September 3, 2014

Living Here

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Nestled in the Moreno Valley of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the village of Angel Fire is a gorgeous place to live! This mountain community greets you with tranquil mornings and peaceful sunsets.

Incorporated in 1986, the town has now grown to a population of approximately 1,200 residents.

Summer

The area provides great outdoor family activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and tennis during our mild summer days. Summer’s average daytime highs are in the mid-70s to lows in the 40s with low humidity. Fall is golden, brisk, and dry offering some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere.

Winter

During the winters, fantastic snow skiing is literally minutes from your doorstep. Winter temperatures average lower-30′s daytime to mid-teens in early morning. The average snowfall is 210″ annually with snow typically on the ground at Halloween. Being a mountain community, don’t be surprised to see snowfall on Memorial Day Weekend too!

Health Care

Health care is provided locally five days a week, the nearest hospital is Taos Holy Cross, 26 miles away.

Employment

The majority of residents are employed locally and are in the tourism industry. The primary employer is Angel Fire Resort which offers summer and winter employment. Being a tourist destination brings thousands of visitors to this quiet town during the winter months. Summer, however, provides a more relaxed pace of vacationers simply enjoying the cool, fresh air and the wonderful smell of pine trees.

There are also a number of new small companies moving to the area to provide services to the growing full-time population as well as a number of small high-tech companies quietly doing business worldwide using the telecommunication services available.

Growth

Being a relatively young town, Angel Fire is not without its growing pains. There is an increasing number of people making Angel Fire their full-time residence. As a result the Village of Angel Fire has taken over the Village sewer and water system, They are working right now on expanding the system. There is a new community center which was completed during the Summer 98 (ask for directions – it’s not on a main road). Several new office complexes have been built in the last 3 years.

Most building activity prior to the 90s was for vacation homes. The increasing number of families moving to the area with children are presenting new challenges for our community. Elementary and Middle School children attend Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School which involves an average 30 minute bus ride. Children in high school attend Cimarron High, which is an hour bus ride. A volunteer organization is working on building public schools in Angel Fire with land donated from Angel Fire Resort. THANK YOU ANGEL FIRE RESORT!

For the Children

Thanks to Martha Lassetter and her volunteers working toward building a new, larger Angel Fire Library!

Many fundraisers have been happening over the last few years and they are SO close to their goal! Great job guys!

Thanks to the volunteers of the Angel Fire Youth Soccer Association!

The only organized competitive summer sport for children in Angel Fire is soccer. There are over 90 local children in the program. However, Angel Fire has no soccer field, so all games are played in Taos.

Thanks to the Angel Fire Resort!

There is a Junior Golf Association with weekly instruction at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club during the summer.

Thanks to the volunteers of the Angel Fire Ski Team!

Area youth from age 6 to 18 can participate in competitive skiing and recreational ski races across the state and in Colorado.

For those of you with young children, Olympic Park is a place you will get to know well, located at Angel Fire Resort Country Club. It has a fishing pond for children and seniors, tennis and basketball courts, and recently received new playground equipment!

Angel Fire Community Center also has beautiful outdoor playground equipment thanks to alot of work by local volunteers. Many programs are ongoing inside the community center year-round. There is also an indoor basketball court.

There are a number of other volunteer organizations working to provide local schools and more activities for area children.

“There’s something about the combination of snow and adobe that gets into the blood and psyche. Stir in a roomy accommodating ski mountain with prices that don’t necessitate a bank loan and, suddenly, we have something. Put all this within a half-hour drive of the arts and decadence of Taos, well, it makes me wonder why I waited so long to go there.”

Charlie Meyers, Outdoor Editor, The Denver Post

Whether you are planning to move here or just visiting, check out all of the great things to do here in Angel Fire.