January not only rings in a new year but in Santa Fe it rings in the new ski season as well. Ski Santa Fe typically opens a week or two before Christmas depending on the snow.

Just a short 16 miles north of the famed Santa Fe Plaza, the base at Ski Santa Fe is just over 10,000 feet. The summit at the top sits at just over 12,000 feet and views in all directions can be enjoyed far and wide. Boasting a multitude of ski runs for the beginner as well as the expert there is fun for all.

New for 2013 is the expanded base lodge featuring a larger ski rental shop, expanded shopping at the sports shop and the totally new and improved food court. For those interested in adult libations, Totemoff Bar and Grill is a great hangout further up the mountain.

As you can see from the photos below, my friends and I recently shared a great day together skiing the mountain as well as enjoying food and spirits in front of the fire at Totemoff’s!