November 21, 2017

Archives for March 2015

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

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Staff of The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire pictured left to right:
Coleen Perea, Sandra Franco, J.P. Prichard, Suzy Valenzuela, Desiree James, Jo (Chamber of Commerce), Pat Sorey, and owner Stan Samuels.

Stan Samuels has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for twenty-four years plus he owns six businesses that are all Chamber members. His newest Chamber member business is his bakery/cafe. He had leased his bakery building out for a several years. When the manager cut her lease short and left town last December, Stan decided not to lease it out again. This time he would run it himself. He changed the name, hired a manager, got lots of help from his North Country staff and did just that!

The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire is now open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch. The pastries are freshly baked, the coffee hot and the service is attentive. The same highly qualified staff remains, including the cooks, so you can expect the same great full breakfast and lunch menus with a few delicious tweaks here and there. The best change I’ve heard is, they will serve breakfast all day! I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to a café hungry for breakfast, only to be told they only serve breakfast until 11:00 and it is 11:15. Breakfast at lunch, yeah! They will also feature specials three times a week and random specials throughout the week on face book.

Stan got serious and asked his customers, “How can we make this a better restaurant?” He received several answers and has started making changes. Not only has he listened to his customer’s suggestions about making the food even more satisfying, he is also remodeling the décor.

He has added a window to the back dining room, with another one soon to be fitted. The patio is receiving an update that will make it fully functional this summer. Plans to have live music on the patio are underway. You will then have the choice to dine inside or dine outside. Stan and his staff want to make the bakery/café, “A place where the locals meet and greet,” as stated in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle by manager James Prichard. A place where everyone will feel comfortable to stay awhile. Bring your board games, computers, or cards. You will be welcomed with a smile, homemade food, fresh bakery items and free Wi-Fi. Make it a priority to check them out!

The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire
3420 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM

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Polar Coaster Tubing

tubingThe Polar Coaster is a 3-lane tubing hill at the Angel Fire Resort for family fun.

It is open daily from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Extended hours, during weekends and holidays, are 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, and it is open select evenings for night tubing.

Tubing is offered in 1-1/2 hour blocks for $25.00 per person. Blocks are available for reservation.

To reserve a tubing block call 844-218-4107 option 3 for information.

The Resort reserves the right to change the schedule and/or cancel sessions subject to weather and guests on the mountain.

  • Tubers must be at least 42″ tall and sign a release.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tickets must be worn like a lift ticket on your person
  • Season passes and Membership passes are NOT valid for tubing.
  • Tubing may close at any time due to changing track conditions.

Night Skiing

March 6, 2015 to March 16, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

After dark, the mountain lights up to provide 50 acres of lit skiable terrain including beginner, intermediate and freestyle features
for skiing and snowboarding.

Night skiing tickets are sold separately form day skiing tickets. Ask at the ticket office about discounts for night skiing.

2015 Fiesta Del Sol

fiesta-del-sol-2015Please join us for the 2015 Fiesta Del Sol celebration!

When: Thursday, March 6 to Saturday, March 22, 2015

Where: Angel Fire Resort

Ski Bum Ball

Calling all Ski Bums! Join us to kick off our Fiesta Del Sol Spring Break Celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2015! The party will begin at 3:00 pm with the Ry Taylor Band. Dance and enjoy the music, until 6:00 pm when the Ski Bum King and Queen will be crowned! From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Miles Bonny will play soulful beats and awesome hit songs! Come out and enjoy this fun kick-off to a week of celebration.

Dos Equis Celebration

The Dos Equis Big Airbag will be open March 9-11 and March 16-18 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Try the Dos Equis Most Interesting Run and receive a free Dos Equis beverage at the Mountain Haus. The Dos Equis outdoor bar and grill will be open at the base area, so you can enjoy the sun, views and a cold beer.

Theme Days

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Ugly Sweater Day: Come dressed in your best, ugly sweater! Meet at the base of the Chile Express at 12:00 pm for prizes and pictures!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – Beach Day: Bikinis, board shorts and Hawaiian shirts! come dressed in your favorite beach-wear and ski the mountain like a pro! Meet at the base of the Chile Express at 12:00 pm for prizes and pictures!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – Costume Day: Spring Break and Spring skiing are a time to go wild, so whether you bring that gorilla suit or ski in a dress we want to see your best costume! Meet at the base of the Chile Express at 12:00 pm for prizes and pictures!

Monday, March 16, 2015 – Ugly Sweater Day: Come dressed in your best, ugly sweater! Meet at the base of the Chile Express at 12:00 pm for prizes and pictures!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – Luck of the Irish: Dress in your best green or Irish themed costume for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration mountain style. Meet at the base of the Chile Express at 12:00 pm for prizes and pictures!

Saturday March 14, 2015 – Pi Day 3.1415: 2015 marks a rare occasion of an actual Pi Day! We will celebrate all things Pi, with pie eating contest at 1 p.m. at the base area, food and drink specials, nerd costume contest and live music at the Village Haus. King or Queen of the nerds will be announced at 9:26 (Thats right, we are so into Pi 3.1415926… so awesomely nerdy!)

For more information visit www.angelfireresort.com.

Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance

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We, at the Chamber, are getting geared up and excited about all of the upcoming new and continuing events that are scheduled in Angel Fire during 2015. Each of these events will bring visitors to our village. Because of the broad variety of events, many of these visitors will be first time guests. This promises to bring an economic boost to many of our businesses. And this puts smiles on our faces, plus we love being able to share Angel Fire with everyone!

That being said, it has come to the attention of the village and the chamber, all of these events are made possible by volunteers. Volunteers are the very backbone! Mayor Cottam and I brainstormed and came up with the idea to unify all events with a data base of volunteers. Thus the Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance is being formed. We are looking into software that will make this possible. An event manager will be able to enter their event, how many volunteers are needed, list each volunteer job available and the specific skills needed in that position and when they are needed. Volunteers are usually needed far in advance of an event, as well as during the event. Event organizers will be able to send out a call for more volunteers if and when they need help.

Organizations will also be able to tag their events. For example, if the event is only open to Rotary members, the Rotary Club will be able to specify on the page. The same thing is possible if the event is open to all volunteers. Permanent residents and part time residents of Angel Fire will be able to access this database. We’ve been told by many part time residents they would really like to get more involved in the community, but they don’t know how. This will give everyone access and keep everyone up to date on what is happening. A volunteer can easily look up what opportunities are available during the time they will be in Angel Fire and where their particular skill sets are needed.

Hopefully this newly forming Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance database will be up and running within the next few weeks. At that time we will hold a village wide meeting to further explain the process. We will be looking for someone to volunteer to administer the page and organize the data base with the event holders as well as volunteers. And we intend to recognize volunteers! April is National Volunteer month, so next April 2016, once we have been working together for a year, we will have our first annual Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance Appreciation Banquet.

As a volunteer I can personally say I usually get more out of volunteering than I give! We would like to invite everyone to participate. Businesses, individuals, clubs, associations, part time residents, full time residents, committees, students, etc. etc.

Let’s all lend a helping hand and work together to make 2015 a prosperous and fun event filled year for Angel Fire. And I thank you in advance!

Here are some volunteers volunteering for some past events.

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Thank you!