View From the Plaza

“Fall” in Love with Santa Fe Ski Basin

The chair lift at the Santa Fe Ski basin is open to take you on a tour of fall mountain beauty. Every weekend from now until the end of September, the lift runs 10am – 3:30pm (last chair leaves at 3pm). And, it will run every day during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2013.


It is a brisk, 20 minute or so ride from the bottom of the ski basin to the mid-mountain point. You can purchase a round-trip ticket or just purchase a one way up and hike down.  This time of year, the aspen are beginning to turn bright yellow, the wild flowers are spectacular, and the creeks are still flowing. I even saw wild strawberries along the hike down.


What a great way to welcome fall!


2 Responses to ““Fall” in Love with Santa Fe Ski Basin”

  1. Cowgirl Chef

    Oh what fun! I can’t wait to do this. I wonder if I can bring Rose the wonder dog on the lift? She is so humanlike, I can’t imagine they’d say no. See you on the mountain, sister! xx

    • Jenny Kimball

      No one in good conscience could turn precious Rosie down. I feel sure they’d let you load her onto the lift. Try it out and let me know.


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