What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Dobish on April 03, 2010
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Chute. The top is about 45 degrees steep or so and mellows to around 40 degrees. The descent skis you down to a beautiful alpine lake with gorgeous views to the east. There is some variability to the different lines so pick one that your comfortable with and go for it[more]
This is a relatively mellow peak on one side, but the other side is known for its rock climbing so that might give you an idea about what the terrain is like. The resort is not always open, so a lot of people from Albuquerque will go out during larger snow storms and ski in the sandias.
How to Get There
There is a tram from the east side of the city that will go up to the top of Sandia Peak. You can also go for about a 50 minute drive around the back side and drive most of the way to the top