Big I Snow Report: Final NM Weekend, Southern CO Reopening For Weekends

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Updated: Friday, April 12, 2019 9:35 AM

A little bit of fresh snow this week. It’s the final weekend in NM and a few more weekends in Southwest Colorado.

Some highlights: Santa Fe has the slush cup on Sunday and closing day is Sunday… Taos has closes this Sunday too… Purgatory reopens Saturday and Sunday… Wolf Creek reopen Friday through Sunday and open until Easter with reduced priced tickets. All other NM resorts are closed for the season.

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Sandia Peak:

Base: 30

This Season: 114

Ski area closed for the season.

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Santa Fe:

New: 0

Storm: 3

New This Week: 3

This Season: 276

Base: 69

Trails: 83/83 (100% open)

Lifts: 6/7 (Sierra Double runs on the weekends)

Surface: PP/MG/SP

Lifts now running from 9:30 to 4:30.

Closing day is this Sunday, April 14 (open a week longer than previously published).

Closing weekend (Saturday and Sunday) lift ticket rates are reduced to: Adult $62, Student $53, Child $48.

Sunday, April 14 is Slush Cup 2019! Test your Pond Skimming skills from noon – 3pm at Totemoff’s. Costumes are encouraged and registration is free. The “Winner” will receive a special Slush Cup Trophy.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 11

Base: 96

This Season: 238

Trails: 89/110

Lifts 7/14 (Open lifts are 1, 2, 4, 7, 7A, Pioneer)

Surface: PP/MG

This is the final weekend of the season with closing day is this Sunday, April 14.

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Pajarito:

Base: 39

This Season: 178

Trails: 38/44

Closed for the winter season.

2019/2020 Power Pass is now on sale. Lowest guaranteed price available until April 26th! Buy Now

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Angel Fire:

This Season: 174

Closed for the winter season. Don’t miss out on the bike park season pass sale. You can purchase yours online or in person at the ticket office.

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Sipapu:

Base: 45

This Season: 179

Closed for the winter season.

2019/2020 Power Pass is now on sale. Lowest guaranteed price available until April 26th! Buy Now

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Red River:

Base: 55

This Season: 176

Closed for the winter season.

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Ski Apache:

Base: 44

This Season: 71.5

Closed for the winter season.

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Purgatory:

New: 3

Storm: 3

New This Week: 3

Base: 88

This Season: 359

Runs: TBA/101 (Have not announced how many trails will be open this weekend)

Lifts: TBA/12 (Have not announced how many trails will be open this weekend)

Surface: PP/MG/SP

Open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) through April while conditions allow. A closing date has not been set yet.

2019/2020 Passes On Sale: Purchase by April 26 to lock in the guaranteed lowest rate. Learn more. 

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 5

Base: 156

This Season: 497

Lifts: 8/9

Runs: 100% of terrain

Surface: P/PP/MG

8 lifts including the new Charity Jane Express (to the East of the Alberta Lift) are operating with 100% of the mountain open. The Waterfall Area, Knife Ridge and Horseshoe Bowl are all open.

Now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closing Day will be Easter Sunday, April 21st. Lift tickets are $50 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $27 for children.

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Silverton Mountain:

New This Week: 0

Base: 116

Silverton Mountain and 110 Road to the Ski Area are Open! Highway 550 from Durango is also Open.

Open 7 Days a Week with $179 heli skiing runs. Chairlift open Thurs-Sun. Carpool to the ski area as there is limited parking due to all the snow.

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Telluride:

Base: 95

This Season: 371

Closed for the winter season.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 1

New This Week: 1

Base: 90

This Season: 328

Tails: 46/48

Lifts: 6/8

Surface: PP/MG

Open Thursdays through Sundays in April from 10am to 4pm, closing date TBD. Please note: Uphill travel is closed on Wednesdays in April.

2019/2020 Power Pass is now on sale. Lowest guaranteed price available until April 26th! Buy Now

The World’s Best Spring Break is extended until April 21st! Lift tickets start at $29 and come with a FREE $15 gift certificate! Add lessons and rentals for just $10 more each. Quantities are limited and are only available online. Learn more.

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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, TP=Tracked 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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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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