The beauty about the Ski Santa Fe ski area near world famous Santa Fe, NM, is it is SO CLOSE and it’s a great little ski area. It is located only 16 miles from the Historic Santa Fe Plaza and it only takes 30 minutes or so to drive to the area! Built back in the 1960’s, the original area had a two-seater chairlift at the bottom of the ski hill and a super fast poma disc lift at the mid-way point that took you all the way to the top of the mountain. Now the area boasts multiple high speed lifts, some snow making and a terrific bar called Totemoff’s, named after Pete Totemoff, an Alaska Native American that made his living building ski areas in New Mexico and Colorado for most of his life. Ski Santa Fe is the ultimate ski area for families with its Chipmunk Corner Ski School for little ones and its family friendly staff and atmosphere. It’s really terrific.