Ski Rio

Ski Resort Profile

Ski Rio
New Mexico
United States

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About the Ski Resort

It is two resorts for the price of one at Ski Rio this season. Ski Rio and Cuchara are located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and in close proximity to the state line dividing Colorado and New Mexico.

Ski Rio has the country's only park dedicated to snow skating, the state's largest snowboarding park, a prime area for Nordic skiing, and enchanting snowshoe trails. Ski Rio is the place for unspoiled, outdoor adventure. Turquoise skies and powder white snow. User friendly for traditional downhill skiers or high-flying snowboarders making clear turns and soft landings on big terrain. Park Sled Dogs beckons snow skaters to slide in style across 40-acres of trails and through challenging railings and stair-step obstacles. Those in search of peaceful surroundings and wildlife sightings can be found winding their way through the towering groves of trees on snowshoes or cross-country skis. Ski Rio is one of the roomiest resorts in the Rockies with deep powder, stunning views, and slopes that are quiet, calm, and uncrowded. They are New Mexico's largest ski resort, but you won't have to wait in line to enjoy the mountain.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: No
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 21 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  30 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  20 %

 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:  9,499 ft
Summit elevation:  11,650 ft
Vertical drop:  2,151 ft
Skiable area:  900 acres
Annual snowfall:  260 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  83
Number of lifts:  0
Types of lifts:  

Ski Resort Services

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

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Ski Rio map

Ski Resort directions

Ski Rio is 48 miles north of Taos, New Mexico, via Highway 522 and State Road 196. Cuchara is 29 miles southwest of Walsenburg, Colorado, and Interstate 25 via U.S. 160 and State Highway 12. The resorts are only a short 90-minute drive apart.