New Mexico privately owned 3,000 acre resort

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Endless Blue Resort is a one of the kind mountain resort celebrating New Mexico stunning scenic beauty. The stunning mountain vistas and meandering forest trails will take you into a world of enchantment. Endless Blue Resort, formerly named Ski Rio – Rio Costilla Resort is a year-round alpine playground, with infinite blue skies, unforgettable sunsets and endless possibilities. It is romantic, intimate and private, fused with relaxing and healing energy. It is perfect destination for your vacation, retreat, or for your ultimate wilderness adventure. Endless Blue Resort is nestled in the picturesque nature of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico, just below the Colorado State Line. Cultural centers Taos, NM and Santa Fe, NM are within comfortable driving distance from the resort.

The property features 3,000 acres of private land. The resort has been closed to general public since 2000 and is used as a private ranch/retreat venue. Several structures described in detail below provide accommodation for staff and visitors, ranging from southwestern style casitas to unique summit cabin.

HISTORY:

The Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association initially developed the Rio Costilla Resort back in 1982. Construction for the first season included a day lodge, a Poma triple chairlift, and two Stadeli surface lifts. The area is located between San Luis, Colorado and Taos, NM, just below the Colorado state line. The Costilla valley is sparsely populated and the resort initially relied on day skiers from Taos and Alamosa, Colorado. The Rio Costilla Co-Op ran the resort for the first two seasons. The resort’s ownership changed over to the Poma Group. Liberty Federal S &L headed by Michael Furman provided financing for the resort and eventually took control as Miracle Mountain,Inc. By 1987, Ski Rio was the first resort in New Mexico to welcome snowboarders. The ski area created a sponsored free-riding team along with amateur snowboarding events. With the snowboarding events, the area purchased a new pipe dragon to make a state-of-the-art half - pipe, New Mexico’s first. The 1995-96 season was Ski Rio’s best on record. Snow hit northern New Mexico and combined with regular snowmaking operations brought skier visits to over 70,000. For the 1997-98 and 98-99 seasons Ski Rio operated with a full schedule. In 1999, the Silvertree Restaurant was rebuilt and marketing towards snowboarders drew sizeable crowds. The following season, Ski Rio was faced with poor snow conditions and Cuchara, the area’s sister resort, shut down. Rio ended up closing in January despite recent snowfall. Ski Rio has not operated since January of 2000.

 

AMENITIES & ACCOMODATIONS:

Summit Cabin: 844 sqf One of a kind mountain chalet, located at the summit of the resort with unparalleled views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The cabin provides ultimate privacy and seclusion as well as cozy asylum for up to 10 people - ideal retreat place and one of a kind housing experience.

Mid-mountain cabin: 1,322 sqf Mountain cabin located in the mid mountain area, providing ideal access to trails and connecting roads as well as perfect views of the entire resort and its summit. The cabin can accommodate 8 people and is perfect for retreats with the ultimate advantage of providing easy access to the summit as well as the base of the mountain.

Casitas: • 2 one-bedroom casitas (700 sqf) • 2 three-bedroom casitas (1,200 sqf) Adobe Style/Southwestern Casitas, fully equipped for ultimate comfort of its guest. Variety of sleeping setup allows for comfort and privacy of guest. The casitas are conveniently located at the base of the mountain and with easy access to resorts infrastructure

STRUCTURES, ACCOMODATIONS, RESTAURANT  (closed/defunct)

The 3,000 acre resort features several hospitality hotel buildings, accommodation & hospitality structures as well as other structures. Among these are:

PARADISE HOTEL: 40 rooms (80 beds – 2 standard beds/room) STONE BRIDGE HOTEL: 20 rooms (20 beds) SILVER TREE HOTEL: 20 rooms (31 beds) 4 SNOW VILLAS: (950 sqf) BLUE MOON RESTAURANT CONFERENCE CENTRE. These structures were constructed in the 1980’s and 1990’s and were in-use during the years when the resort was open to public. The structures are currently not in use and could be re-furbished or torn down.

ADDRESS: Endless Blue Resort State Road 196 Amalia, NM 87512

05/28/2020
THE RESORT IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES:
• Corporate wilderness retreat
• Adventure wilderness camp
• Hunting retreats
• Survival camp
• Boot camp
• Therapy camp
• Research/science camp
• Training camps
• Private Outdoor Concerts
• Parties, celebrations, social gatherings
• Educational Classes
• Weddings
• Hot Air Ballooning
• Private Concerts
• Photography
• Helicopter rides
• Massage Treatments

SUMMER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
• Camping
• Hiking
• Horseback Riding
• Moonlight Strolls
• Mountain Biking
• Fishing in Private and Public Water
• Fly-fishing Lessons
• Sky-gazing
• Mushroom Gathering
• Mountain Climbing
• Scenic Mountain Train Rides
• Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking
• Great Sand Dunes National Park
• Gold Panning

ENDLESS BLUE IS A WINTER PARADISE:
• Cat Skiing
• Skiing in some of the finest
New Mexican powder!
• Snow-catting
• Snowmobiling
• Snowshoeing
• Cross Country Skiing
• Sledding
• Survival Classes
• Snowboarding
• Backcountry skiing
Directions and distances:
Taos, NM: 49 miles
Santa Fe, NM: 122 miles
Colorado Springs, CO: 180 miles
Amarillo, TX: 320 miles

Directions from Taos:
Take US-64 W/Paseo Del Pueblo N
Continue onto NM-522 N
Turn right onto NM-196 S

Directions from Colorado Spring, Co: 180 miles:
Take I-25 S
Take exit 52 for I-25 S toward US-160 W/
Walsenburg/Alamosa
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for US160/I-25 S and merge onto I-25
Turn right onto US-160 W/W 7th St.
Continue to follow US-160 W
Turn left onto CO-159 S/Miranda Ave
Continue to follow CO-159 S
Continue onto NM-522 S
Turn left onto NM-196 S
  • Makeup Area
  • Equipment Storage
  • Crew or Staff Accommodations
  • Place for Craft Services
  • Eating Area
  • Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Props
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Pets Live Here
  • Restroom Facilities
Driveway
  • Commercial Project
  • Corporate Parties
  • Documentaries
  • Event Venues
  • Feature Films
  • Film Shorts
  • Independent Films
  • Music Videos
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography Projects
  • Private Parties
  • Reality Shows
  • Student Films
  • Television Commercials
  • Television Series
  • Television Shows
  • Training/Industrial Videos
  • Web Series
  • Weddings
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