Peak Snow Report: All Resorts Closed, Colorado "Might" Re-Open


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Latest Report Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:53 AM

The season came to an abrupt end on Sunday with Santa Fe, Taos, and Red River closing to help combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus). And Purgatory and Wolf Creek closed at the order of the Colorado governor. There is a possibility that Purgatory and Wolf Creek could reopen after next Sunday, as their closure right now is just for one week (until March 22). On Monday of this week Angel Fire closed for the season. And Pajarito, Sipapu and Arizona Snowbowl closed on Tuesday.

Here’s part of what Ben Abruzzo from Ski Santa Fe wrote to us: “While it is certainly possible to ski and ride while maintaining the recommended distance from one another, the reality is that lift lines, restrooms, food facilities, the rental shop and our social nature make social distancing at a ski area nearly impossible. Communities, businesses and governments have begun to face the necessity that sometimes drastic measures are needed to combat the crisis that is facing all of us. I want nothing more than to remain open and to enjoy a few more weeks of spring skiing, but the collective health and safety of our community must come first.”

Highlights: Angel Fire open through today (Monday)… Pajarito and Sipapu still open daily. Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff) open daily too.

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Sandia Peak:

Base: 32

This Season: 78

Closed for the season. Closed a little earlier than expected due to warm temps and rain on the mountain.

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Santa Fe:

Base: 67

This Season: 169

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Taos Ski Valley:

Base: 83

This Season: 170

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Pajarito:

Base: 26

This Season: 76

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Angel Fire:

Base: 48

This Season: 183

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Sipapu:

Base: 32

This Season: 111

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Red River:

Base: 46

Season: 116

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Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 4

Base: 38

Season: 105

Runs: 45/55

Lifts: 4/8

Closing date: March 22

Open daily through this coming Sunday.

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Purgatory:

New: 0

Storm: 11

This Week: 14

Base: 61

Season: 158

Runs: 0/105, 46 groomed

Lifts: 0/12

Operations suspended until March 22. Get additional information here.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 10

This Week: 26

Base: 84

This Season: 299

Lifts: 0

Runs: 0/133 (100% of terrain including Waterfall area, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl).

Operations suspended until March 22. Get additional information here.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

Base: 72

This Season: 189

A brand new Agassiz Lift coming next season. Read all the info here.

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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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