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Trip Guide to Santa Fe in Winter

Martin Morrell Poolside at Maroma Resort & Spa.

Photo: Martin Morrell

If you think summer is the only time to visit the Southwest, think again. Winter in Santa Fe means adobe walls frosted with snow and air scented with fragrant piñon smoke. There’s also plenty to see, from SITE Santa Fe’s acclaimed biennial, which runs through January 7, to the art spaces that line Canyon Road. And just beyond the city, the ski slopes of Taos beckon. Read the article

Destinations: Santa Fe · Taos

Inspired by: The (Mini) Vacation — by Malia Boyd, Published Oct. 2006

Hotels (1)

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    Inn of the Five Graces

    This happily over-the-top, 24-suite compound has a Thousand and One Nights aesthetic, so minimalists beware: the units here, which occupy vintage a

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    Castro's

    Easy to overlook in a strip mall on Cerrillos Road, Cafe Castro's is frequented by locals for their simple New Mexican food. The cafe is decorated

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    Fuego

    Located in the luxury resort La Posada de Santa Fe, Fuego restaurant looks like a high-end hacienda, with tall, dark-wood-beamed ceilings, iron cha

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    Ristra

    Just a five-minute walk from the Plaza, Ristra serves French cuisine with Southwestern accents. The Victorian-style adobe house is decorated with e

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Activities (4)

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    Ten Thousand Waves Spa

    Tucked into a green hillside on the winding mountain road that leads to the Santa Fe Ski Area, Ten Thousand Waves has long attracted day visitors f

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    Sipapu Ski Resort

    Less than an hour's drive from Santa Fe, in Vadito, is the Sipapu Ski Resort, with 31 runs on 70 acres. The resort is family-friendly, with runs at

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    Santa Fe Ski Basin

    Just 16 miles outside of Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe has 67 trails, at all ability levels. With a base height of 10,350 feet, the Santa Fe Basin in one

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    Taos Ski Valley

    Explore the 110 runs at the property, including some very challenging trails.

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