Sandia's not all bad. The slackcountry is fun when there's snow and its cool to take "the world's longest tram" to get there (I doubt its still actually the world's longest tram) I just don't understand their business plan. If the added some flood lights and built a decent park and race course they would have people coming up everyday but instead they cater to texans who are too poor to go to colorado. They're fifteen minutes from a population of >500,000; that's a huge market by ski area standards but they seem like they barely scrape by every year.
Try some dish detergent to cut through that grease.