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Visitor reviews for Sandia Peak Ski Resort
March 16, 2004
Todd from United States
Sandia Peak is a great area for the Albuquerque, NM visitor who wants to get in a quick day or half-day of skiing. You can drive around to the other side of the mountain to the base or save some time by riding the Tram on the Albq. side and start from the top. Note that there are no ski rentals available if you do the Tram.
The resort is on the eastern slope of the Sandia Mountains that is pitched to average of 15 degrees leading to a family resort of intermediate skiing. However, there is glade skiing and some advanced pitches to keep the day interesting. Sandia does have snow problems in some years but can also have overwelming amounts of snow in wet years. Also look into Ski Santa Fe for a more advanced skiing experience.
Sandia Peak Ratings
Overall: 4.3. Based on 1 vote and 2 reviews. Vote
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
Ski in/Ski out: 5.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Sandia Peak is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.