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Mountain Info
Sandia Peak Ski Area

Sandia Peak Ski Area, located in the majestic Sandia Mountains just 35 miles northeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a must-visit destination for all ski enthusiasts. Originally known as La Madera Ski Area and established in 1936, it holds the honor of being New Mexico's first-ever ski resort. Sandia Peak Ski Area offers 35 trails, 4 lifts, and 300 acres of skiable terrain for all ability levels.

Operations Update

Our resort officials are actively working on an operating plan for Sandia Peak Ski Area – Follow us on social or check back for further updates.

Resort Stats


Number of runs: 35

Beginner Terrain: 23%

Intermediate Terrain: 43%

Advance Terrain: 34%

Skiable Acres: 300

Doubles: 3 

Conveyers: 1


Average Snowfall: 117"

Snowmaking: 30 Acres
Base Elevation: 8678'

Summit Elevation: 10378'

Vertical Drop: 1700'

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