Current Events



Our meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month from April to October (meetings are not held November through March) at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras, featuring an informative presentation on subjects pertinent to our mission.


Next Friends Meeting: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7 pm

Speakers: Michael Donovan, General Manager & Jessica Fox, Marketing and Communications

Topic: The History of La Madera/Sandia Peak Ski Area (Pioneering NM Ski Industry)

 La Madera/Sandia Peak Ski Area has had a huge impact on skiers, snowboarders and the development of the industry in New Mexico in general. Sandia Peak is deemed by many as the “gateway” to skiing for many Albuquerque residents, and the source of many lifelong memories on the slopes. Attendees will see rarely seen photos and learn about the unique history of the La Madera/Sandia Peak Ski Area. Several of New Mexico’s foremost ski Pioneers such as Nordhaus, Blake, Bainbridge,Totemoff, Pitcher and others, will be remembered.

Space is limited to 50. We recommend you arrive early.
Doors close when we reach capacity or at 7pm.