Sandia Ski Area Near Albuquerque Now Open

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The Sandia Ski Area Near Albuquerque is NOw Open

Sandia Peak Snow Skiing Albuquerque’s Sandia Peak Ski & Snow Boarding Is Now Open 2011/2012 Season.

A short 45 minute drive from the Albuquerque Metro area and you’re at the pristine Sandia Peak Ski Area! If you don’t want to drive then treat yourself to the the famous and scenic Albuquerque’s Aerial Tram from the Albuquerque Foothills to Sandia Peak then simple step down to the the slopes!     

You may call 505-242-9052 or 505.857.8977 to verify the condition of the slopes and powder.

Sandia Peak Ski Area offers certified snow sports club, complete rental shop, skiers cafe, beginner classes and Ski shop.  

The Sandia Peak Area offers a complete rental and repair shop too. The rental shop is located at the base of the ski area and offers skis, boots and poles, plus snowboards and boots for all ages and abilities. No rental equipment is available at the Tramway. Either rent in Albuquerque or drive to the ski base.

Sandia Peak Ski Area Facts:
Summit Elevation: 10,378'
Base Elevation: 8,678
Vertical Rise: 1,700
Skiable Terrain: 200 Acres
Average Snowfall: 125”
Snow-making: 15%

Number of trails: 30 - Beginner 35% / Intermediate 55%  / Advanced 10%

30 Snow Skiing Trails Sandia Peak

I would love to help you with the sale or purchase of your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or surrounding NM area home. Just contact me, John McCormack, Realtor®, with Albuquerque Homes Realty. You can call or text 505.980.4576, I look forward to speaking with you.  

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Comments (31)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Very cool post Q Man!  Are you a skier?  Years ago I skied, or at least a reasonable facsimile of skiing.

Dec 20, 2011 03:32 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Mr. Q,

A Great area and I have been there back in the 1990's when my folks live in Rio Rancho! They are both buried at the base of the Sandia Mountains!!

Dec 20, 2011 03:42 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

John: This is a big deal for lots of folks so I know your post is appreciated by anyone looking to head up to Sandia Peak for skiing.

Dec 20, 2011 04:04 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi John, What a great photo. What could be prettier than seeing the beautiful snow covered ski areas. Great local post.

Dec 20, 2011 05:22 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Emily,  Ineed this latest storm is a huge blessing for the New Mexico Ski industry.  I see where Pie Town being the east side of the Sandias got 24 inches of the new white stuff. Love it!  I bet Santa Fe got even more.


Dec 20, 2011 06:07 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi John,  Indeed the skiers a flocking to the slopes to enjoy the fresh powder and opened trails. 

Hey Debbie, This is such a blessing for everything New Mexico, we have been in a drought for far too long this will help a bit but we need much more.

Hi Joan,  New Mexico has some great ski areas but I know Colorado is the Ski Mecca, so wont miss out on much.  Sandia is small resort but fits the needs for local skiers and boarders just fine.  Taos is awesome and Emily's Santa fe as well.

Hi R&A,  The views are up there are spectacular, as they are with many ski resorts, you just cant enjoy that kind of altitude without having some phenomenal views..Sandia is no different.  Come on out we'd love to have you.

Hi Debb, We did get some powder for sure, but the storms quickly pass the sun takes its toll on the snow.  If you don't want to drive, that quick tram ride is a real treat and a quick ride home at the end of day.

Hi Sheila,  We just beat the storm by less than an hour on Monday morning, we are now in Alabama


Dec 20, 2011 06:16 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hey Jared, Oh yeah its fun, but its has been a few years since I stepped into some skies.  You would have to work hard a breaking you leg on skies or have a tech not fit you correctly.

Hey Steve, It can get warm indeed but we do experience winter indeed.  Just a had a big snow storm blow through and dumped some good snow all over NM.  You have to realize that ABQ is the other Mile High City.  It cold up there!

Hi Belinda,  Yep we a big storm, with snow and and wind creating havoc some parts of the State.  Albuquerque didnt that much but that is the norm, the other side of the mountain..being the ski area go hammered..Yeahh

Howdy Craig, Ineed the slopes are open and ready for some serious downhill fun.

Roger,  Its been a few years since I skied but loved it while doing it.  I love the outdoors anyway and this is just one more way to experience it.

Hi Dorie, Your folks have a wonderful resting place indeed.  We are luck to have the Sandia Mnts without them Albuquerque just would not be the same..It may not even be.

Anita,  Indeed big for the Skiers and for the business people in the local economy we needed it. 

Dec 20, 2011 06:26 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi William,  Ski slopes are always so beautiful, just a huge expanse of snow, tress and people having a blast!

Dec 20, 2011 06:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Be careful on those skis.  We do not want to hear about any broken bones.

Happy Holidays from Dolores and Roy in Maryland!

Holiday Wreath in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1359

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dec 20, 2011 07:04 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Do you ski there, John. Skandi Point Ski area looks like a wonderful place to spend some down-time with or without the skiing.

Dec 20, 2011 07:31 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Roy,  One must be careful for sure, I think I have hung up my skis.

Toni, Sandia Peak really is a great place to visit all year. Its a great place to cool off after a hot day in the high desert as well.  Good fun for everyone.

Dec 20, 2011 10:25 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

My hubby wants to go sking so bad. I am not a snow bunny!! I'll sip on hot cocoa while they ski! :))

Dec 20, 2011 10:27 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Are you on twitter yet?

Dec 20, 2011 10:28 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I skied it in the late 90's when we lived in Angel Fire.  We had an end of season combined ski race and golf tournament for resort employees. Used Sandia Peak for the skiing and a Rio Rancho golf course for the scramble tournament. Winning team had the best combined time for the two events,  We did not finish last but we did spend the most in the bars at each location. Felt that shouild have been part of the scoring too. Great runs when there is enough snow. Make a run or tow for me.

Dec 20, 2011 12:14 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It looks like fun and reminds me of our little resort just about 45 minutes from my house. No lifts, but a lot of fun. Do you also have cross country skiiing near you?

Dec 20, 2011 02:30 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not Fair, John!

  It's 75 degrees here in North Florida, and very humid.  

  Maybe I should clear my desk, and head out to New Mexico!

Dec 20, 2011 02:58 PM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


Until you blogged about your rental property in a ski resort, I had never thought of  New Mexico as a skier's destination. So much to learn about your state. Good info!

Have a good one!

Dec 20, 2011 06:09 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Now we are talkin, besides laying on the beach this is my second favorite activity! I will keep Sandia in my file as I usually do Colorado but this looks like a nice change and easier to get too!

Dec 20, 2011 09:43 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Joni,  My bride does not ski either and has the exact same sentiment.  You go I will drink Cocoa.  So Im game for snow date..Yall drink, the boys will ski. I have set up a twitter accnt, I have not acclimated to just yet.

Hi Mel,  Now that sounds like good fun, It would be hard to schedule golf and a ski run in the same weekend in the Q because that snow does not stick around for long. Angel fire is neat little resort town, my Dad at some point sold timeshares up there.

Hi Debbie,  They do offer some cross country trails, not necessarily at the resort but on that side of the mountain.  Always good fun, some families bring their tubes and sleds which is always a blast.

Hi Fred,  I think its all a matter of perspective..75 and humid sounds pretty good.  Actually were in Alabama now with rain all day and warm. A whole different world from what we left.

Hi Pacita,  There are a few really great ski areas in NM, Sandia is not one of them.  But Taos is a huge favorite and one of Debbie and I favorite places to go.  In the summer that is!

Marco, It is easy get to because of the Sunport but a Trip north to Taos would behoove you! Lots of black Diamonds if your into that. 

Dec 21, 2011 05:01 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

John - Great local area post.  It good your resorts are now open too.  I hope you have more snow than we do.  Happy Holidays!

Dec 22, 2011 12:44 PM