!Que Viva New Mexico!
way to tap in! those are some hidden gems....Santa Fe is my home mountain, so I am little biased
but there are some really good (short but sweet) steep pitches and lots of cliffs here. and decent backcountry too. We get more advanced skiers like Taos, but I always seem to find lines when I actually make it to freeski or ride. Our coverage is phenomenal right now for December.
I know SKi SF doesn't do any season pass day exchanges which is a bummer, but If you ever make it through, PM me and I will check for employee passes. I get 50% if I work enough hours,(i am a 1x a weeker with the FD job) but fulltime patrollers get 100% off passes. I can always check to see if any are unused.
BTW, a cool scenic loop is to go from Taos/sipapu area over the pass on hwy 518 to Mora then Las Vegas, hit the free hotsprings in Montezuma, and then finish the circuit back to Santa Fe. or Taos to Ojo Caliente($$$!) then north on 285 to BV or south to SF.