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TIME TO PLAY

It’s easy to see why Outdoor Magazine ranks Albuquerque as one of the top 10 cities for active families.

RECREATION

Perhaps the most beloved aspect of living in Albuquerque is the wide array of recreational opportunities one can enjoy close to home. Albuquerque is centrally located in the “land of enchantment,” with its temperate climate perfect for outdoor activities. Within close proximity to 17 golf courses and 8 major skiing/snowboarding destinations, there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts.

ALBUQUERQUE'S INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA (AIBF)

The Fiesta attracts more than 800,000 visitors from all over the world each October. Hundreds of hot air balloons fill Albuquerque’s blue sky at dawn for ten days every October. The AIBF is one of the most photographed events in the world.

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SKIING

New Mexico’s major mountain peaks make for wonderful skiing and snowboarding. Ski areas in Southern Colorado are within close reach as well.

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SANDIA PEAK TRAMWAY

Located on the northeast side of Albuquerque in the Sandia Mountains, the world’s longest tramway provides fast access to the Sandia Peak Ski area and exceptional views of surrounding countryside.

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