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Take the Train to Ski and Play in Santa Fe!

skier smTake the train to ski and play in Santa Fe this season. With one easy bus connection, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express can connect you to Ski Santa Fe, the Santa Fe National Forrest, Ten Thousand Waves and various points downtown including several hotels. Ride the train north and catch the new North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Mountain Trail bus at the South Capitol Station to begin your adventure!

 

 


About the Mountain Trail Bus

The NCRTD Mountain Trail route serves recreational areas and businesses along NM 475 in Santa Fe, including Ten Thousand Waves and Ski Santa Fe. The bus meets the Rail Runner daily at the South Capitol Station.

During the winter season, the fare to ride the Mountain Trail bus is $5.00 per trip, eastbound or westbound. Each passenger will receive a token upon boarding the eastbound bus. This token is honored at Ski Santa Fe for a $5.00 discount anywhere at the resort, excluding alcohol. An additional token will be provided to those disembarking at Ten Thousand Waves that can be used for a $5.00 discount on treatments, soaks, food or beverage.

The Mountain Trail bus route also operates on a non-winter schedule until the open of Ski Santa Fe to provide hiking, biking, picnicking, fall aspen viewing, or just to enjoy a mountain ride.

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Getting to Ski Santa Fe*

*Tentative Opening Date for Ski Santa Fe's 2017-2018 ski season is November 23, 2017.

mountain trail bus winter smWeekdays to Ski Santa Fe:

Take the #102 Express train to the South Capitol Station. The Mountain Trail bus will pick up passengers at 8 a.m. The bus will arrive at Ski Santa Fe at 9:00 a.m.

Weekdays from Ski Santa Fe:

Catch the 4:30 p.m. departure of the Mountain Trail Bus at Ski Santa Fe. Exit the bus at the South Capitol Station and take train #517 south at 5:35 p.m.

Weekends to Ski Santa Fe:

Take the #702 train to the South Capitol Station. The Mountain Trail bus will pick up passengers at 10:30 a.m. The bus will arrive at Ski Santa Fe at 11:30 a.m.

Weekends from Ski Santa Fe:

Catch the 2:00 p.m. departure of the Mountain Trail bus at Ski Santa Fe. Exit the bus at the South Capitol Station and take train #705 south at 3:20 p.m.

OR

Catch the 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. departure of the Mountain Trail Bus at Ski Santa Fe. Exit the bus at the South Capitol Station and take train #709 south on Saturdays or #707 south on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. (note: the #707 only travels as far south as the Downtown ABQ Station on Sundays). You’ll have a few hours between the bus arrival time and the train departure time, so grab a bite to eat at a nearby local restaurant. For even more restaurant options, exit the Mountain Trail bus at the Railyard (Guadalupe and Manhattan) and catch the #709 south on Saturdays or the #707 south on Sundays at 8:10 p.m. at the Santa Fe Depot.

Make it a Weekend

Make a weekend out of it and stay the night at one of the beautiful Santa Fe hotels along the Mountain Trail bus route. You’ll get more ski time in that way, and have a chance to spend some time in Santa Fe!


train in cloudsTaking Your Gear on the Train

You are welcome to bring your skis and equipment on the train. You may store your personal items under the seat or in the overhead racks. During ski season, trains are also equipped with special containers to hold your skis. Please do not block an isle or take up extra seats with equipment or packages.

Train Fares

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express operates on a zone-based fare structure. The amount Rail Runner passengers pay for a ticket will be determined by the distance they travel. There are six zones along the 100-mile corridor between Santa Fe and the City of Belen. Tickets can be purchased online, on the app, or onboard the train. 

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About the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD)

ncrtd logoNCRTD provides free and premium fare-based bus transit connecting communities and pueblos throughout the counties of north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos. Further expanding its reach, the signature RTD Blue Buses provide riders with connections to New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, New Mexico Park and Ride, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, RTD Chile Line and Red River Miner’s Transit.

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About Ski Santa Fe

ski sf logoSki Santa Fe is a skiing and snowboarding recreation area. Whether you're a novice or an expert, a downhill skier or a snowboarder, you'll enjoy miles of challenging trails, beautiful panoramic mountain vistas and endless fun beneath the winter sun. The tentative opening day for Ski Santa Fe is Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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