December 11, 2014 by  
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Resort to Open Trails This Friday

ANGEL FIRE, NM – (December 10, 2014) – Winter made a welcomed return dropping nearly 50 inches of fresh snow and very cold temperatures since October at Angel Fire Resort, located in the Southern Rockies of New Mexico. The resort has been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past six weeks making snow in anticipation of this year’s opening, set for this Friday, December 12.  The additional natural and man-made snow has allowed the resort to open more trails.

“We’ve been able to keep the systems running throughout the night since early November and our crews are working consistently to get as much out of the cold temperatures as possible,” Jamie Seifert, mountain operations manager, Angel Fire Resort. “Clearly the more natural snow we can add in is great, but in the meantime, it’s our job to get the mountain ready, so we are focusing our efforts on snowmaking and getting our mountain ready for this season.”

Beginner skiing/snowboarding trails, the bunny hill and the Angel Fire Ski School will all be open starting December 12, creating a great landscape for those just learning the sport.

The Railyard, a new terrain park will open this winter off the side of the popular green trail Headin’ Home and will feature boxes, rails and jumps geared towards those new to skiing and boarding. This dedicated space will allow beginners a safe place to try out their tricks before attempting the more advanced terrain parks.

The resort is also moving the nighttime terrain park Night Rider to Exhibition. This new location is on the front side of the mountain, which will allow the park to take advantage of the best snow on the mountain. Night Rider will be open both day and night and will offer the best lighted terrain for those who wish to stay after dark. (Available on weekends and holiday peak periods.)

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