Peak Snow Report: A Little New Snow, Maybe More Tomorrow

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Latest Report Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:37 AM

A little new snow at a few resorts overnight. New snow here is as of Wednesday morning. And it looks like maybe another chance on Thursday night and then maybe some more Saturday.

The highlights: Sandia Peak reopens Friday through Sunday… Santa Fe has two new ways to save money... Taos has 2 terrain parts open and both ridges and the Junior Freeride event through Sunday… Pajarito has Telelbration this weekend… Angel Fire has the Marti Gras celebration starting Friday… Purgatory has another benefit day Sunday… Wolf Creek has College day on Sunday.

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Sandia Peak:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 47

This Season: 75

Lifts: 4/4

Runs: 35/35 19 runs groomed

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

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Santa Fe:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 80

This Season: 154

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

Runs: 86/87 (99% of terrain). 36 runs groomed.

There are two new ways to save money... on weekdays only, you can buy one get one half off. And then you can play 2 days for $150 (2 day lift tickets and rentals). FYI, regular adult lift tickets are $84 this season.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: T

Storm: T

This Week: T

Base: 71

This Season: 151

Lifts: 13/14 (Kachina Peak lift is now open weather permitting)

Runs: 110/110, 35 groomed

2 terrain parks are open and West Basin Ridge and Highline Ridge are open for hiking.

The Taos Junior Freeride Competition is on this week Wednesday through Sunday (February 19-23). In this event, freeriders are scored based on line choice, fluidity, technique, control, and style as they navigate through natural terrain featuring trees, steeps, cliffs, chutes, drops and gullies where they are rewarded for using the terrain creatively. Showcasing their skills in Taos's famed terrain, this next generation of rippers are redefining the sport of Freeride.

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Pajarito:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 37

This Season: 70

Lifts: 5/6 (Townsite lift closed)

Runs: 32/44 (70% open, all runs except for those under the Townsite Lift)

Open Wednesday through Sunday this week.

This weekend it’s Telelbration where they celebrate all things Telemark with clinics, gear demos and the best (and most fun!) Tele instructional crew in the Rocky Mountain Region, the Telenators. All ability levels are welcome. This annual event features clinics by some of the highest level instructors in the region. Day of registration: Saturday & Sun starting at 8:30 in the lodge.Clinic:$45 for one day, $60 for the weekend.Specials participant lift ticket price: $35/day (at the business office).

Pajarito is offering discounted lift tickets for those that plan ahead - with savings of up to 50% if you nab your tickets early. Acquire your ticket by midnight the night before you want ski or ride and save. There are limited quantities.

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Angel Fire:

New: 4

Storm: 4

This Week: 4

Base: 47

This Season: 163

Runs: 81/82 (100% of the mountain open)

Lifts: 7/7

Liberation Park and lift is open.

The Hal’s Pals Marti Gras celebration is Friday through Wednesday (Feb 21-26). Celebrate Mardi Gras with live music, colorful beads, and great food. Eat, drink, catch some beads, enjoy the Mardi Gras Day parade and more. Check out the full schedule here.

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Sipapu:

New: 1

Storm: 1

This Week: 1

Base: 36

This Season: 102

Runs: 43/43 (100% of the mountain open)

Lifts: 6/6 (Lift 4 now open for the first time this season)

The Lloyd Bolander Memorial Pine Cup Race is Sunday, February 23rd! This best of two runs, giant slalom fun race is open to skiers and snowboarders. The race costs $25 to compete and is open to all who are able to comfortably ski intermediate terrain. Participants must wear a helmet and goggles and sign a release to compete. This race celebrates the founder of Sipapu.

Buy lift tickets online for as low as $29, but have to buy 48 hours in advance.

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Red River:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 46

Season: 96

Runs: 62/63, 27 trails groomed

Lifts: 7/7

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Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 38

Season: 95

Runs: 37/55

Lifts: 3/8 (Chairs 3, 4, 5)

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Purgatory:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 46

Season: 139

Runs: 104/105, 46 groomed

Lifts: 6/12

Buy lift tickets online at least 48 hours in advance and save up to 60%!

Get reduced priced tickets this Sunday, Feb. 23, on Community Benefit Day #2, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado. Take your turns while giving back! Purchase lift tickets online, by Friday evening.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 68

This Season: 261

Lifts: 9

Runs: 133/133 (100% of terrain including Waterfall area, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl).

This Sunday is another College Day where lift tickets are just $54 for students with a current, printed class schedule and valid college photo ID.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 52

This Season: 147

Runs: 38/48

Lifts: 7/8 (Agassiz lift closed for mechanical repairs. May be closed at least week or longer.)

College Days happen 2/10 – 2/14! All college students, faculty and staff can get $49 walk-up lift tickets plus $4 beers. Learn More

Get the best price on lift tickets when you buy online at least 48 hours in advance. Buy Now.

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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, 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.

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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. 

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