Angel Fire, New Mexico Hosts Big Ol’ Texas Weekend

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Angel Fire Resort, located in the Southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, is throwing its 13th Annual Big Ol’ Texas Weekend January 27-29, 2017. Additionally, the weekend will also include Whiskey and Powder, a live music festival featuring up and coming Country, RedDirt and Americana artists.  The combined weekend event is part of an annual appreciation weekend to thank the ski area’s loyal Southern guests and Texas crowd, which makes up over 50 percent of its winter visitors. While the weekend focuses on its Texas roots, all guests will enjoy the themed entertainment, a Denim and Diamonds Ball, a Poker Tournament and western focused events around the resort.

“Celebrating Texas skiers on our New Mexico ski mountain becomes more of a party each season. It’s something we look forward to hosting,” explains Mike Hess, chief marketing officer, Angel Fire Resort.  “The Big Ol’ Texas Weekend has always been an ideal time to come visit Angel Fire Resort. Now with the weekend including the Whiskey and Powder live music festival this is a bucket list event to check out if you’re a fan of country music and enjoy skiing.”

Angel Fire Resort

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The weekend includes numerous live band performances throughout the resort, a poker tournament, a steak-eating contest, beer and whiskey tastings, BBQ and ski deals. For a fun couples trip the Denim and Diamonds three-course dinner, Jim Beam Whiskey Tasting event and live music at the Country Club is an ideal tie-in to a weekend on the slopes.

The weekend will kick off Friday night with Texas-themed events including the Denim and Diamonds Ball:


Denim & Diamonds Dinner: 6-9:30 pm Elements at the Country Club

The evening includes a three-course prime rib dinner, a Jim Beam Whiskey tasting and live music.

Space is limited so reservations are recommended, call (575) 377-3055.


Texas Tailgate and Beer Sampling: 11:30 am-3:30 pm On the deck at the base of the mountain.

72 oz. Steak Eating Challenge, sponsored by The Big Texan at 1:30 pm

Texas Hold-em Tournament, sponsored by The Big Texan and Jim Beam (must be 21 or over). Tournament Doors open at 5:40 in the conference rooms, begins at 6 pm. No cost to enter.

Grand Prize:  Sponsored by Jim Beam.

A Saturday night concert at The Garden Court from 6-10 pm featuring The entire Whiskey and Powder musician line up will cost just $5.00.

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