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Updated: 3/29/2017 7:32 AM

This week we could be going from Spring conditions to powder and back again with a couple or storms coming through.

Here are some highlights for this weekend: Santa Fe is staying open one more week and closes this Sunday, April 2... Taos has pond skimming ... Pajarito has closed... Sipapu closed this week, but will re-open Saturday and Sunday… Purgatory open daily through Sunday and then weekends only into April and pond skimming on Sunday … Wolf Creek has College Day and Local Appreciation Day this weekend and closing day is Sunday.

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Sandia Peak 

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base: 0

This Season: 66

Lifts: 0/5

Runs: 0/39

Groomed: 0

Surface: PP/MG

Closed for the season.

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Santa Fe

New: 8

Storm: 8

This Week:  31

Base: 83

This Season: 152

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

Runs: 81/83

Groomed: 40

Surface: P/PP/MG

Lift hours are now: Lower mountain lifts 9:30 - 4:30, upper mountain 9:30 - 4:15, AM half day 9:30 - 1, PM half day 1 - 4:30. The terrain park is open. Lift ticket prices are reduced now through closing day, this Sunday April 2. Rates are: Adult All Day $62, Student All Day $53, Child All Day $48. Other reduced rates apply. Check the website for full details.

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Taos Ski Valley

New: 8

Storm: 8

This Week:  34

Base: 101

This Season: 215

Lifts: 11/15

Runs: 106/113

Groomed: 20

Surface: P/PP/MG

The Kachina Peak Lift is open as conditions and weather allow. All the chutes are open on a rotating basis. Closing day has changed! Will be open daily through Sunday, April 9th. However, will be closed Monday, April 3rd for Annual Employee Ski Day. (Previous closing day was April 2). The 2nd Annual Kachina TWiST, a Kachina Peak Lift lap-a-thon April 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm benefiting the Taos Winter Sports Team James Herrera Endowment Fund to provide scholarships to youth. And then April 2 is the annual pond skimming contest.

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Pajarito

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base:

This Season: 115

Lifts: 0/6

Runs: 0/44

Groomed: 0

Surface: N/A

Closed for the season. Summer operations start May 27, 2017 with lift serviced hiking and biking.

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Angel Fire

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base: 0

This Season: 135

Lifts: 0/7

Runs: 0/81

Groomed: 0

Surface: Closed

Closed for the season.

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Sipapu

New: NR

Storm: NR

This Week: 19

Base: 42

Lifts: 0/6

Runs: TBD/43

Surface: SP/MG

Closed this week but will reopen this Saturday and Sunday and next Saturday and Sunday with closing day scheduled for April 9. Adult and student lift tickets are $26 and child and senior lift tickets are $11 through the end of the season.

Deals: There are several ways to save money: There are two for one Tuesdays, Carload Wednesdays (where up to 5 ski or ride for $50 total) and Local Appreciation Thursdays (where adult and teen tickets are $25, kids tickets are $15) nearly every week through early March. Also, kids 6 and younger, 4th graders, 5th graders (report card required) and guests ages 40, 60 or 70 years and better ski FREE everyday. In addition, active military members ski FREE, just bring your active military I.D. to the ticket window and receive a FREE lift ticket.

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Red River

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base: 0

This Season: 119.5

Lifts: 0/7

Runs: 0/60

Groomed: 0

Surface: N/R

Closed for the season.

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Ski Apache

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base: 0

This Season: 59

Lifts: 0/11

Runs: 0/57

Surface: N/A

Closed for the season.

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Purgatory

New: 0

Storm: 8

This Week: 8

Base: 68

This Season: 256

Lifts: 8/10

Runs: 93/94

Groomed: 26

Will be open daily through this Sunday, April 2 and then open Friday through Sunday through April 30. Lifts run 10am – 5pm (backside open until 4:30pm).

Celebrate with some Pond Skimming this Sunday, April 2 on the beach.

After delays due to an immense amount of snowfall this winter, the new surface lift at the bottom of the backside is now open. Lift 11 is a pair of transfer lifts takes skiers and snowboarders across the toe of the slope from roughly the bottom of Dirty’s Secret, a new trail at Purgatory which debuted this season, Siegele Street or Lower Bull Run over to the bottom of the Legends Express. Lift 11 is a modernized rope tow design, called a Swiss Cord, which skiers can access from any point along the alignment to easily traverse over to the base of the Legends Express.  Positioned end-to-end, spanning approximately 1,300 feet, skiers are able to grab any point and move to the west, toward the high-speed quad.

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Wolf Creek

New: 7

Storm: 10

This Week: 17

Base: 113

This Season: 411

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 77/77

Surface: P/PP

This Saturday, April 1 is College Day! Lift tickets are just $44 for students with a current, printed class schedule and valid college photo ID. And then for closing day this Sunday, it’s Local Appreciation Day where lift tickets are just $44 for adults, $27 for seniors and $24 for children. Proof of residency not required.

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Silverton Mountain

New: NR

Storm: NR

This Week: 28

Base: 50-90

Lifts: 1/1

Runs: 69/69

Open Thursday through Sunday. Unguided Season (guides still available during unguided season) March 31, April 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th.

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Telluride

New: 5

Storm: 12

This Week: 12

Base: 86

This Season: 308

Lifts: 15/16

Runs: 134/147

Groomed: 55

3 of 3 parks open now. Closing day scheduled for April 2.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: NR

Storm: NR

This Week: 0

Base: 94

This Season: 309

Lifts: 0/8 (Sunset Triple Closed)

Runs: TBD/45

Groomed: TBD

Parks: All 3 open with 78 features

Closed now, but will reopen this Thursday, March 30th through Sunday, April 2, and then on weekends through April 30th. The World's Best Spring Break Special is extended for the remainder of the season! Purchase a $29 lift ticket 48 hrs. in advance online and get a FREE $15 gift card (good for retail, food and bar purchases same day). For all online specials visit us at www.ArizonaSnowbowl.com/SpringBreak.

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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.