS /TEEN/STUDENT/MILITARY: $449 or $249 if purchased early
NORDIC SKIING: DAILY PASS: $10 SEASON PASS: $65
SNOWSHOE PASS: DAILY PASS: $6 SEASON PASS: $65
SLEDDING HILL: DAILY PASS: $5

For more details about Angel Fire winter rates, trails and reservations visit www.angelfireresort.com or call (855) 923-7387.

NEW WINTER PHOTOS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE. PLEASE COURTESY “ANGEL FIRE RESORT”: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9Xy7iv-fGjYLWs4eGFJb0o3TFU&usp=sharing

Media only: For new B-Roll, additional photos or to set up a media visit to Angel Fire Resort contact Krysty Ronchetti at krysty@sjcommunications.com or 505-821-9279.

About Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort is a top year-round mountain resort destination in New Mexico. Situated at over 8,600' elevation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire strives to offer the best value and choice for family outdoor recreation activities to its members, guests and visitors--including skiing, snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, zipline, tennis, fishing, hiking and more. For additional information on Angel Fire Resort, resort membership, or opportunities for real estate investment in Angel Fire, please call (855) 923-7387 or visit the resort's website at www.angelfireresort.com.

Contacts

For Angel Fire Resort
Krysty Ronchetti, 505-821-9279
Public Relations Rep
krysty@sjcommunications.com
www.SJCommunications.com

Release Summary

Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico announces additional skiing and snowboarding terrain and new season passes for the 2014-2015 Winter Season.

Contacts

For Angel Fire Resort
Krysty Ronchetti, 505-821-9279
Public Relations Rep
krysty@sjcommunications.com
www.SJCommunications.com