New Mexico boasts 300+ sunny days a year, making it a true outdoor paradise. Locals and tourists enjoy golf, hiking, camping, horseback riding, biking, skiing, and more in the fifth largest state in the country. Two of the most popular activities are golfing and skiing. In some places in the state, such as Albuquerque, you can do both in the same day. Imagine skiing moguls and hitting a birdie all within a twelve-hour time span. New Mexico has some of the best slopes and greens to be found, even if you choose to do only one per day. No matter where you stay in the state, there is a course or a slope within a day trip. And a wonderful New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association member inn close by!

Golf in New Mexico at Black Mesa Golf Club


Where to Golf:

The Club at Las Campanas boasts two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. The Club also features a 19-acre practice facility with a driving range, putting green, bunker facility, and chipping greens.

The Cochiti Golf Club has been awarded recognition as the Golf Club of the Year by the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association. The driving range at this course is especially scenic.

Where to Ski:

Ski Santa Fe aims to be family and budget friendly. It features 88 trails accessed by 7 lifts. Visit on the weekend for live music.

Where to Stay:

Four Kachinas Inn is steps away from downtown Santa Fe.

El Farolito is secluded but also within walking distance of many attractions.

Casa Cuma has four guest rooms all with private entrances.

The Bobcat Inn offers spectacular views on 10 acres.

Inn of the Turquoise Bear is a retreat in an historic estate dating back to the 1800s.

Skiing in New Mexico at Taos Ski Valley

Española / Los Alamos (with lodging in Abiquiú and Chimayó

Where to Golf:

Black Mesa Golf Club has the honor of being named one of the top 50 courses in America by Golf Magazine.

Where to Ski:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has 44 trails serviced by 6 ski lifts. It’s also a great place for beginners because of a new Magic Carpet surface conveyor.

Where to Stay:

The Grand Hacienda boasts a breathtaking mingling of desert landscape and lake views

Casa Escondida provides a secluded getaway with views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains.


Golf in New Mexico at Pinon Hills Golf Club

Where to Golf:

Piñon Hills Golf Course has been rated one of the best municipal golf courses for 25 years and is open year-round.

Where to Stay:

Casa Blanca Inn and Suites prides itself on being affordable luxury in a residential neighborhood overlooking downtown.


Where to Golf:

• The University of New Mexico has two golf courses. The North Course was the first golf course in the country to break the 7000-yard barrier.

Sandia Golf Club is the longest course in the state yet also friendly for all skill levels.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club has been ranked the #1 course in the state by Golfweek.

Skiing in New Mexico at Ski Apache

Twin Warriors Golf Club was the host site of the 2022 Senior PGA Professional Championship and the 2nd Women’s PGA Cup. It will be the host of the 2023 PGA Professional Championship.

• The Albuquerque Country Club Golf Course does not schedule tee times. Instead, it is known as the only walk-on course in the city.

Where to Ski:

The Sandia Peak Ski Area has 35 trails accessed by 4 ski lifts. It is also home to an aerial tramway that brings people to a mountain crest 10,000+ feet above sea level in 15 minutes.

Where to Stay:

• The Bottger Mansion was the first home in town to have gas lighting. Today it features seven guest rooms. Guests may be lucky enough to meet one of the two cats that have adopted the inn as their home.

• The Red Horse Bed and Breakfast is on an active urban farm. Guests are invited to relax in the outdoor jacuzzi or take a dip in the pool.

Sleepy Lobo Inn is a 1920’s home in the heart of Albuquerque’s university district and steps away from bustling Nob Hill.


Where to Golf:

Taos Country Club received a 4-Star rating by Golf Digest. Four sets of tees open up the course for players of all abilities.

Where to Ski:

Angel Fire Resort boasts 81 trails. Skiers of all levels will find trails that are perfect for them: 21% beginner, 56% intermediate, and 23% advanced.

Taos Ski Valley is a certified CarbonNeutral company. It has 110 trails accessed by 13 lifts.

Where to Stay:

Hacienda del Sol is a historic inn with a history as old and colorful as their gardens.

Adobe and Pines Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast with eight guest rooms; three of the rooms have a private outdoor hot tub.

La Doña Luz Inn is a 200-year-old adobe building in the heart of historic downtown.