Big I Snow Report: Fantastic Spring Weather (More Snow Coming By Tomorrow)

This report sponsored by the Taos Ski Valley! Get ticket discounts, lodging deals, special events and more at SkiTaos.com. And don't miss this Spring Season Pass Sale on now. Purchase your Taos Season Pass at the best rate of the year, and begin using your pass right away through the rest of this season (and all of next season)! And this season has been extended now until April 14!

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Snow Report Updated: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019, 10:06 AM

Great snow conditions and a little soft snow in the base areas in the afternoons and another storm coming in Thursday and into Friday. And a little new snow already on Wednesday morning.

Some highlights: Sandia Peak closed for the season… Santa Fe has Brewski this Saturday… Taos has pass sales for next season and you can use them the rest of this season… Pajarito is open daily through this weekend and has special women’s and senior clinics Thursday… Angel Fire closes Sunday and has special lift ticket rates on Sunday… Sipapu has pond skimming this Saturday… Red River closes on Sunday with pond skimming… Purgatory has a great spring break deal on tickets and more and extended the daily season until April 14… Wolf Creek has College Day on Sunday.

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Sandia Peak:

Base: 30

This Season: 114

Closed for the season as of Sunday, March 17.

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Santa Fe:

New: 1

Storm: 1

New This Week: 1

This Season: 259

Base: 94

Trails: 83/83 (100% open)

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

Surface: P/PP/MG

BREWSKI 2019 is this Saturday, March 23. Nine local breweries will be pouring their delicious craft beer from 377, Boxing Bear, Broken Trail, Canteen, La Cumbre, Marble, Santa Fe Brewing, Second Street, and Tumbleroot. $18 entry includes Brewski Silipint, 1 beer of your choice and 3 tasters. Bring cash to purchase more beer. This is a 21+ only event. Tickets on sale now at Ski Santa Fe, Ticket Window #1 or call 505.954.3680.

Closing day is now scheduled for Sunday, April 14 (open a week longer than previously published). Saturday, April 13 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.

Save money on your tickets with the Peak Plus Card $75: Present card for $25 off an all-day all mountain age appropriate lift ticket at Ski Santa Fe or Sandia Peak. 6 Pack of Fun $399: 6 all-day all mountain lift tickets, transferable. For use at anytime during the 2018-19 season.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: 1

Storm: 1

New This Week: 1

Base: 98

This Season: 212

Trails: 98/110

Lifts 14/14 (Kachina Peak Lift has reopened)

Surface: P/PP/MG

The Spring Season Pass Sale is underway now. Purchase your Taos Season Pass at the best rate of the year, and begin using your pass right away and through the rest of this season. And this season has been extended until April 14!

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Pajarito:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 42

This Season: 170

Trails: 39/44 (80% of the mountain open)

Lifts: 4 (All Chairs Except Townsite, which is closed until further notice)

Surface: PP/MG/SP

Open daily through March 24 and then weekends after that.

The Women’s Clinic meets at the Lodge each Thursday at 11:30am and skis until roughly 4:00pm. The clinic is free, but participants must have their own season pass or lift ticket for the day. The Women’s Clinic covers a variety of techniques.

The Senior Clinic is Thursday mornings. All participants must have their own season pass or lift ticket, and be able to ski green and blue slopes.

Deals: College Students & Faculty Ski for Just $35!Valid most Wednesday's and Thursday's through the end of the season. College students and faculty ski for just $35 with a valid student or faculty ID. Not Valid: March 13, 14, 20, 21.

Active Duty Military Ski FREE: Guests with active duty military ID cards get a FREE lift ticket nearly every Wednesday. For more details, click here.

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Angel Fire:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 59

This Season: 168

Runs: 79/82 (94% of the terrain)

Lifts: 7/7

Surface: PP/MG/SP

Closing Day is this Sunday, March 24. This Sunday $24 lift tickets to the first 24 purchasers, $34 for the next 34, and $44 for the next 44 when purchasing ONLINE. Must buy by Friday morning here. Rates at the lift ticket window are $55 on Sunday!

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Sipapu:

New: 1

Storm: 1

New This Week: 1

Base: 54

This Season: 167

Lifts: 6/6

Trails: 44/44

Surface: PP/SP/MG

Pond skimming is this Saturday from noon to 3p. It’s free to enter and there are prizes. Get all the info here.

Open daily through this Sunday and then weekends (Saturday/Sunday) through April 7. 2019/2020 Power Pass is now on sale. Lowest guaranteed price available until April 26th! Buy Now

Buy your discounted lift tickets and rentals are now available online. Buy Now.

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Red River:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 55

This Season: 170

Lifts: 7/7

Trails: 63/63

Surface: PP/MG/SP

Grooming: 31 trails

Closing day is this Sunday, March 24. Pond skimming Sunday afternoon at 3:30.

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Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 44

This Season: 71.5

Runs: 40/55

Lifts: 5/9

Open daily this week.

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Purgatory:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 95

This Season: 333

Runs: 99/101 (100% open)

Lifts: 12/12

Surface: PP/MG

Enjoy the World’s Best Spring Break at Purgatory with amazing lift ticket deals, a FREE $19 food and beverage gift card, and lessons and rentals for $19! Hurry- quantities are limited.

And for all regular tickets, for the deepest savings, purchase your lift tickets online here at least 48 hours in advance.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 163

This Season: 457

Lifts: 9/9

Runs: 100% of terrain

Surface: P/PP/MG

9 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.

Another College Day is this Sunday. Tickets are reduced by $12 for College Students with a college ID and current class schedule.

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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:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 96

This Season: 339

Trails: 144/147

Lifts: 17/17

Closing day is Sunday, April 7.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week: 0

Base: 96

This Season: 311

Tails: 48/48

Lifts: 8/8

Surface: PP/MG

World’s Best Spring Break is back and now until April 21! 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.

Open daily through March 31 and then open Thursday through Sundays through April 21.

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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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