Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013 07:23 AM
Next Update: As conditions require
Some great snowfall totals out of this storm. New snow is as of Friday morning. Storm totals are Wednesday through Friday morning. Make sure to take your facemask and some extra layers this weakened as it will be cold. Here are some highlights: Santa Fe open daily, Taos open for the weekend, Red River reopen for the weekend, Sipapu now open daily, Durango Mountain open daily and opens the backside on Saturday, Wolf Creek picked up the most out of this storm!
Sandia Peak: 11 New. 14 Storm. 14 New This Week. 24 Inch Base. Scheduled opening date is Saturday, Dec. 21.
Santa Fe: 6 New. 12 Storm. 12 New This Week. 38 Inch Base. 6/7 Lifts. 71/77 Trails Open (90% of the mountain open). Normal lift ticket rates are $69 for adult tickets.
Taos Ski Valley: 4 New. 5 Strom. 5 New This Week. 36 Inch Base. 5/14 Lifts (1, 2, 3, the Reuggli and one carpet). 51/113 Trails Open (includes 8 backside runs). Open Thursday through Sunday with at least the front and backside of the mountain are open with with skiing around the world, and the lower front steeps will open on a rotating basis throughout the day. Adult Lift Tickets are $55 through Dec. 19, with discounts available on lessons, rentals, and lodging as well. (Normal adult ticket prices this season are $77). Daily operations begin on Dec. 19.
Angel Fire: 3 New. 3 Storm. 3 New This Week. 16 Inch Base. Opening date scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13. Check out this incredible video on how they are getting ready for the season.
Pajarito: T New. 1.5 Storm. 1.5 New This Week. Need about 10 more inches of snow to open the mountain. Snowmaking underway. Will open as soon at natural snowfall allows.
Red River: 1 New. 1 Storm. 1 New This Week. 24 Inch Base. 4/7 Lifts Open. 31/57 Trails Open. The Pot O Gold terrain park is open. Open this Friday through Sunday.
Sipapu: 3 New. 10 storm. 10 New This Week. 24 Inch Base. 3/5 Lifts. 9/41 Trails Open. Now open daily. Sipapu's newest lift, the magic carpet is also now open.. Lift tickets are $20 for adults (ages 21-59) and $15 for everyone else. Kids 6 and younger, 4th and 5th graders (report card required), and guests who are ages 40, 60, or 70 years old and older receive a free lift ticket everyday. Active duty military ski free nearly everyday, too. Learn 2 Ski and Snowboard Camps are available select dates this winter at Sipapu: first time skiers and snowboarders can get 2 days of ski school lessons, beginner lift tickets and rentals plus a night of slopeside lodging for just $49. Visit www.SipapuNM.com for details.
Enchanted Forest XC: 1 New. 2 Storm. 20 Inch Base. 33/33 Trails Open. Now open for the season.
Valles Caldera National Preserve: Opening date TBD.
Ski Apache: NR New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. 8 Inch Base. Lift 3 and 5 are open with the trails: Bunny , Easy Street, East Easy Street.
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory): 5 New. 18 Storm. 18 New This Week. 43 Base. Now open daily. ALL of the frontside is OPEN. Lift 1 turning 9am to 4pm. Pitchfork Terrain Park is open. Lift 3 & backside terrain open tomorrow. This the best opening conditions since 1983!
Wolf Creek: 5 New. 24 Storm. 65 Inch Base. 6/7 Lifts Running. 77/77 Trails Open (100% open). The Waterfall Area, Alberta Peak, Montezuma Bowl, Knife Ridge and Horseshow Bowl are all open. Lift tickets are $58 for adults and $31 for seniors and children. College Day is coming up on Sunday where tickets are $38 for college students with a valid photo current ID. The first Ladies Ski and Board Clinic will be held on Saturday, December 7th! Ladies can purchase a $38 lift ticket with the purchase of a $31 2-hour morning lesson of any ability. Also on Sunday, December 8th, there will be a Telemark Clinic! Telemarkers of all abilities can purchase a $38 lift ticket with the purchase of a 2-hour morning lesson for only $31.
Silverton Mountain: Opening date Dec. 21.
Telluride Resort: 0 New. 16 Storm. 16 New This Week. 44 Inch Base. 8/18 Lifts Running. 25/93 Trails Open.
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, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.
What's New This Season?There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2012-2013 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved from last 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)
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