Well it doesn't seem like we will be seeing many snow flurries today even though it is in the forecast? It is not unusual in the Midland/Odessa area to either not see much snow in the winter or literally have a snow day or two. That is the case so far in 2022. 

But what if I told you about a super cool winter park that is less than 5 hours away from the Permian Basin?

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WHERE IS THIS SNOWY FUN THAT YOU SPEAK OF?

Ruidoso's Winter Park in New Mexico is the place to hit up right now if you are not really a skier but still want to have some fun in the snow. I've been and I remember having so much fun with my kids!

WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

Winter Park according to their website is

a premier tubing and snow play area.

You can snow tube or zip line down the mountains and you will easily spend 2-3 hours or more with your family on this man-made mixed with natural snow park. Take a lift to the top of the mountain and tube down. It is truly hours of tubing and zip lining fun!

Since I went a couple of years back, they have since added VIP Igloo's you can rent to keep warm between runs. If it's real winter weather and snow perfect for tubing with your family you are looking for, you will find it in Alto, NM.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE WITH YOU TO WINTER PARK?

Obviously warm clothes, grab your beanies, scarves, gloves/mittens, warm coats and pants and snow boots if possible for getting up the mountains and getting around in the snow.

Visit their website for hours of operation, pricing and directions. Check out the video:

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