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Updated: Friday, February 5 at 7:50 a.m.
Next Update: Early next week...
The storms this week have left great conditions for the weekend and with the cold temps earlier this week, the powder is hanging around into the weekend. Some runs are now groomed packed powder with some powder shots here and there. "Storm" totals are Saturday night through Wednesday morning. It looks it will be warming up next week, so take in the powder this weekend! Here are some highlights for this weekend:
- Sandia open now through Sunday.
- Santa Fe has a fun event on Saturday.
- Pajarito open Wednesday through Sunday and has weekday ticket deals and the Crazy Mother terrain park is now open.
- Angel Fire has Marti Gras through Tuesday.
- Red River has Marti Gras in the Mountains through Tuesday.
- Sipapu has weekday ticket deals and the Ski Bike Festival is Saturday and Sunday.
- Purgatory has the 50th anniversary celebration through Sunday.
- Wolf Creek has another Local Appreciation Day on Sunday.
|Notes: Now open Friday through Sunday. Tram access is available to the ski area. You can still save money on your tickets in two ways. The Peak Plus card is $69 and saves you $25 off on your daily ticket at Sandia or Santa Fe. The Six Pack of Fun is also still available for $369 which is 6 transferable all day tickets. Will be open Monday, February 15 for President's Day.|
|Notes: The Boneyard Terrain Park is open. You can still save money on your tickets in two ways. The Peak Plus card is $69 and saves you $25 off on your daily ticket at Sandia or Santa Fe. The Six Pack of Fun is also still available for $369 which is 6 transferable all day tickets. The Santa Fe Fireball Rando Race is this Saturday. A backcountry hiking/climbing ski event where racers challenge each other to hike and ski the most challenging terrain at Ski Santa Fe. The course will offer single track kick turns, groomer skinning and downhill, challenging downhill tree skiing, and a stunning technical bootpack up Big Rocks. Race starts at 7:45a.|
|Taos Ski Valley|
|Notes: All green and most blue runs are groomed every night. Both Ridges are open and the Kachina Peak Lift is open too. Save up to 25% on your next visit by purchasing your lift tickets online at SkiTaos.com.|
|Notes: Open Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesdays are Car Load Days, where everyone in one car (up to six people) will skis or rides for $99. Thursdays are Local Appreciation Days, where tickets are $39 for adults, teens and seniors (a $10 savings), and $29 for kids. The Townsite Lift and terrain under it are open every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the season. Pajarito's biggest terrain park, Crazy Mother, is now open for the first time in three years! With multiple jumps and one of the largest tabletops in the state, this park includes the mountain's biggest features.|
|Notes: Celebrate Mardi Gras in Angel Fire with live music, parades, daily special activities and a masquerade ball with events Thursday through Tuesday.|
|Notes: Don Diego Terrain Park is now open with 12 features. In all 4 terrain parks with 29 total features. Weekday ticket deals: Two for one Tuesday, Car Load Day on Wednesday (where up to 6 ski or ride for $50 total) and Local Appreciation Thursday (adult and teen tickets are $25 and kids tickets are $15). This weekend is the Ski Bike Festival with free lessons and demos on both Saturday and Sunday.|
|Notes: Pot O Gold Terrain Park is open and Hollywood park is now open. Mardi Gras in the Mountains starts Thursday. The Gator Plunge and Children’s Parade are at noon at the Main Chalet on Saturday, followed by the Rail Jam, Torchlight Parade and fireworks at 7 pm that night. Several other parties and events continue through Tuesday.|
|Notes: Apache Bowl is open and both terrain parks are open too.|
|Notes: Purgatory’s 50th Anniversary party is on now through Sunday with a free Rolling Stones tribute band concert, fireworks & torchlight parade, 80’s concert and more epic events! Ski your way through the decades and visit the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with costumes, decade-related trivia, throwback menus, and plenty of fun! Get the full party details. And then on Sun., Feb. 7, get out on the slopes before the big game! Enjoy a special Sunday offer of $50 lift tickets for Purgatory’s & the Super Bowl’s 50th Anniversaries! Show your team spirit and wear your jersey on the slopes to win prizes including Trimble Spa packages! Enjoy the party and watch the game on the big screen with more giveaways!|
|Notes: This Sunday is another Local Appreciation Day with tickets for $43 for everyone (normal ticket rate is $65).|
|Notes: Now open Thursday through Sundays for guided only skiing (limit of 80 people per day). Will also be open Monday, Feb 15 for President's Day.|
|Notes: 3 of 3 terrain parks open and 3 of 3 Nordic trails.|
|Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)|
|Notes: 33 features available in the 3 terrain parks. Discounted Tickets are available online. Purchase them in advance on the website and save up to 35%!|
|Cross Country Areas:
Here are the links to some other resorts of interest in New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Arizona. Click on the resort name to get all the details.
Enchanted Forest XC
Chama Cross Country
Valles Caldera National Preserve
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.
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.
What's New This Season?
There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2014-2015 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved for the new 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)
New Mexico Road Conditions
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