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Visitor Center: 575-377-6555
jimmy@angelfirefun.com
Resort: 800-633-7463

LOCATION, ETC
23 miles east of Taos in Moreno Valley; Drive time: 30 mins.; Elevation: 8,382ft. Population: 1,216.

HISTORY
The Angel Fire area and the Moreno Valley were in the range of some of the most ancient peoples in the Americas. More recently, it became the home of Ute and Apache Indians, with the Spaniards visiting the area as early as 1540, searching for gold.

Birth of a Resort Town - In the 1950's, the Lebus family of Texas purchased 23,000 acres to develop the property into a resort community. In 1966 construction began - the first ski trails were cut, a 9-hole golf course was completed and Monte Verde Lake was ready for visitors. Word of the resort spread quickly drawing visitors from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. New accommodations were needed to house these many visitors and the first condominiums were completed in 1971. In 1972, utilities began to be installed at lot sites, new roads were built, and clearing began for new ski trails. By 1973, Angel Fire was visited by more than 20,000 skiers and the Angel Fire Country Club was built. Over the next decades, the resort was sold many times - each time, bringing a brighter future with new improvements and additions to the resort. In 1986, Angel Fire was incorporated as a municipality of New Mexico. Today, there is a year-round population of about 1200 people and any weekend during the summer and winter, crowds can swell to more than 10,000 people.

LANDSCAPE
Alpine family ski and snowboard vacation destination in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Generations of skiers know Angel Fire as a family-friendly ski resort.

MUST SEE, MUST DO
Angel Fire Resort ski area—the centerpiece of town—offers a mountain-full of ski and snowboard trails for every ability level. Other area recreation sites include the Olympic Park and the Angel Fire Resort Nordic Center at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club.

With summer temperatures in the 70's, Angel Fire is an excellent summer recreation destination as well. Angel Fire Resort has a world-class bike park built for various styles and levels of mountain biking, and the Greenbelt Public Trails offer access deep into the valley for hiking, running, cross-country mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Angel Fire Golf Course is an 18-hole course rated by Golf America as one of the top high-elevation courses in the country and is surrounded by beautiful mountain views. The summer chairlift is open for easy sight seeing of the valley and mountains and offers access to the ziplines tours at the top of the mountain. Fly-fishing, cowboy dinners, bird watching, and off-roading round out the summer adventures available at Angel Fire.

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Angel Fire

Year-round mountain resort with skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf.

Visit the Angel Fire website

Community Listings

Stay
  • Red Cloud Ranch B&B

    Summertime mountain getaway on 220 acres of scenic nature located 25 minutes from Taos Plaza and 22 minutes from Angel Fire. Bed and gourmet organic breakfast. visit site »

Play
  • Cottam's Ski Shops

    Performance & demo ski/board rental packages. Custom tuning & repair shop. Free overnight storage on-slope. Locations: Taos Ski Valley, Taos, Angel Fire & Santa Fe. visit site »

    Enchanted Circle Marketing Co-op

    The Enchanted Circle is centered around Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state. The mission of the Co-op is to promote the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway as an extended stay opportunity to visitors in the area. visit site »

Organizations
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

    The Chamber strengthens the local economy through the promotion, support, and encouragement of positive business growth. It represents the membership in community affairs. visit site »

    Angel Fire Visitor Center News for Angel Fire Visitor Center

    Angel Fire is a year 'round resort, 20 miles east of Taos. Skiing, golf, fishing, horseback riding. visit site »

    ArtUP News for ArtUP

    Supporting local artists. Producing arts-based activities and events, live theatre & concerts, arts & crafts fair, and year-round art trail. visit site »

    Enchanted Circle Marketing Co-op

    The Enchanted Circle is centered around Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state. The mission of the Co-op is to promote the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway as an extended stay opportunity to visitors in the area. visit site »

Arts
  • Paula Verona

    Verona’s paintings explore the intersecting dimensions of space... drawing the viewer into an interior that reflects mysterious origins of light and form. visit site »

    ArtUP News for ArtUP

    Supporting local artists. Producing arts-based activities and events, live theatre & concerts, arts & crafts fair, and year-round art trail. visit site »

    Music From Angel Fire

    World-class chamber music performed by international artists. 34th season August 18 - September 3,  2017; performances in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton. visit site »