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Area Description

Angel Fire is the hub of northern New Mexico, with driving time of an hour or so to the major sites and attractions of northern New Mexico. Angel Fire itself is a robust, year-round mountain resort town. Winter brings that much prized, fluffy powder to the ski mountain. With its wide open, scenic trails and family friendly attitude, the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain makes for a great ski vacation. The Resort's ski school program is one of the best in the country. For those kids not wanting to ski or board, there is a Polar Coaster tubing area that will offer hours of tubing fun. Sledding and cross country skiing are offered at the Nordic Center at the country club. And for those skiers and boarders who want to stretch their day a little longer, Angel Fire is the only resort in the state with night skiing. Summer finds the ski mountain transformed into a world class mountain bike part with terrain for all skill levels. Don't want to bike? Just take the scenic chairlift ride to the the top of the mountain for some amazing views of the valley. And for those who want that ultimate adrenaline rush, the Resort has a Zip Line tour with six lines that will leave you breathless. Hiking trails, fishing, bird watching, golf and just relaxing round out those mild summer days here in the Moreno Valley. For those who love to shop, Angel Fire has over 20 different shops to peruse. And when hunger strikes, there are 17 locally owned and operated restaurants that will surely hit the spot. Just feel like cooking at home? The Lowes grocery store will have just about everything you need to stock those shelves. Small in size but big on hospitality, Angel Fire if a community that makes one feel welcome and glad they decided to make it their new home.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   No matter what your lifestyle is, there is plenty to do or "not do" in Angel Fire. Fishing, hunting, boating, golf, hiking, bird watching, skiing, and fun, yearly events can keep one as busy as they want to be.

Cultural Activities

Music From Angel Fire is one of the highlights of the music season. This Chamber Music Festival, which runs from mid August to Labor Day, brings world class musicians to Angel Fire and the surrounding communities.

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Medical Facilities

Angel Fire has a community clinic which can handle most minor medical situations. For major medical issues, the closest hospital is in Taos, NM which is half an hour away.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  10.7  25.1  39.6  0.6 "
 Feb  17.9  31.1  44.2  0.6 "
 Mar  24.9  38.5  52.1  0.8 "
 Apr  30.1  45.3  60.5  0.8 "
 May  38.2  54.0  69.9  1.2 "
 Jun  46.4  63.5  80.7  1.0 "
 Jul  52.0  68.3  84.5  1.4 "
 Aug  51.4  66.7  81.9  1.9 "
 Sep  44.3  60.0  75.7  1.3 "
 Oct  33.3  49.1  65.0  1.2 "
 Nov  21.7  36.2  50.7  0.9 "
 Dec  12.8  27.2  41.6  0.6 "

We have four distinct seasons with the snowy days of winter, the mild days of summer and the amazing, color-filled days of fall.

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Cost of Living for Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, New Mexico cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There are a wide variety of housing options here in Angel Fire and the outlying regions. One can buy raw land to build their dream home, buy and existing home or rent. A talented pool of builders reside here in Angel Fire and are able to assist you in remodels or complete design-build.

Senior Assistance in Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, New Mexico offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

One can get as involved as you want in this community with clubs and organizations: Garden Club, church organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Art Guild are but a few of the opportunities to stay busy.

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