Big I Snow Report

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Current Snow Report:

Updated: Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018, 8:08 AM

A little fresh snow this week to freshen up the slopes headed into closing weekend for some. This Week totals include snow from the Tuesday-Wednesday storm. This is the last weekend of the season for Santa Fe, Taos and Wolf Creek, but Sipapu, Purgatory Arizona Snowbowl will be open a little longer!

Here are some highlights: Santa Fe has upper and lower mountain terrain still open and reduced priced tickets… Taos has most greens and blues and closes on Sunday… Sipapu open this weekend and next with $25 tickets… Purgatory has pond skimming this weekend… Wolf Creek has $48 tickets for all on Sunday for closing day… Arizona Snowbowl extends season into April with $29 tickets.  

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Sandia Peak

This Season: 32

Closed for the season.

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Santa Fe

New: 0

Storm: 2

This Week: 2

This Season: 53

Base: 24

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 36/83 (most of the lower mountain runs and parts of the upper mountain open)

47% of the total mountain open with upper and lower mountain trails. 12 runs have closed in the last few days, but all lifts are still running.

Will close for the season this Sunday, April 1. All facilities are still open and reduced lift ticket prices.  Adult All Day $62, Adult w/ Peak Plus Card $37, Student All Day $53, Student w/Peak Plus Card $28, Child All Day $48, Child w/Peak Plus Card $23.

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Taos Ski Valley

New: 0

Storm: 7

New This Week: 10

Base: 29

This Season: 84

Lifts: 6/15

Runs: 60/113

Groomed: 34

Surface: MG/VC

Most of the blues and greens on both sides are open. Highline and West Ridge are open with a few chutes available. The Gondolita, Rueggli, Children's Center surface lifts, and Lifts 4 (backside) & 8 (upper front side) have closed.

Closing day is this Sunday, April 1. Buy one ticket and get one free this Saturday and Sunday! Grass skirts, obnoxious Hawaiian prints and flower leis all welcome. Dress in tropical fun and receive a free lift ticket with the purchase of one at regular price. Check out all the closing weekend events.

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Pajarito

This Season: 29

Closed for the season.

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Angel Fire

This Season: 67

Closed for the season. Check out this great season recap video. The Golf Course opens May 16th and the chairs start spinning again for opening day at the Bike Park on May 18.

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Sipapu

New: 0

Storm: 3

New This Week: 3

Base: 22

Lifts: 3/6  

Runs: 16/43

Surface: PP/SP/MG

Open Saturday and Sunday and plan to be open next weekend too, April 7-8. Lift ticket prices have been reduced for weekend operations. Full day lift tickets are just $25 for adults (ages 25-59) and teens (ages 13-24), and $10 for kids (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 60+).

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Red River

This Season: 54

Closed for the winter season.

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Ski Apache

This Season: 40.5

Closed for the season.

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Purgatory

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 34-39

This Season: 120

Lifts: 9/11 (All Lifts open on the weekends)

Runs: 89/99

Surface: PP/MG

Groomed: 36

Lift hours now: Frontside 10:00am-5:00pm;  Backside 10:00am-4:30pm.

This weekend Pond Skimming is Saturday and the nation’s best Aerosmith tribute band, Aeromyth, performs on Saturday Mar. 31.

Sunday, April 1 is the last day for daily operations and then will be open weekends only as long as conditions permit.

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Wolf Creek

New: 0

Storm: 3

New This Week: 3

Base: 64

This Season: 227

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 78/78

Surface: PP/MG/SP

The Water Fall Area, Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl are all open. Closing day is this Sunday and do NOT plan to be open weekends in April. For closing day, it’s Local Appreciation Day. Lift tickets are $48 for adults, $31 for seniors and $26 for children! No ID required!

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Silverton Mountain

New: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 30-61

Unguided Season (guides still available during unguided season) is on now. March 30, 31, April 1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th. 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 regulations. These areas are constantly shifting around the mountain based on snow safety with loads of great terrain for both.

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Telluride

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 44

This Season: 163

Lifts: 17/17

Runs: 101/148

All four terrain parks are open. All lifts are now open for the first time this season.

Extended Hours: Effective Sunday March 11th, Telluride Ski Resort will extend the hours of operation for Lifts 1, 4, 5, and the Gondola by 30 minutes.

Closing day is Sunday, April 8.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 31-36

This Season: 95

Lifts: 6/8

Runs: 35/48 (78% of the mountain)

Parks: 3/3 open

The season is now extended through the end of April. Plan your spring skiing and riding with the World’s Best Spring Break specials (now extended through April 29). Starting at $29, each lift ticket comes with a FREE $15 gift card! Add rentals and group lessons for just $10 each! Limited quantities available. Buy Now.

Coming up this weekend The 3rd Annual Cardboard Derby Classic and 8th Annual Mikee Linville Backcountry Awareness Fundraiser. Details at SNOWBOWL.SKI/events.

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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

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Report Legend: 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.

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More Information:Here are some links that you may find helpful:

Ski New Mexico

Colorado Ski Country

Ski Utah

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 Condition Phone Numbers: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.

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