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Santa Fe ranked se­cond in Condé Nast Trav­eler’s “Top 10 Cities in the United States,” which pro­claimed Santa Fe “pure magic” and a “heaven where souls va­ca­tion.” North­ern New Mex­ico is a scenic par­adise for those who love the out­doors. Golf­ing is an al­most year-round ac­tiv­ity. Lo­cally, golf en­thu­si­asts can en­joy the beau­ti­fully-groomed course at the Santa Fe Coun­try Club or ex­pe­ri­ence the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe on an 18-hole cham­pi­onship course set­tled among the San­gre de Cristo, Je­mez, Sandía and Or­tiz moun­tain ranges. The Pue­blo de Co­chiti Golf Course, ranked by Golf Di­gest as one of Amer­ica’s Top 75 Af­ford­able Cour­ses, is nearby.

Ski­ing and snow­board­ing amid the as­pens un­der clear blue skies is a fa­vorite win­ter ac­tiv­ity in the Santa Fe area. Ski Santa Fe, lo­cated below the 12,400-foot San­gre de Cristo Moun­tain peaks, boasts 1,725 ver­ti­cal feet of ski­ing. The Mil­len­nium Triple Chair pro­vides rapid ac­cess to the steeper side of the moun­tain and opens up new ter­rain for blue and black runs. At Ski Santa Fe, the moun­tain “beck­ons skiers to Santa Fe’s path­ways of pow­der, where the turns and ter­rain are as var­ied as the scenery.”

The Gen­oveva Chávez Cen­ter in Santa Fe has an NHL regulation

ice-skat­ing rink open year-round. Al­though it may seem un­likely in the desert sur­round­ings, wa­ter sports are very pop­u­lar in New Mex­ico. White­wa­ter raft­ing and kayak­ing are avail­able on the Río Grande, and fly-fish­ing is pop­u­lar on the Pe­cos River and lakes lo­cated an hour or so from Santa Fe. Boat­ing and swim­ming at the many sur­round­ing lakes is a fa­vorite ac­tiv­ity, and even wind­surf­ing can be done on Co­chiti Lake. The area is also a mecca for cam­pers, hik­ers, moun­tain bik­ers, rock climbers and pho­tog­ra­phy buffs.

No mat­ter your out­door sports pref­er­ence, there is some­thing here for you.

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