Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce: 1982-2017 Building Business One Member at a Time

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 Our mission is to strengthen the local economy through the promotion, support, and encouragemet of positive business growth and to represent our membership in community affairs.

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Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce*3407 Mountain View Blvd.*AngelFire, NM*575-377-6353

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Pictured above is the Angel Fire Golf Course and Country Club

which in the winter becomes the Angel Fire Resort Nordic Center


The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce wants to welcome you to our Mountain Paradise!

Location: Angel Fire is nestled in the majestic Moreno Valley, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, in the north east section of New Mexico, in Colfax County. The Moreno Valley is a 15-mile long, 3-mile wide, high alpine valley. It is about 23 miles east of Taos via a stunning drive through the Taos Canyon on US Hwy 64. Angel Fire is 94 miles northeast of Santa Fe, 152 miles northeast of Albuquerque, 50 miles south of the Colorado border, and 160 miles east of the Texas panhandle border.

Elevation: 8,382' at base of valley. Surrounding mountains range from 11,086' of Agua Fria Peak on the south end of the valley to 12,441' of Baldy Peak at the north end of the valley. Wheeler Peak, at 13,161', the highest mountain in the state, forms the northwest boundary of the valley. Latitude N36 degrees 25.24 minutes; Longitude: W105 degrees 17.40 minutes. The incorporated Village of Angel Fire covers an area of 18,450 acres. The average lot size is .756 acres.

Climate:  Winter temperatures are generally moderately cool, averaging in the mid-teens in the early morning to mid-thirties in the daytime. Our average annual snowfall is 140" in the valley and over 210" on the summit of the ski area. Our average annual precipitation in spring and summer is 7" with moderate temperatures, varying from early morning lows in the mid-thirties to mid-afternoon highs of 75 degrees with very low humidity levels.

Estimated population of village: 1,216 permanent full time residents per US census in the year 2010; we also have approximately 800 seasonal residents. (This is the last available census taken) Many of the seasonal residents who own their homes or condos, rent or lease to visitors during the time they are absent.  

Main Industry:   Tourism is the principal year round industry in Angel Fire

Businesses With Largest Number of Employees:

  • The Angel Fire Resort : approximately 79 full time employees with an additional 250 seasonal winter only employees and 100 summer only seasonal employees
  • The Village of Angel Fire : 52 employess 

Recreational areas in and near Angel Fire:

  • The Angel Fire Ski & Golf Resort is located within the Angel Fire Village limits
  • The Angel Fire Ski area borders the Colin Neblett Wildlife area
  • The west side of the Village of Angel Fire borders the Carson National Forest
  • Monte Verde Lake is within the Angel Fire Village limits
  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park is 10 miles northeast of Angel Fire
  • Cimarron Canyon Park is 14 miles northeast of Angel Fire
  • Coyote Creek is 18 miles south of Angel Fire


Average Temperatures (F) & Precipitation



 High  Low  Inches
 January 30 -20 20.2 
 February 28 -10 22.2 
 March  50 1  30.8
 April  55  18  16.1
 May  60 22  70.0
 June  70 33 3.7
 July 80 35  4.7
 August 75  33  2.2
 September 60  30  6.2
 October 48  18  8.7
 November 45 10  15.3
 December 36 -6  20.0


























Average days of sunlight:  300


Fair Weather Activities (May-Oct) include:

Angel Fire boasts an 18-hole Golf Course at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club and has New Mexico's only Zipline Tour. In the summer months the Angel Fire ski mountain is transformed into a nationally acclaimed Mountain Bike Park with an 18-hole Disc Golf Course at the top of the Chile Express Chair Lift. Also available on the mountain are a climbing wall, euro bungy, many hiking trails, and a restaurant.

If you are a fishing enthusiast Angel Fire is surrounded by mountain streams and lakes.  Monte Verde Lake, within the village limits of Angel Fire, offers fly fishing clinics as well as paddle-boat and canoe rentals.

Take a scenic chairlift ride or stop by the Chamber office to obtain trail maps for hiking, biking,  ATV guided tours and horseback riding. Take a horsedrawn wagon ride that includes Cowboy dinners and/or  breakfasts, or book a horseback gold pan tour into the Carson National Forest. During the summer months enjoy children's theatre performances, Music from Angel Fire chamber music concerts, and wildlife and scenic photography. Take an art classes or experience casual or fine dining.

Obtain permits for Big game hunting in the proper season, primarily elk.


Winter Activities ( December - March) include:

Skiing and snowboarding:

     At the Angel Fire Resort Ski  & Snowboard area there are more than 550 acres of skiable terrain with 74 trails on private land.  The elevation is 10,677 feet at the summit and has a vertical drop of 2,077 feet.  Twenty-six percent of the trails are for beginners (green),  fifty percent of the trails are designated intermediate (blue), and twenty-four percent of the trails are expert levels (black).  The ski area includes two Free Style parks.  The annual skier days in an average season equal 104 days.

Also available are night skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, a full-service Nordic Center with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, a tubing hill, and a sledding hill.

Enjoy horseback rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, cowboy dinners and breakfasts. Wildlife and scenic photography are also a favorite.  Be sure to visit on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve when you will be treated to a torchlight parade down the front of the ski mountain followed by a brilliant firework display.

If you prefer a calmer non-athletic visit, check out Art Classes from many of our local artists or simply endulge in the various restaurants who offer a mountain fine dining experience while you soak up the fresh air and beautiful scenery.


Fall ( Sept.-Oct.)

Wonderful aspen color changes

Spring and Summer- Glorious wildflowers



  • Village Hall: 575-377-3232,
  • Emergency calls: 911
  • Police Office 575-377-3214
  • Fire/EMT: 575-377-3347
  • As of 2012, Angel Fire has 925 registered voters. Voter registration is at the Angel Fire Village Hall
  • Police: Police Chief and 3 officers
  • Municipal Court: One elected judge
  • Fire Department basic EMS service: 3 paid employees and 25+ volunteers, including certified EMT's
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Appointed by the Mayor. A planning and zoning code is in effect and a general master plan is in use which includes land use, community design, and development controls.
  • State law mandates that 21 is the legal age to purchase alcohol

Elected Officials

  • Governor: Susana Martinez (R)
  • U.S. Senators:  Martin Heinrich(D) email: and Tom Udall (D) email via website:
  • U.S. Representative: Ben Lujan (D), District 3, email via website:
  • State Senator: Pete Campos (D) District 8, email: 505-454-2501
  • State Representative: Nick Salazar(D), District40, 505-663-5849
  • Colfax County Commissioner: James "Landon: Newton, District 3, 575-445-5551
  • Angel Fire Mayor: Barbara Cottam, 575-377-3232 ext. 122, email:
  • Public Education Commissioner: Jeff Carr, District 10, 575-770-0335, email:


  • Gross Receipts 2012 (sales) tax : 7.4375%
  • Total GRT revenues in FY2010  $2,181,375
  • Lodger's Tax 5%; Total lodgers Tax revenues in FY 2010  $243,602
  • Colfax County Property Tax: 1/3 of assessed property values times tax rate
  • Total Village of Angel Fire Property Tax Valuation 2012:  $1,154,168 residential and non-residential

Real Estate:

  • Sales in 2012 (*=#sales $amt not reported)
  • 65 Parcels land: $2,690,996
  • 52 homes: $21,308,644
  • 33 Condos: $4,256,800
  • Average home sale: $381,982
    • 2-br home $260,000
    • 3-br home $398,782
    • 2-br condo $133,231


  • 118 building permits issued in 2010
  • 10 new homes constructed in 2010 with 13 permits being issued
  • Total existing houses & condos: estimated 2,187
  • Average long term monthly rental: $800 - $1300
  • Covenants: Vary by subdivision. Contact Angel Fire Environmental & Architectural Control Committee 575-377-1135