Saturday November 20th marked the opening day for New Mexico Skiing. Sipapu opened its lifts at 9:00 am. This makes the seventh year in a row Sipapu has lead the way and opened our ski season in New Mexico. Don’t believe in La Nina, winter is here and snow is just around the corner!
Sipapu began making snow at 10 p.m. Monday, October 25 – this marked the earliest start in Sipapu’s snow making history. Sipapu opened Saturday, November 20; resort officials say this opening date makes Sipapu the first resort open in New Mexico. Sipapu has clenched this title for the last seven consecutive seasons.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort enters the 2010-2011 ski season as New Mexico’s fastest growing resort, yet visitors won’t have to wait in line for a lift.
The Red River Ski Area officially started making snow on November 1st in preparation for their opening on November 24th. For over 40 consecutive years the Red River Ski & Snowboard Area has opened the day before Thanksgiving to winter sports enthusiasts from around the region and this year will be no different. Red River is offering incredible early season discounts on lift tickets, lessons, and lodging. See www.redriver.org for more information.
Ski Apache the southernmost resort in the Rockies will open for business on November 25. They will be operating chair 3 and 5.
Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley will open on November 25! Lifts 1, 3, the Rueggli and the kid’s carpet will operate! Taos also has been busy since early October making snow in preparation for their annual opening.
Ski Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe is still planning to open November 25. If that changes a decision is expected in the next few days. Santa Fe like other New Mexico resorts has been busy making snow since early November. Mother nature has not been very helpful this year but cold weather has allowed for good snow making.
Other opening dates are:
Angel Fire: December 16, 2010
Angel Fire Resort opens for winter on Thursday, December 16. Great Stay & Ski packages available. See www.angelfireresort.com for more information.
Pajarito: Mid December
Sandia Peak: December 18, 2010
With your Angel Fire Resort Season Ski Pass, you can visit many of these ski areas for no extra charge! Call 800-674-7463 for details.