All Areas Get Snow Over the Weekend. Sipapu is the Only Resort Open in NM on Weekdays
VADITO, N.M. –New Mexico’s first winter storm pounded Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort with 14 inches of snow yesterday, and resort officials announced it would open new terrain beginning today.
Sipapu is open everyday, and staff members are preparing for record-breaking attendance since Sipapu will be the only ski area open in New Mexico Monday through Wednesday, said general manager John Paul Bradley.
“With this much new snow, we know skiers and snowboarders will be chomping at the bit to take their first powder turns of the season,” he said. “Our mountain crews are working overtime to open as much terrain as possible.”
Sipapu is reporting a 16-18” base, and Bradley confirmed he would open at least 3 additional trails, bringing the mountain’s trail count to 8. Sipapu’s GM said that after he evaluates the conditions this morning, he may open additional terrain.
Sipapu will continue to operate 3 of its 5 lifts and one terrain park. The mountain will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit www.SipapuNM.com for more info.
Other New Mexico ski resorts also reported a healthy dump of powder over the December 9 weekend:
Taos Ski Valley: 22-inch base, 13 inches in past 24 hours (Sunday 12/9)
Red River Ski Area: 23-inch base, 7 inches on Sunday
Angel Fire Resort: is not reporting till opening day, December 14.
Pictured: Sipapu on December 9.