Sandia Peak Ski Area

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Sandia Peak Ski Area
New Mexico
United States
Phone: 505 242-9133

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About the Ski Resort

Sandia Peak Ski Area is a family area located in the Cibola National Forest approximately 30 minutes from Albuquerque, N.M.

Experience the drama of an 11,000 square mile panoramic view of New Mexico from the World's Longest Tramway. From the base to the top of 10,378 foot Sandia Peak, time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers lift from the desert floor, above canyons and lush forests, to the mountain top - 2.7 miles of sky-view travel and discovery of New Mexico's varied landscape and life zones.

With numerous trails covering 200 skiable acres, Sandia Peak offers an excellent learning environment for the novice/beginner skier as well as some of the longest cruising terrain for intermediates available in the state.

Snowboarding is allowed at the area on all trails. Rentals and lessons are available daily. Workshops are scheduled throughout the season. Cross-country skiers can enjoy 47 km of trails in the Cibola National Forest at the top of the mountain. Trails may be accessed via Sandia Peak Tramway or Highway 536 to the Crest.

PSIA-certified instructors offer full- or half-day alpine, snowboard and telemark lessons. The Cubby Corner Ski School for children 4 to 6 years of age offers children their own surface lift, warming hut and restrooms. A licensed day care facility is located within a few miles of the ski area.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 47 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  35 %

 More Difficult:  55 %

 Most Difficult:  10 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,678 ft
Summit elevation:  10,378 ft
Vertical drop:  1,700 ft
Skiable area:  200 acres
Annual snowfall:  125 in
Snowmaking:  15 %
Number of trails:  30
Number of lifts:  7
Types of lifts:  1 Rope Tow,
 1 Poma Lift,
 4 Double Chairs,
 1 Tram (55 People)

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  No
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Sandia Peak Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

FROM I-40 -- Exit 167: Tramway Blvd., take Tramway Blvd. North approximately 9 miles to the Sandia Peak Tramway.
FROM I-25 -- EXIT 234: EXIT 234 Tramway Road. Follow Tramway Road, East to the Sandia Peak Tramway