SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — An abundance of snow this winter is drawing skiers and snowboarders to the peaks above Santa Fe, and those tourist dollars are trickling into town.
Santa Fe’s ski shops, hotels and restaurants report booming business like they haven’t seen in years. As a result, skiers are coming from all over, and local business is feeling the effects.
“We get a lot from Texas; we get a lot from the upper part of the Midwest, Michigan and Iowa,” Ski-Tech Santa Fe manager Jonah Boudreau said.
“The skiers I’m talking to are coming from California, Texas, Oklahoma,” Lawrence Gonzales, general manager at Tomasita’s Santa Fe said.
The Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites has had occupancy rates over 50% through January, compared with the typical 30% for the month, said marketing and sales director Starla Gomez.