About the Santa Fe Ski Basin

 

The Santa Fe Ski Basin is known as Ski Santa Fe, and it is located about sixteen miles northeast of Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the southern end of the Rocky Mountain range.  Its slopes are open with running lifts from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm every day.

Ski Santa Fe’s base area elevation is 10,500 feet. At its highest point, Ski Santa’s new Millennium Triple Chairlift reaches an elevation of over 12,000 feet. The panoramic view from the end of this lift is simply amazing.

Ski Santa Fe offers exciting ski opportunities for all levels of expertise. About 40% of the mountain will appeal to experienced skiers, about 40% will be Santa Fe Ski Basinenjoyed by moderately-experienced skiers, and 20% is suitable for beginners.

Ski Santa Fe takes pride in its family-oriented approach, and offers a range of family ski services and instruction plus a wide variety of lift tickets, ski classes, and workshops.

Terrain and Setting

  • 12,075 foot summit
  • 1,725 vertical feet of skiing
  • 660 acres Santa Fe Ski Basin
  • 67 trails (20% easiest, 40% more difficult, 40% most difficult)
  • Longest run: 3 miles
  • Capacity: 9350 skiers per hour
  • Winter Season: typically Thanksgiving to Easter

Services

  • PSIA Certified Ski School
  • Chipmunk Corner Children's Center
  • Recreational Racing
  • NEW! "The Bone Yard" Freestyle Terrain Park
  • Children's Adventure Land

Snowfall

  • Average snowfall: 225 inches
  • Snowmaking: 50% of the mountain

At the Ski Santa Fe Base Lodge Café, skiers (and those who come to watch) can enjoy breakfast in the open dining area which offers a great view of many ski runs. At lunch, the café features home-made soups, a daily special luncheon, and tasty burgers in individual seating areas and picnic-style benches.

Santa Fe Ski BasinLa Casa Base Lodge, at the entrance to the ski area, houses the main ticket office, ski patrol and first aid, the ski school office, a rental shop and Wintermill, a sports shop.

Higher on the slopes, Totemoff's Bar and Grill offers hot drink specials, mixed drinks, and cold beer all week long. Fridays through Sundays, the restaurant serves fare such as a tasty chicken sandwich, fajitas, build-your-own burgers, and veggie burgers. Views here of the scenery and the skiers are breath-taking.

Lift hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The Ski Santa Fe Grooming Report lists open lifts and trails.

Lift Details

Ski Santa Fe LiftsThe LengthThe Rise
Millennium Triple Chair (New!)5730 ft.1530 ft.
Santa Fe Super Chief Quad Chair4300 ft.900 ft.
Sierra Chairlift4200 ft.850 ft.
Tesuque Peak Triple Chair5000 ft.1550 ft.
Easy Street Beginner Chair1300 ft.150 ft.
Pine Flats Mitey Mite*300 ft.40 ft.
Chipmunk Corner Mitey Mite*200 ft.30 ft.
*Surface Lift

2008-2009 Ticket Prices

Limited Opening Ticket Prices (Prices may change with little or no notice).  Discount card members receive an additional $12 off per lift ticket for a one day pass.
 Adult (21 to 61)Teen (12 to 20)Child (12 & under)Senior (62 to 71)
Beginner Lift$29.00$29.00$29.00$29.00
AM Half Day
(9am to 12:30pm)
$33.00$33.00$33.00$33.00
PM Half Day
(12:30pm to 4pm)
$33.00$33.00$33.00$33.00
1 Day Pass$39.00$33.00$33.00$33.00
2 Day Pass$110.00$87.00$76.00$76.00
3 Day Pass$162.00$128.00$112.00$112.00
4 Day Pass$211.00$167.00$146.00$146.00
5 Day Pass$258.00$205.00$178.00$178.00

Regular 2008-2009 Season Rates
 Adult (21 to 61)Teen (12 to 20)Child (12 & under)Senior (62 to 71)
Beginner Lift$29.00$29.00$29.00$29.00
AM Half Day
(9am to 12:30pm)
$42.00$42.00$42.00$42.00
PM Half Day
(12:30pm to 4pm)
$42.00$42.00$42.00$42.00
1 Day Pass$58.00$46.00$40.00$40.00
2 Day Pass$110.00$87.00$76.00$76.00
3 Day Pass$162.00$128.00$112.00$112.00
4 Day Pass$211.00$167.00$146.00$146.00
5 Day Pass$258.00$205.00$178.00$178.00

Children 46" tall and under in their ski boots ski Free. Those who are 72 years old and older also ski Free. Skis or snowboard are required to ride the chair.

2008-2009 RENTAL PRICES, PER DAY:

  • Skis, Boots & Poles - $20.00
  • Junior (6 yrs & younger) Skis, Boots & Poles - $16.00
  • High Performance Skis, Boots & Poles (refundable $350.00 deposit is required) - $32.00
  • High Performance Skis Only - $25.00
  • Snowboard with Boots (refundable $350.00 deposit is required) - $32.00
  • Snowboard Only - $25.00
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