Outdoor sports and recreation in New Mexico are as varied as the state's terrain.
We pride ourselves on having six of the earth's seven climatic zones. We are blessed with the majestic mountains that tower over New Mexico's high desert plains. Our clear, blue skies attract balloonists and pilots alike. Rocky Mountain skiing is unmatched unrivaled. New Mexico has over 10 ski areas including the Taos Ski Valley which offers world-class skiing with a variety of terrains. With 13 national monuments and parks, five national forests and 29 state parks, New Mexico has an outdoor adventure for everybody from weekend sightseers to avid back country explorers. New Mexico also has over 70 golf courses from executive-style golf to Professional Golf Association tournament-caliber courses. Although many people think of New Mexico as a desert, there are opportunities for boating, wind surfing and even scuba diving across the state.