|The Snow Report sponsored by... Taos Ski Valley. Buy your season pass for next season and get the best price now. The lowest prices are available now through April 15. There are lots of options. Check them all out at SkiTaos.com.|
Updated: Saturday, April 2 at 7:55 a.m.
Next Update: As conditions require...
Some fresh on Saturday morning just in time for closing weekend for 3 resorts. New snow is as of Saturday morning, "Storm" total are Thursday/Friday and "This Week" totals are since Monday night. Here are some highlights for this weekend... Santa Fe has the slush cup Saturday and closing Sunday... Taos has the pond skimming to close the season on Sunday... Sipapu has cheap tickets and closes for daily operations on Sunday and then open weekends only after that... Purgatory has reduced priced tickets this week and closes for daily operations Sunday and then will be open weekends as snow allows... Wolf Creek has College Day on Saturday and Local Appreciation Day on Sunday to close out the season. There are also several sets of season passes now on sale for next season. Buy now while prices are the cheapest!
|Closed for the season.|
|The Boneyard Terrain Park is open. All greens and nearly all blues are groomed each night. With the time change, chairs now run from 9:30-4:30. Slush Cup 2016 is this Saturday, April 2nd. Test your Pond Skimming skills from noon-3pm at Totemoff’s. Closing day is this Sunday.|
|Deals: 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 Santa Fe. The Six Pack of Fun is also still available for $369 which is 6 transferable all day tickets.|
|Taos Ski Valley|
|All green and most blue runs are groomed every night. Several chutes have been closed and Highline Ridge is closed. The Kachina Peak lift is closed. This Sunday is the annual pond skimming contest. Pond Skimming will be located on the backside of the mountain under Lift #4 next to the Phoenix Lodge. The event will start at noon. Closing day is this Sunday.|
|Deals: And 2016-2017 Season Passes are now on sale! Make sure to get the best deals before April 15th. Your pass will be valid through the rest of this season and for all of the 2016-17 season. Check out all the options at SkiTaos.com.|
|Closed for the season. 2016-2017 Season Passes are now on sale. Season passes are available for purchase online and feature the following: No price increase. In fact, some passes cost less. Two ways to pay: Pay in full or choose the new pass payment plan. All-new Young Adult Power Pass for guests ages 30-36. Purchase by April 29 to get the guaranteed lowest price of the season. The largest ski area collective in the southwest just announced another multi-mountain capital campaign, bringing $20 million in mountain improvements since 2015. Click here for more information about the 2016-2017 season pass sale.|
|Closed for the season. The bike park opens May 12 for summer operations and the golf course opens May 18. The Angel Fire Resort Zipline Adventure Tour opens May 28.|
|Lift tickets are now $25 for adults and teens and $10 for kids and seniors. Those rates are in effect now through April 10. Last day for daily operations is this Sunday and then will be open for weekends as snow allows.|
|Deals: Sipapu's 2016-2017 season passes are on sale now, and they have unveiled the most impressive season pass lineup yet! Click here for a buyer's guide to selecting your pass. Get the guaranteed lowest price if you buy no later than April 29!|
|Closed for the season. We will open for summer operations weekends only starting May 28 and being daily operations on June 10.|
|Closed for the season.|
|Chairs open now are 1, 3, 7, 8, 9. Lifts now run from 9:30-4:30 with the backside closing at 4. Lift tickets are reduced this week: Adult (age 18- 64) $69, Teen (age 13-17) $55, Child (age 6-12) $43. Saturday is the Angels & Demons Party. Wear your costume & help set a World Record of the most Angels & Demons on the Slopes with the parade at 1pm. Concert, games on the beach, and great giveaways. Will close for daily operations this Sunday and then will re-open Friday, Apr. 8 through Sunday, Apr. 10, and then will again open Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 16-17. Purgatory weekday passes are valid on Saturdays and Sundays now through the end of the season. Discounted lift tickets are also available at the Ticket Office.|
|Deals: Season passes are now on sale for next season with the best deal if you purchase before April 29. Check out and purchase the Power Pass options for next year (with no price increase). There are lots of options for every type of skier and extra benefits at other mountains too.|
|College Day is this Saturday where tickets are $43 for college students. Local Appreciation Day is Sunday where tickets are $43 for adults $24 for children, $26 for seniors. Closing day is this Sunday, but may reopen on weekends if snow allows.|
|Now open Thursday through Sundays for guided only skiing (limit of 80 people per day).|
|With the time change, lift operations will still begin at their regularly scheduled opening times, however the following lifts will stop accepting skiers and snowboarders 30 minutes after their posted closing times: Polar Queen Express (Lift 5): 4:00 p.m., The Chondola (Lift 1): 4:30 p.m., Village Express (Lift 4): 4:30 p.m. Closing day is this Sunday.|
|Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)|
|The slopes are now open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April offering great skiing and riding on trails served by Agassiz lift. Discounted lift tickets are: $45 for adults, $39 for teens; $29 for children and seniors. More savings options are available online.|
|Coming Next Season: They are building Arizona's first high-speed six-person lift in 2016. The Grand Canyon Express will provide high-speed access to more than 85% of the mountain with a five-minute ride time, and officials expect to open the lift as early as November 2016. Not only will this new lift be Arizona's first and only high-speed 6-pack, but it is just the second chairlift of this capacity in the Southwest (Purgatory has the other one).|
|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, CS=Corn Snow, 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