February 10, 2016

37th Annual World Championship Shovel Races

shovel-racesSkiing and snowboarding not your thing? Join us for a fun-filled weekend of high-speed shovel racing and Mardi Gras celebrations. The Angel Fire Resort shovel races even made Jettsetter’s list of 11 Craziest Winter Adventures and Men’s Journal as a World Championships You Can Win! Register now to be come part of the 37th Annual World Championship Shovel Races.

If you don’t want to jump on a shovel and race down the mountain, this event is still a must-attend while in Angel Fire! Party like a local and watch the races unfold while you enjoy FREE Red Bull and sip on a few drinks at the cash bar. After the races stick around for live music & the Awards Ceremony in The Village Haus.


Friday, February 5 | Practice & Registration Day

It costs $5 to register for practice runs and that cost will be refunded for registered racers. Registration is open from 12-5 at The Village Haus, after you register and sign a release, practice runs are available until 5:00 pm.

All racers must have a lift ticket or season/membership pass to access lift #2. You can purchase Lift tickets to access lift #2 during registration for $10. Helmets and eye protection are required, and they can be rented or purchased at Slopeside Sports, the base area ski rental shop. Officials will be at the top of the course to assist.

There will also be a mandatory racers meeting at 5 pm in The Village Haus for first-time racers.

Saturday, February 6 | Late Registration & Race Day

Racing starts at 9:30 am. Racers must check in with the Start Official at least 15 minutes prior to their start time.

Awards party in The Village Haus at 5:30 pm.


Register online to get your free Shovel Races T-shirt, but register early as T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed to those registered after Friday, January 22. Online registration officially closes Thursday, February 4.

Once your online registration is submitted, within a few days an Angel Fire Resort representative will reach out to you to formally complete the registration process.


This year we awarding the most cash prizes in history, over $3,200!

Little Scoops: Pizza Stop Gift Certificate & Prize Medal
Youth: 1st $100 | 2nd $50 | 3rd $30
Junior: 1st $100 | 2nd $50 | 3rd $30
Adult Women: 1st $200 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $50
Adult Men: 1st $200 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $50
Master Men: 1st $200 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $50
Pro Women: 1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $100
Pro Men: 1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $100


Friday, February 5

  • 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Onsite REGISTRATION at The Village Haus
  • 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm – PRACTICE DAY at the top of the course
  • 5:00 pm RACERS MEETING at The Village Haus [Mandatory for FIRST-TIME Shovel Racers]

Saturday, February 6

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am – REGISTRATION at The Village Haus
  • 9:30 am – LITTLE SCOOPS (ages 6-9) First Run
  • 9:45 am – LITTLE SCOOPS Second Run
  • 10:00 am – WOMEN IN MEDIA
  • 10:45 am – YOUTH (ages 10-13) First Run
  • 11:00 am – JUNIOR (ages 14-17) First Run
  • 11:15 am – YOUTH Second Run
  • 11:30 am – JUNIOR Second Run
  • 12:45 pm – ADULT WOMEN PRO First Run
  • 1:00 pm – ADULT MEN PRO First Run
  • 1:15 pm – ADULT WOMEN PRO Second Run
  • 1:30 pm – ADULT MEN PRO Second Run
  • 1:45 pm – ADULT WOMEN First Run
  • 2:00 pm – ADULT MEN (ages 18-44) First Run
  • 2:15 pm – MASTERS MEN (ages 45+) First Run
  • 2:30 pm – ADULT WOMEN Second Run
  • 2:45 pm – ADULT MEN Second Run
  • 3:00 pm – MASTERS MEN Second Run
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – JIMMY STADLER BAND SHOVEL RACE PARTY at The Village Haus
  • 5:30 pm – AWARDS CEREMONY at The Village Haus


  • Racers can only compete in their age category, unless registered in a Pro category (for those ages 18 and older).
  • Production shovels only, no modifieds.
  • All racers must have a lift ticket or season/membership pass to access lift #2.
    • Lift tickets to access lift #2 will be sold at registration for $10.
  • Everyone will be required to sign a release. Releases will be available during registration. Minors will need a parent or guardian present to sign the release.
  • Angel Fire Resort will have a very limited number of shovels for use so it is recommended that all racers bring their own shovels. Helmets and eye protection are required, but will not be supplied by Angel Fire Resort. However, they can be rented or purchased at Slopeside Sports, the base area ski rental shop.
  • You must be wearing a bib to be on-course, with the exception of the Practice Run where a wristband is required.
  • The practice course is $5, but you must sign a release and show your wristband and wear a helmet and eye protection.

Racers must check in with the Start Official at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. All Racers (with the exception of Little Scoops) will be seeded randomly for their first run and seeded by time (slowest time first – fastest time last) for their second run. If a racer is not present for their age category time slot, they will not be allowed to race that run and will be given a DNS, Did Not Start.


  1. No physical alterations are allowed to the running surface of the grain scoops (shovels) other than the application of wax or similar type substance to the underside or bottom of the scoop. You may adhere tape or other similar materials to the handle of the shovel to make it easier to grip. You may paint the seat of the grain scoop but no traction aiding substance is allowed.
  2. Barging the start gate constitutes a false start. First false start in a heat is a warning, the second false start in a heat is a disqualification.
  3. If a racer is not in contact with their shovel upon crossing the finish line, that racer will receive a DNF (did not finish) for that run. Should a racer lose complete contact with their shovel during a run, they will receive a DNF for that run and will be required to immediately move laterally off the course.
  4. Protests can only be made by the competitor immediately following the completion of their run, before leaving finish area. Protests will only be accepted at the main scoreboard. All protests must include a $20 fee. This fee will be refunded to the competitor if the Judging and Inspection Committee deems the protest valid. If not, the money will not be refunded.

Finish Times: The time elapsed from the start to the finish will be electronically measured and recorded to .001 second when the competitor, sitting in/on the scoop of the shovel passes through the designated finish line.

Ties: The fastest two-run combined time will be the winner.



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Big ‘Ol Texas Weekend

texas-weekendA fun-filled weekend celebrating our country roots. Featuring live music, Texas Hold’em Tournament, The Big Texan Steak Challenge and Brew Ski! Stay tuned for more details.

When: January 22-24, 2016

Where: Angel Fire Resort

Friday, January 22, 2016

Denim and Diamonds Dinner – 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Elements at the Country Club
Dinner, a Jim Beam Whiskey Tasting and live music performances featuring The Damn Band.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Texas Tailgate – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
On the deck at the base of the mountain
Join us for a Texas BBQ lunch and Brew Ski Beer Tasting.  Stick around for the 72 oz. Steak Eating Challenge, sponsored by the Big Texan at 1:30 pm.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Big Ol’ Bacon Buffet – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Legends Grill
Swing by Legends Grill to fuel up for the evening with a bountiful cornucopia of bacon deliciousness! Not into a strictly meat-centered meal? No worries! Legends Grill’s full menu will also be available.

Texas Hold’em Tournament – 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Big Texan and Jim Beam (must be 21 or over)
At the Garden Court, next to Legends Grill
Tournament doors open at 5:40 p.m., first hand at 6 p.m. (FREE entry; Sign-up Onsite)
Grand Prize:  TBA
Runner Up: TBA

Saturday Night Concert at the Village Haus – 7:00 pm to 11 pm.
Brandon Steadman Band is in from Austin and ready to get the dance floor going!

2015 New Year’s Eve Events

torchlightAnnual Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

When: December 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort @ Ski Mountain Base

Village Haus New Year’s Eve Party

When: December 31, 2015 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Celebrate the end of a wonderful 2015 and the beginning of a rocking 2016 with us and DJ Mike!

Dance the night away on the Village Haus dance floor, enjoy drink and food specials, and ring in the New Year right. No cover.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Zebs

When: December 31, 2015 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Dance to the music of D.J., Mavericks Matthews. Drink specials all evening. $10.00 cover at the door. $7.00 in advance.

Youth Group Ski Trips

afr-kidsAngel Fire Resort is offering great deals to get Youth Groups skiing and snowboarding! Only $49 for kids ages 6-18, includes lift ticket, rental and lesson. $59 for chaperoning adults, includes lift ticket and rental.

Rates valid January 5-7, 12-14, 19-22, and 26-29.

Rates apply to groups of 10 or more and lodging discounts are also available.

For details, please contact Group Sales at 575-377-4216 or groupsales1@angelfireresort.com.

Angel Fire Resort Gift Cards

tubingLooking to reward your employees for a job well done in 2015? Consider a gift card to Angel Fire Resort. Gift cards can be used for lodging in our hotel rooms, condos, private homes and RV Resort as well as food and beverage and our numerous activities, like tubing!

To purchase gift cards please visit the coffee shop or call 575-377-4365. For group sales reservations please call 888-472-0124.

Angel Fire Resort Opening Day 2015

opening-dayThe Adventure Begins

When: Friday, December 11, 2015

Where: Angel Fire Resort

For more information please visit www.angelfireresort.com.

Angel Fire Slammed by Fourth Winter Storm!

snow-plowThe locals around Angel Fire know what’s coming when they hear the hum. A slight, low frequency hum that travels down the Moreno Valley. At first, you’ll only hear it late at night. But as the nights get colder and snow begins to fall, the hum becomes more persistent. In the mornings. Then all day long. This slight, predictable hum. So we get our boards and skis waxed. We check out all the new gear. We start following the weather just a little more. Because we know what that hum means. It means that snowmaking has begun and our ski season is just around the corner. Come celebrate with us and hear the roar of the mighty Snow Guns as we kick off our 49th ski season on December 11, 2015.


Company Holiday Parties

holiday-partyThe fourth quarter nears, which means it’s time to reflect on your year. Stop planning and start celebrating! Host your company holiday party or retreat at Angel Fire Resort from December 1-17, 2015 or January 3-14, 2016 and let us take care of the details so you can focus on what a great job your team did this year.

Your event planner will take care of selecting one of eight great spaces in two awesome locations best suited to your needs, all you need to do is pick one of our three excellent offers:

  • Complimentary event space rental with food and beverage minimum
  • One complimentary room night per 15 reserved accommodations
  • Complimentary champagne or sparkling cider toast

Book by November 15, 2015 to receive the above promotion. Call 888-472-0124 or click here to get your party started!

Angel Fire Resort Season Passes

angel-fire-resortSeason Passes Are On Sale From $349 For Adults

Purchase before October 31, 2015 for the most savings! Pass includes unlimited skiing and riding at Angel Fire Resort this winter, access to New Mexico’s only night skiing AND an additional 54 days of skiing at 18 of our partner mountains.

  • Adults (ages 18-69) $349
  • Teens (ages 13-17) $269
  • Juniors (ages 7-12) $199
  • College Student/Active Duty Military $269

Rates increase by $80 on November 1.

Click here for additional information or to purchase over the phone, call 844-218-4107.


Angel Fire Resort Country Club

  • The pool is open daily from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • The fitness center is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Oktoberfest 2015

oktoberfest-2015Beer & Food Tasting, Traditional Bavarian Games, Golf Scramble, 5K Run

When: October 17, 2015

Where: Angel Fire Resort

Games, Rides, Arts & Crafts, Costume Contest & More

For a full schedule of festivities and events visit www.angelfireoktoberfest.org.










Oktoberfest Video 2014, Courtesy of Janet Sailor