Visitors to Central New Mexico are often surprised to learn about the area’s reputation for snow skiing.
The region sits at more than 5,000 feet above sea level, making it the highest metropolitan area on the American mainland. The high altitude has also made it a prime destination for skiers and snowboarders.
Helping to make for fine conditions are the light, fluffy snow that falls in Central New Mexico, along with sunny conditions during the colder months.
One of the more popular resorts is the Sandia Peak Ski Area, which offers 30 groomed trails among its 200 acres.
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