Angel Fire Resort Prepares for the 2011-12 Season

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under features

Like many other ski resorts in North America, Angel Fire Resort has been working on various upgrades and a sizable expansion for the upcoming 2011-12 winter sport season. The New Mexico resort stands with a summit elevation of 10,677 feet and vertical drop of 2,077 feet amidst the Rocky Mountains. Skiers and snowboarders heading to Angel Fire Resort for the new season can look forward to the fantastic addition of a Nordic Center, as well as improvements to the terrain parks.

Angel Fire Resort‘s new Nordic Center, situated at the Country Club, will offer cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. It promises to offer visitors a unique experience in the north of New Mexico. The center will provide snow sport enthusiasts with a number of convenient facilities, including lessons, training sessions for athletes, equipment rentals, a retail store, locker rooms, indoor swimming pool and exquisite dining options. The cross-country trails begin at 8,000 feet and lead skiers across varied terrain, ranging from easy to difficult, and all boasting delightful scenery. Both classic and skate cross-country skiing are catered for. Families can enjoy sledding near to the clubhouse. Dave Dekema, Angel Fire Resort’s marketing director said that there are plans to enlarge the Nordic Center in the future, but to start they are aiming to offer ten to fifteen kilometers of groomed trails.

The terrain parks at Angel Fire Resort have a fantastic and well-earned reputation that is set to grow with the thrilling new features and events for the upcoming season. Over a dozen new fun box and freestyle rail features will be installed, including C-rails, rainbows, flat rails and double-kinks. The jumps, transitions and overall flow is being adjusted in the ever popular Liveration Freestyle park. The Park will also receive additional area, dirt features, a quarterpipe, and special small feature zone for practice.

Over a million dollars has been spent by Angel Fire on upgrading the Lodge. These included renovations to guest rooms and the lobby. As of July 2012, the resort will open up a new activity to guests, an exciting Zip-Line Adventure Tour that begins at the summit of the ski mountain. Along with all these improvements, Angel Fire Resort will continue to host a number of activities for the whole family including tubing, the children’s ski school, the kiddies’ Bominable run and nighttime skiing. The resort has also decided to keep its lift tickets and season passes the same this season.

There are certainly abundant reasons to check out Angel Fire Resort when it opens for the 2011-12 ski and snowboarding season on 15 December 2011.