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angel fire VISITOR GUIDE

2014


WINTER Skiing Snowboarding Snowshoeing Sledding Nordic Skiing Tubing

AN ELK TALE...

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Sleigh Rides Ice Fishing Snowbiking Build a Snowman Tele Trekking

SUMMER

ANGEL FIRE 2014

Barbwire was only two days old when he got snagged up in a local rancher’s fence. That’s why his name – his original name, his first name – was Barbwire. Maybe an odd name for an infant elk, but then most elk probably don’t get named, much less get a few names. He was also called “Baby,” and “Elliott” – like the elk sculpture in the median of North Angel Fire Road heading up to the ski area. And more than once he was called “Damn It,” which he answered to as well as anything else. The rest of the elk herd – including his mother, who lingered by his side at the fence longer than the rest of the herd – was forced to leave him there.

Snowmobiling

Rafting Rock Climbing Hiking Chairlift Rides Motorcycle Riding Bird Watching Four Wheeling ATV Tours Golfing Fishing Hunting Horseback Riding Tennis Disc Golf Playgrounds Picnics Photography Live Music Theatre Art Exhibits Wildlife Star Gazing

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WELCOME

hat do you call the marriage between thousands of square miles of untrammeled wilderness and premier modern luxury? You call it family-friendly Angel Fire and you are eagerly welcomed to our little community. With warm blue-sky days born of crisp high-altitude nights Angel Fire is nestled among New Mexico’s highest mountains. Forested wild lands sprawl from horizon to horizon inviting you to breathe deep, fill your lungs with our clean mountain air and set off down one of endless number of trails on foot, bicycle or horseback. Skis are an option too if the snow is flying! A day of active exploration is guaranteed to relax your mind and recalibrate your compass. Night falls gently after another soothing sunset, wild with oranges, pinks, reds and purples, a sight sure to lend you warmth and comfort. Exhale into tranquility and recover your energy for the next day of adventure. Laid back Angel Fire offers an incomparable southwest mountain experience.

HIGHS AND LOWS January

44º to 10º

February

40º

March

50º to 15º

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April

55º to 18º

May

60º to 30º

June

70º to 35º

July

78º to 45º

August

78º to 45º

September 72º to 30º October

65º to 25º

November 50º to 20º December 45º to 15º

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ON SHOVEL RACING It was February of 1984, having arrived in Moreno Valley, just four months earlier. Hired initially to run the retail operations at the ski area, my rental shop staff asked if they could work through the night into the wee hours on Sunday morning. With the help of our pilot and current Angel Fire Ski School Director, Robin May, who had arrived from Durango, their request was driven by the‚ “need for speed‚“ and to ready their Modified Shovel for the race taking place the next day. Having no idea how one could or would want to modify a shovel, I viewed with curiosity, after hours of digging it out of it‘s frozen tomb, the carcass of what would be the Rental Shops entry into the competition. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story2

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ith over 210 inches of annual snowfall, when Angel Fire goes white the landscape is transformed into a gigantic playground. Start your play on one of the 76 ski and snowboarding trails, suitable for skills of all levels. The mountain also sports 30-some acres of gladed tree skiing. Snowshoeing, snow skating, snow-biking, snowmobiling…what can’t you do with snow! You can even do some horseback riding or kick back and enjoy the peace of a sleigh ride. If you’re seeking solitude away from the slopes, Angel Fire has that too. Set off into the wilds of the national forests on backcountry skis or snowshoes. Or head over to Eagle Nest Lake for some ice fishing. For those determined to challenge the pull of gravity two award-winning freestyle terrain parks await. Warm the kids up with some hot chocolate and send them out to the Polar Coaster, the biggest tubing park in the Southern Rockies. Oh and don’t miss that sunset. The brief evening winter glow turns the snow-blanketed mountains dramatic oranges and reds. It doesn’t last long but you’ll find it breathtaking. Then rest up in front of a cozy fireplace.

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SUMMER

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he rugged beauty of the high mountain winter goes soft and gentle as the air warms and snow melts into the slopes. It is summer time in the high country. Bright green grasses bust out everywhere. Wildflowers, like the eye-grabbing red Indian Paintbrush or the deep purple Monkshood, blanket the fields and forest floors. A whole range of fresh activities beckons. After a heart-pumping morning of flying down world-class mountain biking trails or soaring over the tree-tops on the new Zipline Adventure Tour head down to Angel Fire’s 18-hole PGA Championship Golf Course for an afternoon on the links. And that is just day one! Fill up day two with fishing, bird watching or rafting. Or maybe tennis and then a chair lift ride up the mountain to the perfect picnic spot is more your thing. Is hiking more your style? Trails leave from the center of town and amble off into some of the largest wilderness areas in the country. You might also consider a horseback ride, an ATV tour or a hunting trip. Angel Fire offers up a ridiculous number of blue-sky days ideal for a relaxing family vacation outdoors in the New Mexico high country.

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ON DOWNHILL BIKING If you look up the name Tom Shearon on Angel Fire Resort’s website, you’ll see he’s logged 820,000 vertical feet this summer (up from 526,000 last year, his first year). He’s at the top of the leader board with 410 runs. What you won’t see is that he’s a retired 67-year-old Albuquerque man, and the 2013 summer riding season was still underway. “I was a little apprehensive when I first started mountain biking, but enjoying living in the mountains and being an instructor at Ski Santa Fe in winter, I quickly fell in love with it.” Originally from Memphis, Tom didn’t discover his passion for the mountains until he started skiing at age 45. But already he’s earned the nickname “Downhill Tom.” One friend noted that between the two sports, Tom spends half his life on ski lifts. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story3

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ON BEAR-ROPING Anyone who has spent a good deal of their life outside in northern New Mexico usually has a few tales to tell about bears. One of the last Grizzlies sighted in New Mexico was on a ranch just outside Angel Fire. And then there’s the tale about a local guide getting bit on the butt by a black bear. Local Kay Moore remembers that at the family’s Black Lake ranch sometime in the 1930s, her father Bruce Bull loved hunting on horseback, his greyhounds coming along to keep him company and help with the hunt. They came up on a black bear which was then treed by the dogs. Bruce then roped the bear and decided to drag it home. At the house he yelled to his mother to come out and see what he’d brought her. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story4

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Easy to Moderate Hikes Oeste Vista Trail Sendro del Sol Lake and Lady Slipper Greenbelt Complex

Nearby Hikes Elliot Barker Palo Flechado Pass Woop De Do Extension Clear Creek Bull Springs La Jara Middle Fork Lake Horseshoe Lake Lost Lake

FAUNA Bear Elk Deer Mountain Lion Raptors

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olor is the name of the game in Angel Fire. The sunsets never fail to satisfy. Wildflowers poke their heads up in the spring and peak in July. Fall colors burst across the mountainsides for weeks in late September and early October. That color pulls you towards it and there is no point in saying ‘no’. Grab a daypack; load up on water, sunscreen and a delicious lunch. Don’t forget your rain gear as our mountain weather can change rapidly. Oh and take a map along! Within an hour drive of our town you will find the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area, the Latir Peak Wilderness Area and the giant Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area. Just up the Valley is Eagle Lake State Park. Cimarron Canyon State Park is just to the east. With all that protected land it is hard not to augment that pull of the colors with some fabulous wildlife watching. Black bears, elk herds and Bald Eagles move up and down the spine of the mountains. Lace up those boots and head on up one of the hundreds of trails criss-crossing the forest. At this altitude your heart will pump a little harder. The air is clean so breathe deep. Take only pictures and leave only footprints and above all, relax.

BACK TO NATURE

HIKING TRAILS

Otter

FLORA Pine Aspen Piñon Juniper Spruce Columbine Indian Paintbrush

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ANGEL FIRE RESORT

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acations are a special time full of adventures and memories, and where you decide to stay is at the heart of your family’s experience. Slopeside lodging offers the comfort and convenience of a centralized home away from home, so that everyone can make the most of their time together.

ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES

After a long drive, the convenience of a covered loading area make getting into your room a snap. The Lodge offers a variety of spacious rooms and suites, just steps from the Chile Express chairlift. Several restaurants keep even the most finicky appetites happy from Starbucks coffee and eggs, to late night burgers and snacks. After a day on the slopes, relax in the hot tub or take a dip in the indoor pool, located next to the spacious and comfortable lobby, complete with free WiFi and a cozy fireplace. These amenities are also available when you stay in one of our nearby condos or homes. During the winter, free shuttles will transport everyone to the Country Club and Nordic Center for sledding, cross-country skiing and gourmet dining. Make the most of your vacation, stay slopeside and enjoy the benefits.

Indoor Pools & Hot Tub

Weddings Family Style Restaurants Onsite Daycare Fitness Centers World Class Bike Park Fitness Classes Nordic Center Golf Shop/Gift Shop Putting, Chipping Greens 18 Hole Golf Course Ski School Zipline Adventure Tours Summit Disc Golf

INFORMATION 575-586-4579

SNOW REPORT 575-377-4222

RESERVATIONS 866-383-7961

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ON THE ZIPLINE... Flying on a zipline over trees down the mountain at Angel Fire Resort, I found myself screaming and hollering with the pure adrenaline rush of it all. I had to take a lot of deep breaths but I love speed and just went for it. By the time we got to the super zip ride, I dared to stick my legs out in front like a luge rider to gain more speed. It was terrifying yet absolutely exhilarating. I was born in the Netherlands 71 years ago; a totally flat landscape and lots of water. Everybody learned to swim as kids so about the highest thing around was the high dive. Maybe that’s why I have always lived with such a huge fear of heights. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story5

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MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

THE ARTS

June 16 – 21

A FAVORITE FESTIVAL It started simply enough 17 years ago – a newspaper calendar listing: “7 p.m. Music from Angel Fire concert”. We love music, especially country & western, so we decided to go. Little did we know then that the magic of our first MFAF concert would evolve until we were tightly woven in to the tapestry of this organization by the threads of beautiful chamber music, friendships with the amazing and talented musicians, and being part of a dedicated volunteer community that continues to enrich our lives. While we have always loved many kinds of music, chamber music was never at the top of the list, but the delights of MFAF have changed all that. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story6

ARTSFest July 12 – 13

MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE FESTIVAL August 15 – 31

ARTS ABOUT TOWN August 30

MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE – Angel Fire, Taos, Raton, Las Vegas

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oin us from August 15–31 in celebrating our 31st Season of bringing extraordinary chamber music to the beautiful mountain communities of Northern New Mexico. Under the artistic direction of Ida Kavafian, internationally renowned artists will perform an impressive array of works from the great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters. The world premiere of a new work commissioned from Bright Sheng, 2014 Composer-in-Residence, will be presented and Young Artists from the Curtis Institute of Music will reach thousands of local youth through the Music in Our Schools educational outreach program. www.MusicFromAngelFire.org, 888-377-3300, 575-377-3233

MORENO VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL

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resenting a full season of entertainment and events in music, theatre, art festivals, performance series and educational programs. www.morenovalleyarts.org, 575-377-6273


DECEMBER

JULY

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3-6 National Softball Association Softball Weekend 4 Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake 11-13 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 12-13 Trash to Treasures Flea Market 12-13 Angel Fire ArtsFest 19 Angel Fire Garden Club Tour of Homes 21-27 Santa Fe Traditional Spanish Market 25-26 High Country Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagle Nest Fridays in July Movies under the Stars

JANUARY 24-26 25

Big Ol’ Texas Weekend UNM Ultimate Ski & Snowboard Challenge

FEBRUARY 7-8 Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships 8 Ice Fishing Tournament 28-Mar. 5 Annual Mardi Gras Celebrations

MARCH 8-16 23

Fiesta del Sol Spring Break Celebrations Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Closes

MAY TBA TBA 16-17 24-26

Angel Fire Resort Golf Course Opens Angel Fire Bike Park Opens Run for the Wall Memorial Day Ceremonies, Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

JUNE 16-21 TBA 20-22 21 28-29 28-29

Missoula Children’s Theatre Reach New Heights Softball Tournament USA Cycling Gravity National Mountain Bike Championships Angel Fire Endurance Run Habla Tamale Festival Rough Riders 200 Road Bike Tour

AUGUST TBA 15-31 TBA 18-24 30 30 30-31 30-31 30-31

New Mexico North State Men’s Softball Tourney Music from Angel Fire Angel Fire Flames Challenge Women’s Softball Tournament Santa Fe Indian Market Memorial Brick Laying and Run for the Wall Riders Reunion Angel Fire Resort Brewfest Gravity Mountain Bike Games Wheeler Peak Invitational Men’s Softball Tournament Angel Fire Parade of Homes

SEPTEMBER 4 TBA 20-28

Santa Fe Fiesta Burning of Zozobra Angel Fire Mixed Mountain Classic Softball Tournament Fishfest at Eagle Nest Lake State Park

CALENDAR

Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Opens for 48th Ski and Snowboard Season Angel Fire Holiday Market Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

OCTOBER 4-12 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta TBA Oktoberfest at Angel Fire Country Club

NOVEMBER 11 TBA

Veterans Day, Vietnam Memorial Calling All Flakes

Dates subject to change.

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CCAF AIRPORT Operated by Colfax County One mile north of town Runway length: 8900’ Elevation: 8382’ Pilot radio-active runway lights Prevailing westerly winds Fuel: 100LL and Jet A, plus self serve Weather: 575-377-0526

GETTING HERE

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rom Albuquerque or from the north, drive to Taos and turn east at the Taos Visitor Center onto Bypass 585. Follow the signs through scenic Taos Canyon,

over Palo Flechado Pass, and down into the spectacular Moreno Valley.

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CCAF: 575-643-8066


Eight Northern Pueblos Ojo Caliente Hot Springs High Road to Santa Fe Bandelier National Monument

A ROAD TRIP

Puye Cliff Dwellings

Late in September is a great time to get out and really explore the Enchanted Circle. The sky is as blue as it gets, the air is clean and the leaves of the aspens are beginning to change from their verdant green to the iridescent colors of gold and copper color. Taking the Mustang convertible out for what might be the last time of the year, I headed out with my friend to see what was happening in the Enchanted Circle. We leave Angel Fire at 9 AM on a beautiful clear morning and headed north toward Eagle Nest. At Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, we sat on the deck overlooking the lake to see if we could spot the eagles soaring out over the lake.

Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Ghost Ranch Living Museum Artistic Vistas and Treasures Art Trail

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ithin New Mexico, known as The Land of Enchantment, one of its most famous designated scenic byways is called the Enchanted Circle. Explore the 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa, and national forest – anchored by Wheeler Peak, highest in the state. Cultural and recreational activities are endless – discover what makes this region so spectacular. Heading north – Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, Eagle Nest, Elizabethtown (Wheeler Peak behind), Bobcat Pass, Red River, Questa, Red River Fish Hatchery and Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

DAY TRIPS

East of Eagle Nest – Cimarron State Park, The Palisades, historic Cimarron and St. James Hotel, Philmont Scout Ranch, Valle Vidal. South of Angel Fire – Black Lake, (film site for Lonesome Dove), Coyote Creek State Park, Victory Alpaca Ranch, Salman Ranch, a large raspberry farm, Mora, Las Vegas, Fort Union National Monument. Winding west – Palo Flechado Pass, Taos Canyon, Taos and Taos Plaza, San Francisco de Asis Church, Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos Ski Valley.

DECEMBER

JULY

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3-6 National Softball Association Softball Weekend 4 Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake 11-13 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 12-13 Trash to Treasures Flea Market 12-13 Angel Fire ArtsFest 19 Angel Fire Garden Club Tour of Homes 21-27 Santa Fe Traditional Spanish Market 25-26 High Country Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagle Nest Fridays in July Movies under the Stars

Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Opens for 48th Ski and Snowboard Season Angel Fire Holiday Market Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

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Big Ol’ Texas Weekend UNM Ultimate Ski & Snowboard Challenge

FEBRUARY 7-8 Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships 8 Ice Fishing Tournament 28-Mar. 5 Annual Mardi Gras Celebrations

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Fiesta del Sol Spring Break Celebrations Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Closes

MAY TBA TBA 16-17 24-26

Angel Fire Resort Golf Course Opens Angel Fire Bike Park Opens Run for the Wall Memorial Day Ceremonies, Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

JUNE 16-21 TBA 20-22 21 28-29 28-29

Missoula Children’s Theatre Reach New Heights Softball Tournament USA Cycling Gravity National Mountain Bike Championships Angel Fire Endurance Run Habla Tamale Festival Rough Riders 200 Road Bike Tour

AUGUST TBA 15-31 TBA 18-24 30 30 30-31 30-31 30-31

New Mexico North State Men’s Softball Tourney Music from Angel Fire Angel Fire Flames Challenge Women’s Softball Tournament Santa Fe Indian Market Memorial Brick Laying and Run for the Wall Riders Reunion Angel Fire Resort Brewfest Gravity Mountain Bike Games Wheeler Peak Invitational Men’s Softball Tournament Angel Fire Parade of Homes

SEPTEMBER 4 TBA 20-28

Santa Fe Fiesta Burning of Zozobra Angel Fire Mixed Mountain Classic Softball Tournament Fishfest at Eagle Nest Lake State Park

CALENDAR

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

OCTOBER 4-12 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta TBA Oktoberfest at Angel Fire Country Club

NOVEMBER

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Veterans Day, Vietnam Memorial Calling All Flakes

Dates subject to change.

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1-2B Condos

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Angel Fire Resort Mountain Rentals and Property Mgmnt. 1-5B Condos • • • • 800-633-7463, 575-377-6767 www.angelfireresort.com & Homes

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Angel Fire Rentals 877-377-1942, 575-377-1942 www.angelfire-rentals.com

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1-6B Condos & Homes

Elk Horn Lodge Hotel Rooms 575-377-2811 www.elkhornlodgenm.com & Suites

Kokopelli Property Management 1-5B Condos • • • • • • • 855-662-8152, 575-377-1166 www.kokoproperty.com & Homes Monte Verde RV Park/Campground RV/Tent Spaces 575-377-3404 www.monteverderv.com & Cabins

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North Country Property Management 1-4B Condos • • • • 800-284-0378, 575-377-6651 www.aboutnorthcountry.com & Homes Resort Properties of Angel Fire 1-5B Condos 800-338-2589, 575-377-2312 www.resortpropertiesofangelfire.com & Homes

Snowball Lodge, LLC 7B Home 866-377-1747, 940-779-9291 www.vrbo.com/52568

The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort Hotel Rooms 800-633-7463, 575-377-6401 www.angelfireresort.com & Suites

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LODGING

Angel Fire NM Condos 505-681-9450 www.angelfirenmcondos.com

Group Discounts

1-5B Condos & Homes

Laundry Facilities Some Units Pets Allowed Fees May Apply Fireplace / Woodstove Some Units WIFI / DSL Some Units Handicap Accessible Some Units Active Duty Military & Veterans Discounts

Unit Sizes

Angel Fire Homes Property Management 888-308-3917, 575-541-3014 www.afrentals.com

Smoke Free Units Available Kitchens Available Hot Tub or Pool Available Some Units

LODGING PROPERTY

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VIETNAM MEMORIAL

ON VICTOR As a young boy, Victor slept some nights under the cover of a buffalo robe on the porch of his grandmother’s house. There, under the darkness of the robe, he read a boyhood book of adventure with a small light. An icy Midwest wind ran across the fields at his farm blowing dirt and cold at him; but like his family inside, he was tucked in, protected by the heavy robe, often waking under snow in the morning. He would be protected for a while, but could not be protected from what life was to hand him. One day, out from under the weight of that robe, would emerge a highly evolved man that grew and settled into greatness— Dr. Victor Walter Westphall. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story8

VIETNAM MEMORIAL

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fter learning of their son David’s death in Vietnam, the Dr. Victor Westphall family founded the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel on a hill looking south to Angel Fire. It became the nation’s first Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Today, a state park with free admission, it has a national reputation as an invaluable site for veterans of all wars and their families. While the chapel, always open to the public, nurtures the emotional and spiritual setting of the place, the Visitor Center feeds the imagination of what it was like to serve in Vietnam. Photographs, banners, video, soldier artifacts fill the 6000 square foot center. Outside is a Huey helicopter. Guided tours available. Visitor Center open 9-5 daily. Limited winter hours. 575-377-6900, www.vietnamveteransmemorial.org

VETERANS WELLNESS & HEALING CENTER

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argeting the need to treat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, local leaders founded the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center, helping veterans face their fears. The center focuses on creative therapies, healing mind, body and spirit. www.veteranswellnessandhealing.org

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May 16 – 17

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 24 – 26

FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY May 24

MEMORIAL BRICK LAYING August 30

NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

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tunning scenery sets the stage for a great wedding at the ski area summit, Monte Verde Lake, Country Club, The Lodge at Angel Fire, or Angel Fire Community Center.

ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY CENTER Our fantastic 10,000 square foot community center features a multi-purpose room with 6000 square feet of meeting space, a commercial kitchen and two additional meeting/banquet rooms. The grand Rotunda Room has expansive and spectacular views of Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley. The Community Center’s cool playground is a blast for kids, and our picnic area is the perfect spot for a family get-together under the pines. The entire facility or individual rooms are available for booking at reasonable rates. 575-377-1544

September 19

DR. VICTOR WESTPHALL FOUNDER’S BIRTHDAY October 13

VETERANS DAY November 11

GROUPS & CONFERENCES

RUN FOR THE WALL

FUNCTIONS Military Reunions Conferences Destination Weddings Family Get-Togethers Anniversaries Youth Groups Ski Clubs Board & Staff Retreats Client Meetings School Reunions RV Travel Groups

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LIVE, WORK, PLAY

ON EDUCATION The following email came from a student who had decided to leave Moreno Valley High School after his Junior year and entered United World College for the last year of high school. He wrote this to a teacher who is very exacting in her expectations of students. “So, I realize that it’s been a while, and that my very existence may well have slipped entirely from your consciousness, but I’m gonna go ahead and use the beauty of social networking to restore my amazingness to your, already nostalgic, I’m sure, mindset. Ok, no, but seriously. Despite how amazing life is at UWC (United World College) in Canada, I do occasionally feel a bit of nostalgia for the trailer-park lifestyle at MVHS, and that’s kinda why I’m writing. Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story9

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ngel Fire is an ideal place to live and raise a family. It’s not just beautiful here, we have crystal clear air year around. After work, you can get out and enjoy the climate and clear your mind. We have four distinct, spectacular seasons, and it’s nearly always sunny; we’re at the same latitude as Mykonos, Greece. You can zip from home to work in just a few minutes with no stop lights. In Angel Fire, the only traffic jam happens when everyone stops for a herd of elk crossing the road.

LIFESTYLE In Angel Fire, we have plenty of peace and quiet. Forget honking horns, sirens, and the fast-paced city life. Instead, sit outside and count the stars or listen to the elk bugle. Angel Fire is home to artists, writers and internet professionals. When you have scenery like ours, it doesn’t take much to become inspired and create your next masterpiece. You’re family in Angel Fire. We’re informal and personal, with a strong sense of community.


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HEALTH CARE

ON THE MOVIE SET I spent two days this summer working as an extra on the set of the new movie version of The Lone Ranger. The movie is largely being filmed in New Mexico on a special western town built just west of Albuquerque. Some scenes were filmed near Durango, Colorado, and some in the Angel Fire area...actually, some scenes filmed within walking distance of our house here in Angel Fire! For the cast and crew party—the company rented the entire Country Club—Johnny Depp’s band played as well…Son Cameron is working as a waiter at the Sunset Grille, the closest restaurant to the Resort Hotel which is crammed full of crew—all good tippers, I am informed… Continue reading on website: www.angelfirefun.com/story10

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Our Moreno Valley Health Care Clinic is staffed by medical professionals including a doctor, physician’s assistant and nurses. It is equipped with X-ray and other typical clinic services. Our local fire department has ambulances and a highly trained EMT staff. Just a half-hour away, Holy Cross Hospital in Taos is a 47-bed acute care facility. We have a dentist and veterinarian, too.

SHOPPING & DINING Fine dining, New Mexican, pizza joint or picnic in the park, Angel Fire has cuisine choices for different tastes. Scope out the shopping scene from unique ski shops to chic boutiques.

STAYING GREEN Reduce, reuse, recycle. Angel Fire is doing its part as guardian of the planet with an active recycling program: cardboard, aluminum, plastic, scrap metal, batteries, paper, glass and magazines. Recycling trailers are located around town. 575-377-6967


FREE STUFF Hunt for arrowheads Snag crawdads View wildlife

EDUCATION You don’t have to live in a large city to give your children a top-notch education. Our elementary and middle school is acknowledged as one of New Mexico’s most innovative, and Moreno Valley High School is one of the nation’s top-ranked charter high schools. Students love the four day week.

Breathe pure air Pan for gold Pick berries Hunt mushrooms Movies under stars Wildflower tour Kids fish at Oly Park Stargaze

BUSINESS FRIENDLY Our community is committed to an economic development strategic plan that encourages business growth and supports business retention. Our Village leadership and Chamber of Commerce are committed to helping local businesses get started and keep going. You’ll find them approachable and willing to work creatively to ensure a local environment that enables businesses to grow and prosper. Unlike so many parts of New Mexico, the Village of Angel Fire has sufficient water rights to support continuing residential and commercial growth.

LIVE, WORK, PLAY

Hike local trails

Snowball fight Fling frisbees Bird watch Read at the library Tour aspens Vietnam Memorial Torchlight parades Holiday fireworks Photograph scenery Gallery openings Live music Sunrises & sunsets Softball games Play soccer

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EAGLE NEST

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ucked between two state parks (Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon) the village of Eagle Nest is just 10 miles up the Moreno Valley from Angel Fire. A distinct community that’s close to everything, locals say it’s “like stepping back in time, with the amenities of today.” Uncrowded, friendly, fun for all ages, all seasons. Shops and restaurants. Motels, cabins and nearly 250 RV sites in town or nearby. World-class trout fishing in the lake and nearby streams. Eagle Nest is rustling up fun for ages with special events and promotions throughout the summer and over the holidays. Eagle Nest is a sought out destination, both summer and winter, with a breathtaking autumn season. Visit the famous High Country Arts & Crafts Festival, July 4th extravaganza with fireworks over the lake, Ice Fishing Derby, Fish Fest, and Polar Bear Plunge New Year’s Day! Visit the Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum and explore our mining history.

PLAN YOUR VISIT eaglenestchamber.org 575-377-2420

SHOP, DINE, STAY AND PLAY FOR LESS!

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DECEMBER

JULY

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3-6 National Softball Association Softball Weekend 4 Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake 11-13 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 12-13 Trash to Treasures Flea Market 12-13 Angel Fire ArtsFest 19 Angel Fire Garden Club Tour of Homes 21-27 Santa Fe Traditional Spanish Market 25-26 High Country Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagle Nest Fridays in July Movies under the Stars

JANUARY 24-26 25

Big Ol’ Texas Weekend UNM Ultimate Ski & Snowboard Challenge

FEBRUARY 7-8 Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships 8 Ice Fishing Tournament 28-Mar. 5 Annual Mardi Gras Celebrations

MARCH 8-16 23

Fiesta del Sol Spring Break Celebrations Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Closes

MAY TBA TBA 16-17 24-26

Angel Fire Resort Golf Course Opens Angel Fire Bike Park Opens Run for the Wall Memorial Day Ceremonies, Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

JUNE 16-21 TBA 20-22 21 28-29 28-29

Missoula Children’s Theatre Reach New Heights Softball Tournament USA Cycling Gravity National Mountain Bike Championships Angel Fire Endurance Run Habla Tamale Festival Rough Riders 200 Road Bike Tour

AUGUST TBA 15-31 TBA 18-24 30 30 30-31 30-31 30-31

New Mexico North State Men’s Softball Tourney Music from Angel Fire Angel Fire Flames Challenge Women’s Softball Tournament Santa Fe Indian Market Memorial Brick Laying and Run for the Wall Riders Reunion Angel Fire Resort Brewfest Gravity Mountain Bike Games Wheeler Peak Invitational Men’s Softball Tournament Angel Fire Parade of Homes

SEPTEMBER 4 TBA 20-28

Santa Fe Fiesta Burning of Zozobra Angel Fire Mixed Mountain Classic Softball Tournament Fishfest at Eagle Nest Lake State Park

CALENDAR

Angel Fire Resort Ski Area Opens for 48th Ski and Snowboard Season Angel Fire Holiday Market Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

OCTOBER 4-12 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta TBA Oktoberfest at Angel Fire Country Club

NOVEMBER 11 TBA

Veterans Day, Vietnam Memorial Calling All Flakes

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Angel Fire Visitor Guide 2014  

The beautiful Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico is waiting for you.