Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 07:49 AM
Next Update: As conditions require...
The season is not over yet! Sipapu will be open this weekend. Silverton Mountain is also open this weekend. Opening dates for summer operations are also listed below.
Sandia Peak: Closed for the season. 51 Inches Season To Date. Will open for mountain biking and summer operations July 4 with chairs running from 10AM – 4PM. Open Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM – 4PM in July and August with final day on Labor Day, September 1.
Santa Fe: Closed for the season 130 Inches Season To Date. No summer operations, but the Fall scenic chair runs in October.
Taos Ski Valley: Will open for summer events, Memorial Day weekend.
Angel Fire: 101 Inches Season To Date. opens May 16 for Summit disc golf, the zipline, Mountain Biking and other events.
Pajarito: Closed for the season. 41 Inches Season To Date.
Sipapu: 0 New. 0 Storm. 5 New This Week. 18-24 Inch Base. 1/5 Lifts. about 8/41 Trails Open. PP/MG/SP Surface. Will be open Saturday and Sunday for the final weekend of the season. Lift tickets are FREE for everyone. One small terrain park with a few features will be open as well. 2014-2015 Season Passes on sale through Sunday. The premium passes now include 25 partner mountains. There is no price increase over last year. If you buy now, you get the guaranteed lowest price. Season passes pay for themselves in just over 6 days.
Red River: Closed for the season. Will open May 24 for summer operations. Scenic Summer Chair Lift will be open weekends with daily operations starting June 13.
Enchanted Forest XC: Closed for the season.
Valles Caldera National Preserve: Closed for skiing, but open for hiking, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm.
Ski Apache: Closed for the season. 61 Inches Season To Date. Will open for summer operations this year.
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory): Closed for the season. 215 Inches Season To Date. Will open Memorial Day weekend and then starts daily summer operations on May 31.
Wolf Creek: Closed for the season. 338 Inches Season To Date. No summer operations.
Silverton Mountain: 0 New. 0 Storm. 95 Inch Base. Open Friday through Sunday this weekend. 100% open. Unguided skiing returns this weekend. Guides still available for those who want guided skiing at that time, guides can take you beyond the unguided boundaries. Open Friday through Sunday this weekend. Guided skiers are allowed beyond the boundaries to certain areas of the mountain during the unguided season on a daily basis, as per BLM safety regs. These areas are constantly shifting around the mountain based on snow safety with loads of great terrain for both. Silverton Mountain at 1,819 acres, has more expert terrain than any ski area in North America.
Telluride Resort: Closed for the season. 265 Inches Season To Date. Will open Memorial Day weekend for summer events. Among this year's events, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is June 19-22, the Wine Festival is June 26-29, the Yoga Festival is July 10-13, Jazz Festival is August 1-3, and Mushroom Festival is August 14-17.
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.
Sipapu:First time skiers and snowboarders receive a FREE two-hour lesson with the purchase of a full-day, full-price lift ticket. Kids 6 and younger, 4th and 5th graders (report card required), and guests who are ages 40, 60, or 70 years old and older receive a free lift ticket everyday. For the whole month of January and selected weeks in February, every Tuesday is a 2 for 1 day, every Wednesday is a Car Load Day (where everyone in one car skis or rides for $50 total), and every Thursday is a Local Appreciation Day (with $25 tickets for all).
Durango Mountain: There are several ways to save money on lift tickets. Save money on $45 Ticket Thursdays, where every Thursday throughout the season, lift tickets are only $45 at the Ticket Window. No coupon necessary. (Blackout: Mar. 13, 2014)... Mature Mondays are for those 65+. Just show an ID and receive a special lift ticket rate of $35 at the Ticket Window on Mondays throughout the season... Get the Purgatory 3-Pak for $159 and save $72! Sold exclusively at REI and Sports Systems in Albuquerque. Ski for just $53 per day – a 30% savings. The Purgatory 3-Pak is flexible in that you can use all 3 tickets in one day & ski with family/friends, you can use 3 tickets on different days or any other combination. (Blackout: March 10-14). Details at: www.skipurg.com/P3P Ski News:
Photo Tips for Skiers USA Today ran a great article to help you get good ski/snowboard photos. Check out the full story at USA Today's site here. Taos Ski Valley: The Blake Family announced in December that they were selling the resort to investor Louis Bacon, who owns land in the base area. The sale allows the resort to make on and off mountain improvements. As part of the improvements, the resort announced the installation of a new chair this summer on Kachina Peak this summer. And plans are underway to demo and rebuild the “Pagoda Building” in the base area. This is the building that houses the post office and several retail shops. If approved by the Taos Ski Valley town council, the new building is expected to have 6 levels, including a 59-space underground parking garage, two levels of skier services, retail and residential uses, and three levels of residential units. Also included is the creation or expansion of several public areas, including an open plaza leading to the base of Lift 1, a plaza at a bridge crossing Lake Fork Creek, and a stream-side path. Construction is expected to begin after the 2-014-2015 ski season. The resort is planning to redirect arrival traffic and shuttle drop-offs to the new entrance off Thunderbird Road near the top of the existing parking lot starting next ski season
What's New This Season?There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2012-2013 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved from last season.
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