Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe is a ski area located in the state of New Mexico in USA. The resort is in the town of Santa Fe, NM.

Ski Santa Fe is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Ski Santa Fe.

Ski Santa Fe Lodging:

Ski Santa Fe Terrain Overview

Ski Santa Fe has a total of 86 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 660 acres, Ski Santa Fe has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 267 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Ski Santa Fe's slopes see on average 225 inches (89 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
660(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall
225"(89 cm)

Ski Santa Fe Elevation

Ski Santa Fe has a summit elevation of 12,075 feet, or 3,680 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 10,350 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,725 feet (526 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 12,075 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
12,075'(3,680 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,725'(526 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
10,350'(3,155 m)

Ski Santa Fe Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
53.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Santa Fe can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Ski Santa Fe has 660 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ski Santa Fe is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(132 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(264 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
40%(264 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Ski Santa Fe good for beginners?

Ski Santa Fe can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ski Santa Fe Location

Ski Santa Fe is located in the state of New Mexico, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Santa Fe, NM.

Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
35.72000, -105.89000

Getting to Ski Santa Fe

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Santa Fe), its coordinates of 35.72000, -105.89000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Santa Fe, NM to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Ski Santa Fe.

Albuquerque International SunportABQAlbuquerque, NM62 mi
San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman FieldALSAlamosa, CO118 mi
Roswell Air Center AirportROWRoswell, NM184 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Santa Fe, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Ski Santa Fe.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
PajaritoSanta Fe, NM10,440 ft47%19 mi
SipapuVadito, NM9,255 ft47%35 mi
Sandia PeakCedar Crest, NM10,378 ft38%47 mi
Taos Ski ValleyTaos Ski Valley, NM12,481 ft83%52 mi
Angel FireAngel Fire, NM10,677 ft50%57 mi
Red RiverRed River, NM10,350 ft45%74 mi

Ski Santa Fe Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation12,075 ft
Base Elevation10,350 ft
Vertical Drop1,725 ft
(20% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres660
Avg. Annual Snowfall225 inches
Ski Santa Fe Mountain Stats