Peak Snow Report: Little More Powder, Closing Day For 2, Season Extensions

Report Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2023 6:26 AM

A little more snow for the weekend. New snow here is as of Sunday morning. Storm totals are Wednesday night through Sunday morning. And another storm coming in Sunday and night and then another Tuesday-Thursday. A few highlights: Santa Fe has adjusted lift hours due to the time change… this is the final weekend at Angel Fire and Red River as they both close for the season on Sunday... Pajarito, Ski Apache and Purgatory have all announced extensions to their season. See the dates below.


Sandia Peak:

Not open this season. The Tram is open 9am-8pm (last Tram up), Wednesday thru Monday. For the restaurant, visit for information. Weather can occur unexpectedly on the mountain causing delays/closures. Tram status is listed at


Santa Fe:

New: 1

Storm: 24

This Week: 24

Base: 92

Season: 204

Runs: 88/89 (30 groomed)

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

Notes: Because of the time change, lifts hours have changed a bit. The lower mountain lifts will be open 9:30am - 4:30pm and all upper mountain lifts will be open 9:30am - 4:15pm. Closing day is Sunday, April 9.


Taos Ski Valley:

New: 0

Storm: 24

This Week: 24

Base: 85-94

Season: 188

Runs: 110/110 (31 groomed)

Lifts: 14/14

Notes: For the best price on lift tickets, buy online at least 72-hours in advance! Both ridges are open. Closing day is Sunday, April 9.



New: 1

Storm: 9

This Week: 9

Base: 36

Season: 114

Runs: 27/44 (61% of the mountain)

Lifts: 4/6 (Townsite closed)

Notes: Open for Spring Break EVERY DAY through Sunday, March 19. Skiesta, the best party of the year, is back at Pajarito this Saturday. Everyone is invited and encouraged to wear a costume and come out for a day of community fun on the mountain. There are lots of competitions including a giant slalom race, a mogul mash, a jump contest, and costume contest. Get all the info here... And thanks to the all the late-season snow, they are extending the season. They will be open Friday through Sunday until April 2 or as long as snow allows.


Angel Fire:

New: 0

Storm: 25

This Week: 25

Base: 51

Season: 188

Runs:  81/81, 100% of terrain (40 runs groomed)

Lifts: 7/7

Notes: Closing day is this Sunday, March 19. Looking ahead to the summer biking season, Gravity Passes are on sale now, and they’re offering them for the same price as last year through opening day (May 19th). Take advantage of the lowest price of the season and secure your summer downhill riding for: Adult (16+) $375, Teen & Junior (7 - 15) $325, Child (6 & Under) $50, Military (Active or Retired) $325. The Bike Park will open early on Thursday, May 18th, for Gravity Passholders and Angel Fire Resort Members. Lifts will spin Friday-Sunday through May 29th, when they will be open 7 days a week until Labor Day. Then, return to Friday-Sunday operations until October 29th.



New: 4

Storm: 26

This Week: 26

Base: 48

Season: 167

Runs: 36/43

Lifts 6/6

Notes: The annual Cardboard Derby is coming Saturday, March 25. Build your own vessel using ONLY cardboard, duct tape, string or twine, and paint. Race yourself or your team down the mountain for your chance to win one prizes. Get all the info here. And Saturday April 1 is the annual pond skimming contest. Get all the info here. Projected closing date is April 2, but that is not yet confirmed.


Red River:

New: 0

Storm: 17

This Week: 17

Base: 30-36

Season: 103

Runs: 57/64 (27 groomed)

Lifts 6/7 (Silver Chair is closed)

Notes: Two of the three terrain parks are open. Closing day is this Sunday, March 19.


Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 8

This Week: 8

Base: 38

Trails: 43/55

Lifts: 4/9

Notes: Open Sunday, March 19. And then thanks to the recently snowfall, will be open March 25-26 and then will close for the season.  



New: 0

Storm: 21

This Week: 27

Base: 90

Season: 320

Runs: 105/105 (42 trails are groomed)

Lifts: 9/11

Notes: The tubing hill is open Friday and Saturday. High occupancy (4+) parking only in the upper village lot. In terms of the end of the season, they will be open every day through April 9 (1 week later than last year). And they plan to keep Lift 1 turning Saturdays and Sundays through April 23. 


Wolf Creek:

New: 4

Storm: 32

This Week: 32

Base: 142-159

Season: 413

Runs: 100% open.

Lifts: 9/9 (Treasure Stoke, Bonanza, Alberta, Elma, Charity Jane, Raven, Lynx and Nova)

Notes: The Waterfall Area, Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge and Horseshoe Bowl are all open. Lift tickets are at Regular Rates - $85 for Adults, $54 for Seniors & $42 for Children. Projected closing date is Sunday, April 9, but this is not yet confirmed.


Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 5

Storm: 14

This Week: 13

Base: 115

Season: 338

Runs: 55/55

Lifts: 8/8

Notes: The Arizona Gondola provides access to expert terrain only. Intermediate terrain will be accessible via the Grand Canyon Express Chairlift, Sunset Chairlift, and Humphrey’s Chairlift.


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


Report Legend:

Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, TP=Tracked 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.


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. 

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