If you're looking for snow in New Mexico, the northern regions are the best place to go. The southern region of New Mexico is also likely to see snow but it's not enough to be considered a snowy part of the state as some areas may receive no snowfall at all. These are the best places to experience snow in New Mexico:
Red River is considered to be the snowiest place in New Mexico, enjoying 1 metre of snow over an average of 62 days per year.
Santa Fe sees around 56 centimetres of snow per year over a span of 36 days on average.
Taos Ski Valley is one of the best places to experience snow in New Mexico as you can enjoy a whole range of snow sports from November through to April.
Ski Apache is another ski resort that's well worth a visit if you love snow.
Angel Fire is another great destination to visit during the snow season. It also has its own ski resort that's open from December to March.
New Mexico enjoys a fairly pleasant, arid to semi-arid climate that experiences snow during winter and hot weather during summer. The average temperatures in winter can differ depending on the location but generally, winter is quite cold at around 4°C. The northern and central parts of the state will experience freezing temperatures and snowfall with the season running from November to March.
The months of December, January, and February average around 8 hours of sunshine per day and are among the lowest when it comes to expected rainfall, each month only recording an average of 5 days. This means there's plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors but make sure you rug up before you do because the temperature can reach a chilly -9°C in some areas, especially overnight.