Sports Sidelines: Area ski resorts announce openings

Posted 11/21/19

Taos Ski Valley's skiing season is getting closer, getting its start on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28).

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Sports Sidelines: Area ski resorts announce openings


Taos Ski Valley set for Thanksgiving opening day

Taos Ski Valley's skiing season is getting closer, getting its start on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). With that in mind, season passes are a great way to save money while also adding assurance that you can get out there more than once during the season.

There are nearly a dozen different season pass options, but to get the most bang for your buck, the "Kachina Pass" offers zero blackout days and 50 percent off of buddy passes, among other discounts. There is also a "Value Pass," a "Zia Pass" and, for the kids, a "Youth Pass." The ski resort is also offering a "Military Pass" for active, reserve and retired members of the military. For more information on the upcoming ski season, head over to

Angel Fire Resort announces opening day

Angel Fire Resort will open up its doors to skiers on Dec. 13 for the 2019-20 ski season, according to a press release.

The end of the season, according to the release, is on March 22, 2020.

There is a plethora of programs, including "The Parenting Pass," which allows "two parents to take turns coaching and skiing with their child, or it also allows parents to take turns on the mountain in a single day while the other stays behind to care for an infant or toddler who is too young to ski."

The ski resort is also offering discounts for military members and educators. If purchased before Dec. 13, educators can get a ski pass for just $99 and, any time after opening day, the price increases to $199; the discount is valid for K-12 teachers.

For more information on programs and activities and dates for the upcoming ski season, go to .

Sipapu Ski resort is open for business

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort ski season has begun, the first resort to do so in the state of New Mexico.

From Nov. 2-22, the resort is open on weekends only. But after that, it is open daily from Nov. 23-Dec. 1 and again from Dec. 6-March 22.

For more information on ski passes, hours of operations and any other general questions, head over to

Red River Ski Area announces opening day

The Red River ski area will be on Wednesday (Nov. 27).

There are plenty of different days for saving money while skiing at the resort, as it is offering days such as "Thanksgiving Savings," "College Days" and "Deals Days."

For more information on how to purchase a pass, head over to

Taos Swim Club to host Turkey Trot

This Saturday (Nov. 23), the Taos Swim Club will host its eighth-annual Turkey Trot at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del Cañón East. The race is a 5K run or walk course, and participants of all ages can compete in the event.

The race will start and end at the Taos Youth and Family Center and, along the way, will travel west past the roundabout, then past the hospital on Weimer Road and follow a trail that parallels Paseo del Cañón.

Through race day, the registration fee is $35. For children up to the age of 12, the fee is $10.

For more information on this event, go to

Santa Fe's Atalaya Elementary holds Thanksgiving run

Atalaya Elementary School in Santa Fe plans to hold its 12th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day 2019 (Nov. 28) in the Santa Fe Plaza.

There will be two races - a 5K run and walk and a 1K Kids' Fun Run - and attendees can register online by Nov. 26 for both. There will also be an on-site early registration on Nov. 26 Event planners ask attendees who plan on registering online to do so at


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