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Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2015 07:37 AM
Next Update: As conditions require...
A little more snow here and there out of this storm, but not as much as expected. New snow here is as of Saturday morning with storm totals Wednesday night through Saturday morning. Here are some highlights: Santa Fe is now open with 90% of the whole mountain... Taos is open through Sunday with 22 runs top to bottom on the front side... Pajarito now open through Sunday (the earliest opening ever) with the Aspen chair... Red River is open through the weekend... Sipapu is open through the weekend with great ticket deals and the new quad has opened... Purgatory is open through the weekend with front side terrain and is at REI Saturday with your final chance to get punch cards and other passes... Wolf Creek is open daily.
Sandia Peak: 0 New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. NR Inch Base. 9 Inches This Season. Opening date TBD. The Peak Plus Card is available for $69. You save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long. You can also get a Six Pack of Fun for just $369. This is 6 transferrable all-day lift tickets. The Millennium Pass is also available which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season you get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket.
Santa Fe: 0 New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. 40 Inch Base. 58 Inches This Season. Now open with 76/79 trails (90% of the whole mountain, which includes the upper mountain). Lift tickets are at their normal rates, which are $72 for adults, $58 for teens, $52 for children, and $55 for seniors. Save money this season. The Peak Plus Card is available for $69. You save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long. You can also get a Six Pack of Fun for just $369. This is 6 transferrable all-day lift tickets. The Millennium Pass is also available which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season you get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket.
Taos Ski Valley: 0 New. 9 Storm. 9 New This Week. 22 Inch Base. Now open with lifts 1, 2, 3, 5, Pioneer, Zipper 1, Rueggli and 26 trails and top to bottom on the front side of the mountain. Additional terrain will open as conditions allow. Open Thursday through Sunday this weekend and next weekend with daily operations beginning December 10. Save money this season with the Taos Card. The Taos Card direct-to-lift card gives you $17 off the single-day ticket rate during regular season plus every 7th day is free. The Taos Card lets you go straight to the lift, charging your credit card automatically. The card is $40 now and increases to $75 after Dec. 18. Other lift ticket specials are still available.
Pajarito: 0 New. T Storm. T New This Week. 10 Inch Base. 16 Inches This Season. Making snow nightly. Now open through the weekend, the earliest ever opening. The Aspen Lift is running from 9am to 4pm, open terrain includes Bruce's Blvd, Lone Spruce, and East Road. Lift tickets for opening weekend are $29, kids 6 and under and seniors 70+ ski free. The rental shop and Pajarito Mountain Café open at 8am on Friday. Pajarito will be open Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 13. Starting Friday, Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, Pajarito will be open daily. Jan. 6 through Mar. 6, Pajarito is open Wednesdays through Sundays, plus holidays. Pajarito will be open daily for spring break, Mar. 11-27, and then open weekends in April, conditions permitting. New this season, Pajarito is adding a new trail on the west side of the mountain, providing a gentle slope that’s ideal for beginners. The Power Pass is still available which offers unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu, Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl. Plus bonus days at mountains including Taos, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte and more.
Angel Fire: NR New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. 30 Inch Base. 43 Inches This Season. Will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 11. Save money on your passes through Dec 13 (all prices listed here go up on Dec. 14). Adult season passes are $429, Teen $369, Junior (7-12) $299, Active Military $369, and Student $369. All of these passes include 39 additional free days (three days at each of 13 partner ski areas). Also this season, all 5th graders get free skiing and snowboarding when they come with an adult who is paying for a full-price, full-day lift ticket or adult full season pass. Present a completed 5th Grade Form and a current report card.
Sipapu: 0 New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. 19 Inch Base. 21/42 Runs Open (3 green, 14 blue, 3 advanced, 1 expert). 4/6 Lifts (the new quad chair now open for the first time this season). Surface: PP/HP/MG. 1 terrain park open with 3 features. Open daily through Sunday. Daily operations begin Friday, Dec. 4. All lift tickets are discounted: $25 adults, $19 teens (ages 13-20), and $15 for kids (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 61-69). The Power Pass is still available which offers unlimited access to Sipapu, Pajarito, Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl. Plus bonus days at mountains including Taos, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte and more. What's new this season: The new quad chair on the right side of the mountain is now open. This is the third new lift in the last 5 years. In addition to the new lift with great beginner terrain access, a new intermediate run has been added directly under the lift. The new run is called Faline (not to be confused with Fall Line). Faline is a character in the Disney movie, Bambi. They have named several trails after characters in this popular movie: Bambi, Thumper, Lower Thumper, Flower.
Red River: 2 New. 4 Storm. 4 New This Week. 30 Inch Base. 36 Inches This Season. Open now through Sunday with Gold Rush Hill and the teaching terrain. The Gold Chair and two surface lifts are open. Tubing is available everyday this weekend from noon to 4 pm. Will re-open next weekend with daily operations starting Dec. 11.
Enchanted Forest XC: Click on the resort name above for the latest information.
Chama Cross Country: Click on the resort name above for the latest information.
Valles Caldera National Preserve: Click on the resort name above for the latest information.
Ski Apache: NR New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. NR Inch Base. 15 Inches This Season. Making snow nightly. Now open with the Bunny Slope and Easy Street. The Quad (chair 3) and Triple chair (lift 5) will be open.
Purgatory: 2 New. 5 Storm. 5 New This Week. 21 Inch Base. 37 Inches This Season. Open now through Sunday with top to bottom skiing off Lift 1 and Engineer Lift (chair 2). 17 trails open. The Divine Comedy Terrain Park and the Angels Tread Terrain Park are both open. Lift tickets are: $59 adults (18-64 years) $50 seniors (65-79 years) $47 teens (13-17 years) $37 children (6-12 years) $21 super seniors (80+), kids 5 and under ski free! The Purg team will be at REI in Albuquerque Saturday from 9a - 7p with punch cards and other passes. The Power Pass is still available which offers unlimited access to Purgatory, Pajarito, Sipapu, and Arizona Snowbowl. It also includes bonus days at mountains including Taos, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte and many others across the US.
Wolf Creek: 8 New. 16 Storm. 19 New This Week. 48 Inch Base. 97 Inches This Season. 77/77 Trails. 7/8 Lifts Running. Now open daily for the season. The Waterfall area, Alberta Peak, Montezuma Bowl, Knife Ridge open and Horseshoe Bowl open with early season conditions. Lift tickets are $65 for Adults (13-65), $36 Seniors (65-79) and $34 for Children (6-12).
Silverton Mountain: 0 New. 0 Storm. NR New This Week. NR Inch Base. NR Inches This Season. Will open for the season on Dec. 19. Will offer guided skiing on the following days: December 19th and 20th, December 26th and 27th, January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Guided only skiing (limit of 80 people per day) on the following days: January 8th, 9th and 10th, Jan 15th, 16th, and 17th January 21st to March 20th: open Thursday through Sunday (plus Presidents Day, 2/15/16) March 25th, 26th, and 27th Guided Only Skiing with approximately 80 skiers a day.
Telluride Resort: 1 New. 2 Storm. 2 New This Week. 28 Inch Base. 67 Inches This Season. Now open with 48 trails and 10 lifts.
Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.
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What's New This Season?
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Here are some links that you may find helpful:
Ski New Mexico
Colorado Ski Country
New Mexico National Weather Service
Colorado National Weather Service
Colorado Mtn Weather & Avalanche Report
Detailed Ski Area Forecast From SnowForecast
Warren Miller Films & Info
National Forest Service (has fall color info and more)
Colorado Ski History Web Site (includes info on closed NM/CO areas)
Road Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.
Summer Season Info:
New Mexico Rafting Companies:
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, (800) 879-9035
Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181
New Wave Rafting Co., (800) 984-1444
Far Flung Adventures, (800) 359-2627
Known World Rafting Adventures, (800) 983-7756
Native Sons Adventures, (800) 753-7559
Santa Fe Rafting Co., (888) 988-4914