Condos at a Glance: Resort Properties of Angel Fire
Many of the condos and homes of Angel Fire’s 100+ properties are located steps from Angel Fire Resort, a popular skiing destination in the winter. During warmer weather, the resorts opens up to mountain biking, zip-line tours, high-altitude golf, and more.
- Bring friends: The 3-bedroom condos house up to eight guests, while 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom condos can hold four and six guests, respectively.
- More than skiing: Skiing and snowboarding may be the main attraction, but the resort also has snowmobiling, tubing, sledding, horseback riding, and other activities in the winter.
- Build a fire: Many condos feature wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.
Angel Fire, New Mexico: Stunning Scenery and Ski Trails in the Southern Rockies
According to local legend, a Native American tribe in north-central New Mexico was the first to call the region “fire of the gods,” referring to the area’s spectacular Rocky Mountain sunsets. Later, as friars passed through, the name evolved into “the place of the fire angels.” Eventually, 19th-century frontiersman Kit Carson dubbed the town Angel Fire. The unusual moniker stuck. Today, at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, the mountain peaks are still lit by fiery reds, oranges, and yellows at sunset.
More than 200 inches of average annual snowfall blanket the town’s eponymous peak, Angel Fire Mountain. From mid-December through late March, Angel Fire Resort—situated at the base of the mountain—attracts winter-sports enthusiasts looking to explore its trails. The Chile Express chairlift whisks visitors up to the summit at 10,677 feet. From there, skiers and snowboarders choose their paths of descent, with both gentle slopes and steep expert routes. The mountain supports 74 trails, two freestyle terrain parks, and 30 acres of gladed skiing. And thanks to nighttime lights, you can swoosh down the lower front 50 acres after the sun goes down, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays.
Angel Fire is also known for its Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The angular, all-white memorial was erected in 1968 to pay tribute to the son of a local doctor, a young soldier who was killed in battle. It’s home to a museum, a visitors’ center, chapel, and a Huey helicopter, which was in use in Vietnam.