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Current Snow Report:

Updated: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 7:10 AM

The second great storm this week. Check out the new snowfall totals below. “New” snow here is as of Friday morning. And check out some of the totals this week!

Here are some highlights: Sandia open Saturday and Sunday and Monday this week with the beginner area… Taos has opened another 3 runs… Angel Fire has parks and some specials for locals… Pajarito has the beginner area open Wednesday through Monday… Sipapu has weekday ticket specials and February Fun Fest this weekend… Red River has 2 parks open… Purgatory opens most of the mountain and the two big parks and the halfpipe.

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Sandia Peak

New: 0

Storm: 12

This Week: 20

This Season: 25

Base: 24

Lifts 2/5

Runs: 1

Open Saturdays and Sundays and holidays. The Beginner Trail and the Cubby Corner Children’s Center are open with the Beginner Chair #4 and the Mitey Mite. All facilities are open including the Double Eagle Cafe, Sandia Peak Sports Shop, and the Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop. The ski area can ONLY be accessed via Highway 536. Will open additional terrain and Tram access as snowfall permits. Special Lift Ticket Rates: Beginner Lift, $35, Beginner Lift with Peak Plus Card: $10.

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Santa Fe

New: 3

Storm: 12

This Week: 18

This Season: 42

Base: 24

Lifts: 4/7 (Quad plus beginner lifts. Sierra Double open on weekends)

Runs: 34/83 (most of the lower mountain runs are now open)

This weekend it’s the Burton Women's Snowboard Camp.

Coming up: Brewski 2018 on Feb 25. Seven local breweries will be pouring their delicious craft beer, Soul Foundation will be providing some rocking tunes.

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Taos Ski Valley

New: 1

Storm: 9

New This Week: 11

Base: 20

This Season: 42

Lifts: 11/15 (Lift 1, Lift 2, Lift 8, Lift 7, Lift 7A, Pioneer and beginner lifts)

Runs: 28/113 (most greens and blues on the frontside open now)

Groomed: 25

Surface: P/PP/MM

A few blues and several greens on the backside are open. And “Around the World” is open from the backside which is Honeysuckle, Winkelreid, and Rubezahl from the top through the backside and back to the front base area. Zagava is also now open, the first black diamond of the season. Most of the greens and blues on the front side are open now.

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Pajarito

New: 1

Storm: 6

This Week: 6

This Season: 16

Trails: 3/44 (Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area)

Lifts: 2 (Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift)

Open Wednesdays-Sundays through February 25.  Also open this Monday for President’s Day.

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Angel Fire

New: 0

Storm: 5

New This Week: 14

This Season: 47

Trails Open: 12/82 

Lifts Open: 6/7

The great cruiser blue run, Hully Gully, on the backside is open. Also, the groomers and the terrain park staff have added another terrain park located on Heading Home just above Bodacious called Semisweet. This terrain park contains small features while the Sweet Street park contains small and medium sized features and one jump.

Coming up: Military Winterfest is February 22-26th. The 4th Annual Military Winterfest showcases four days of snow-filled fun, live entertainment, savory food & exclusive military discounts. Hosted and organized by the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire, this will be a winter celebration of our military serving now and in the past. View full schedule.

For the rest of the season, night skiing is free with the purchase of a daytime ticket (good Friday and Saturday nights). And all New Mexico residents get 50% off of all rooms at The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort Sunday-Thursdays for the rest of the season. For more info and blackout dates check out the details here.  

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Sipapu

New: 1

Storm: 11

New This Week: 14

Base: 24

Lifts: 4/6 (Including Lift 1 to the top).

Runs: 21/43 (4 more just opened thanks to the storm)

Surface: P/PP/MG

Midweek Specials are underway! Buy your favorites like 2 for 1 Tuesdays, Car Load, and Local Appreciation Days online before they sell out. Buy Now. (Note: To get these specials, you must buy online 48 hours before arrival!)

This weekend it’s the annual February Fun Fest Saturday through Monday with lots of events for the kids and the whole family, including the snow castle and scavenger hunts.

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Red River

New: 0

Storm: 4

This Week: 8

Base: 20-24

This Season: 35

Lifts: 7/7 (Including Platinum Chair to midway and the Copper chair to the top)

Runs: 28/60 (3 more just opened)

Groomed: 25

Surface: P/PP/MM

The silver chair and terrain under it now open for the first time this season. The Pot O Gold and Hollywood terrain parks are open with 35 features. More terrain should be opening soon. Marti Gras In the Mountains events go on now through Wednesday, February 21.

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Ski Apache

This Season: 22.5

Now open with 5 trails in the beginner area. The Gondola is also open to the top for sight seeing.

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Purgatory

New: 1

Storm: 26

New This Week: 28

Base: 36-41

This Season: 79

Lifts: 7/11

Runs: 97/99

Surface: P/PP/MG

Groomed: 24

Pitchfork Terrain Park, including the half-pipe is now open! The Paradise Park is open now too!

Purgatory now offers FREE lodging with lift ticket purchase! Learn more here. And get $49 lift tickets on some days. You must buy them online 2 days in advance.

NEW! Who skis FREE everyday: Kids 7 and under, 4th graders (Proof of grade required), Guests ages 80+.

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Wolf Creek

New: 3

Storm: 15

New This Week: 41

Base: 58-66

This Season: 136

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 78/78

Surface: P/PP/MG

The Water Fall Area, Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl are all open.

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Silverton Mountain

New: 3

New This Week: 43

Base: 30-61

Now open for the season.

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Telluride

New: 9

Storm: 12

New This Week: 33

Base: 35-45

This Season: 110

Lifts: 16/16

Runs: 97/148

Groomed: 28

All four terrain parks are open. All lifts are now open for the first time this season.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: 0

This Week: 15

Base: 26-30

This Season: 44

Lifts: 8/8

Runs: 29/55 (3 more trails just opened)

Groomed: 29

Parks: 3/3 open (total of 43 features)

The slopes are open top to bottom including the largest teaching terrain in the southwest, a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert runs, plus two mogul runs.

All three terrain parks are now open with a total of 43 features.

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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.