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Getting There: Most major airlines including American, Southwest, Frontier, Continental, Delta, United and America West fly to Albuquerque, the nearest major airport, 60 miles south of Santa Fe and 135 miles south of Taos. Links to airline sites are in this magazine’s Airlines page. Public transportation is extremely limited, so most visitors rent a car. The major car rental agencies are located at the airport. For links to agency sites, see this magazine’s Autos page.

From Albuquerque, drive north on Interstate 25 to Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Ski Resort is 16 miles from town on Highway 475. For information about the Santa Fe Ski Shuttle from Santa Fe, call 820-7541. Angel Fire and Red River ski areas are within 110 miles of Santa Fe or within 40 miles of Taos. To continue to Taos from Santa Fe continue north on Highways 285, 84, then 68. Taos Ski Valley is 18 miles farther north on Highway 150. For Ski Apache, the nearest major airport is in El Paso, Texas. Alternatively, drive 195 miles south of Albuquerque to Ski Apache.

Staying There: All levels of accommodations are available, with Taos, Angel Fire and Red River offering lodges, inns and motels within easy walking distance of the slopes. Lodging is also available in communities near all five areas, including downtown Santa Fe. For information, visit the New Mexico Department of Tourism or the excellent Ski New Mexico Tourism Web sites, or contact the New Mexico Department of Tourism at (800) 733-6396, extension 0643, or the Santa Fe Visitors Bureau at (800) 777-2489.

Some useful guidebooks include Rocky Mountain Skiing, by Claire Walter and Frommer's Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque (Frommer's Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque, 8th Ed)

Useful WWW links:
Ski New Mexico: covers transportation, news, etc. for New Mexico's major ski resorts
Angel Fire Resort
Red River Ski Area
Taos Ski Valley
Ski Santa Fe
Ski Apache
New Mexico Department of Tourism

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