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Review of Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort
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Owner description: Angel Fire Resort is a year-round destination located in Northern New Mexico. In the winter, Angel Fire features skiing and snowboarding with a wide-variety of terrain on 560+ acres. Amenities include a ski & snowboard school, lodging options, tubing and dining facilities. After the snow melts, the resort features on of the premier downhill mountain bike parks in the country as well New Mexico's only zipline, an 18-hole golf course and more!
McKinney, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
715 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were visiting friends who own a home just two blocks from the resort facilities, so we walked up for breakfast one morning. Nice atmosphere, the ski facilities (although closed in June!) LOOKED GREAT.

Visited June 2014
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Leadville, Colorado
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4 reviews
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“"Bait & Switch"”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Angel Fire Resort has done a remarkable job of creating a top rate mountain bike terrain park over the past few years. I've been coming down from Colorado with groups ranging from 5 to 35 in size at least 5 times per summer to take in some great downhill riding. We've always been allowed to camp within close proximity to the chairlift in two of the resort's parking lots until about a week ago? We showed up only to find NO CAMPING signs & we forced to move down to the bottom lot which is not convenient! Peddling these downhill bikes UPHILL is not an easy feat! Furthermore, the top 2 lots are not being utilized for anything else! We were told by some of the locals that "the powers that be" closed off the camping in an effort to force us in paying for lodging in the on site hotel. Just goes to show that they don't have a clue about the "vibe" that goes hand in hand with us bikers. We enjoy hanging out together at the end of the day & talking about our rides. And, we much prefer the communal aspect that camping offers over some expensive hotel room! Mountain biking is an expensive sport/hobby on it's own, & we don't typically have to pay for accommodations at any other bike park? Camping only makes sense as we have a lot of gear that we need immediate access to, several times per day. It doesn't make sense to try to carry all of the stuff in to a hotel room? So.,...thanks Angel Fire Resort! Thanks for luring us down to your great terrain 5 years ago, allowing us to camp since you opened, & now taking it away in an effort to get even more $$ from us! Well, word travels fast...& it's already out...& WE HAVE OPTIONS! You're only the best, if you treat your customers with appreciation & consideration which fosters repeat business. WE WON'T BE BACK! 30 x $30 = $900 in lift ticket sales per day alone. We are usually there for 3 days! Not to mention the other $$ you make off us in your cafe/bike shop/bar? Good Bye to the Greedy!

Visited May 2014
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Dswanson30, Manager at Angel Fire Resort, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Hello Ava,
Thank you very much for the review of the bike park. As you pointed out, the trail crew has done an amazing job creating a great experience on the mountain.

We appreciate your comments and will take those into consideration as we move forward. The camping lot is just 2 blocks from the bike park and the charge covers portable restrooms and dumpsters in a space that is well-graded and provides more ground cover than any other lot on property. We feel that these are great options and hope to welcome you back soon.
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San Diego, California
1 review
“Awesome customer service”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We called in from Taos at 730 pm and were happily accommodated by a staff member named Shenon. He was able to talk us through the reservation process of a suite. Thoroughly explaining all accommodations. When we walked in after 930 pm he happily showed us maps of trails and seemed very happy in his position to help people. We were very pleased . We had a fantastic weekend because of his willingness. Thank you Shennon!!!

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Year round fun”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Winter, spring, summer, fall. All four seasons offer lots of fun & lots of things to do at the Resort. Fantastic skiing on an uncrowded mountain in the winter. Summer finds that very same mountain turned into a giant mountain bike park that has national & international competitions. Fall is the time to come view the turning of the aspens & the amazing color pallet that is revealed as the leafs change. Spring is a great time to be up as things start to green back up from a winter's nap and the area is even more quiet & peaceful. Plus, you will find the accommodations and amenities at the Resort plush, comfortable & accommodating.

Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Go during the week”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We visited Angel Fire Resort for a ski trip at the end of January. My 5 year old son spent the first day in ski school and we were extremely pleased. Although a little pricy, he had a full day of learning and his instructor only had two children. (He attended on a Friday, and on Saturday, we noticed that the class sizes were a bit larger.) By the end of the day, he was going up the bunny hill lift on his own. While he was at school, my husband and I skied the runs. There was a large portion of the mountain not open, but many of those were blacks on the back side and we had no problem finding plenty of paths to take. The Chile Express lift was closed for a while due to high winds, but they were taking shuttles up to the back of the mountain, so no worries there. The key is to go with the flow. Had we wanted to find fault, we could have complained about the closed lift, etc. but instead we enjoyed the beautiful days and wide-open ski runs.

Visited January 2014
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