How was af? I get mixed reviews from everyone I talk to
There are pros and cons to every resort. Angel Fire is no exception.
Awesome terrain park (if you are into that kind of stuff). They have 3 parks. A begginer park on the bottom of the backs side, an advanced park at the top of the main lift, and a jib park at the bottom of the front side.
Its a large mountain with lots of long runs. It takes 2-3 days to see the whole mountain.
Relatively cheap (both to ski and stay) compared to some of the CO mountains.
The only mountain that offers night skiing in NM.
Has a high speed quad lift to get you to the top (both front and back side)
Some of the runs on the front side of the mountain can get pretty flat. Especially towards the bottom. The top half of the front side has some sweet runs. I25 is my favorite because it twists and turns and is nice and rollie. Very fun run to just hawl balls down. But make sure you carry your speed through the bottom half of the mountain where it gets flat. During spring conditions the flat areas can stop you in your tracks! Stick with the back side of the mountain to avoid flat areas. There are none on the back side.
Be careful on some of the green runs on the front side because some of them actually go uphill. My buddies and I took a wrong turn and wound up on one of those. We had to take our boards off and walk for a 1/4 mile before we were able to get to some good downhill again.
The place is crawling with people from TX/OK. So brush up on your southern speak before engaging in any chair lift conversation.
I hit Angel Fire several times last year. It's a nice mountain with a reasonable price. If you can avoid the flat areas it is a blast. One of the times I went last year we got 8-12" of snow overnight. Talk about an excellent pow day all the next day! Nothing about Angel Fire has kept me from not wanting to go back. I will hit that mountain whenever a trip gets put together. But this year I am going to focus more on Taos (because I didn't get a chance to hit it last year).