Winter is in its home stretch and skiers will love knowing that the oldest ski resort in New Mexico is once again fully operational.

It's not only the oldest ski resort in the land of enchantment, Sandia Peak is also one of the biggest, coming in at #5 on NM's top 9 list.

The tram and Ten 3 are closed for maintenance until March but all other areas are up and running. The Tram, when it's open, is a beautiful way to get to Sandia Peak. It carries you 10,378 feet above Albuquerque in about 15 minutes.

Tickets for Sandia Peak, which is now under new management, start at a super low $19 and season passes are available.

Power Passes can also be purchased which get you unlimited access access to several different ski resorts in New Mexico and Arizona.

Arizona skiers are also rejoicing these days as Arizona Snowbowl is also fully operational. Yes, snow skiing in Arizona is a thing and Snowbowl is a REALLY nice place to do it.

According to their Instagram:

Thanks to our hard-working Ski Patrol team and almost 5 FEET of snowfall in the last week, Upper Bowl is open for the first time this season! 55/55 trails are now open - enjoy top-to-bottom runs, incredible conditions, and stunning views!

Photo, azsnowbowl/Instagram
Photo, azsnowbowl/Instagram

If you want to hit the slopes closer to El Paso, you have the option of going to Ski Apache, a couple of hours north of the 915 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Check their website first though as areas sometimes close.

Skiing in Texas? Notsomuch. We don't get a lot of snow in the lone star state but your best chance at finding some during any given winter is in Amarillo.

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