It's winter and there's snow on the ground in most of New Mexico and Colorado. Where you going skiing? Where are your favorite spots? In addition to that, why do you like going there? Please give any good intel on food, drinks, hotels and whatever other local activities you like. Ruidoso is where I went last year as it's convenient to where I was working and am still working and very reasonably priced. I stayed one night @ the Swiss Chalet Inn, which is a friendly local spot with a fireplace in your room. I'm a pyro, so that makes me happier than....well, a happy person. There's a decent coffee spot called Common Grounds, which is solid. Win Place & Show is a classic old school bar with live music almost every night of the week and sweethearts that tend bar in addition to having a fireplace. Most restaurants and bars are local, but the Inn of the Mountain Gods is the big hotel/casino with an amazing view of a lake and the mountains off the back side. @malaise likes the fact you can't drink on the casino floor. Weird Indian music in an otherwise very nice hotel for a reasonable price. As for the skiing, I had fresh powder, which made it easy on me when falling. They just opened this week as they haven't had much snow so far this year. So what's your favorite? Taos and Red River are probably going to be my next on the list. I had good friends who went to Beaver Creek last weekend. Let me know your thoughts.