I love New Mexico!
Yes, there are snowy days here in the desert, especially up in the Sandia Mountains.
One of the benefits of living in Albuquerque are the Sandia Mountains just outside of town. There's skiing in the winter and hiking, biking and picnicking in the summer. Sometimes I take my kids up to Huertas Picnic Area just outside Placitas in the spring and we splash around in the mountain runoff. After that we like to go up to Sandia Man Cave up the road.
The best part? It's only 25-30 minutes away from where I live near Ventana Ranch.
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