Peak Snow Report: A Couple Inches New, Bigger Storm Friday Night


Latest Report Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:57 AM

The first of two storms has dropped a little fresh up on the slopes. New snow here is as of Thursday morning. The second storm has more moisture and should hit Friday night and Saturday morning. Here are some highlights: Santa Fe now has most of the mountain… Taos opened the backside under Chair 4 and parts of Highline and West Basin ridges open… Angel Fire has opened Liberation Terrain park and about a third of the mountain front and back… Sipapu has opened a few more runs… Red River is mostly open… Purgatory has nearly all of the mountain open and the tubing hill opens this weekend… Wolf Creek is fully open.

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Sandia Peak:

New: NR

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 9

Season: 25

Notes: Opening date will be determined as snowfall allows.

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Santa Fe:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 30

Season: 49

Runs: 77/86 (90% of the upper and lower mountain open with 22 runs groomed)

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

Notes: 90% of the whole mountain is open. Most of the best blues and blacks are open upper and lower mountain. Lift tickets and passes are now available for purchase online. Grab a Peak Plus Pass or OnePass and ride all winter long at a discounted daily rate. Face coverings are required indoors. If you feel sick or are experiencing COIVD 19 symptoms, please stay home and come back another day.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: 2

Storm: 2

This Week: 2

Base: 38-51

Season: 65

Runs: 74/111 (14 runs groomed)

Lifts: 12/14 (All lifts running the Kachina Peak Lift, and Chair 8)

Notes: The backside is open now with Chair 4 (Kachina Lift) now running. Also, parts of Highline and West Basin Ridge are open.

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Pajarito:

New: NR

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 5

Season: 24

Notes: Opening date will be determined as snowfall allows.

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Angel Fire:

New: 2

Storm: 2

This Week: 2

Base: 22

Season: 45

Runs: 22/81 (37% open. 15 runs groomed.)

Lifts: 7/7

Notes: Liberation Park and its lift is now open for the first time this season. The front side park, Sweet Street is also open. The tubing hill is open too. Now through March 4, when you book 2 nights at The Lodge at Angel Fire you will receive 1 night free! To book, call 800-633-7463.

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Sipapu:

New: 2

Storm: 2

This Week: 2

Base: 18

Season: 36

Runs: 25/43 (4 more runs have opened this week, 60% of the total mountain available)

Lifts: 4

Notes: Check their website for lift ticket deals.

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Red River:

New: 1

Storm: 1

This Week: 1

Base: 20-24

Season: 36

Runs: 48/64 (26 trails groomed each night)

Lifts: 5 (Silver is the only chair closed)

Notes: Tubing opens at 4:30p.

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Ski Apache:

New: 2

Storm: 2

This Week: 2

Base: 8

Season: 8

Runs: 4

Lifts: 3 (Chair 3, 5, Gondola)

Notes: Now open with 4 trails in the beginner area. Open Thursdays through Sundays snow conditions permitting.

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Purgatory:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 40

Season: 130

Runs: 103/105 (98% open. 42 runs groomed)

Lifts: 8/12

Notes: The Inferno Snowcoaster Tubing Hill will open this weekend.Tubing tickets are $15 for one hour for guests ages 3+ and sold at the Columbine ticket office only (not online, ticket office, or Purg Sports Main). All other tickets must be purchased online using your own device. Tickets are not available for purchase at the window. Please proceed to the ticket window with your confirmation email pulled up ready to display the QR code to the ticket agent. They will then give you your Purgatory Card. Buy Now. Paid parking on weekends and holidays has been suspended, however, the Village Lot will be reserved for vehicles with 4+ guests. Guests with 3 or fewer passengers should park in the Columbine or Gelande lots.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 78-89

Season: 217

Runs: 133/133 (100% of the mountain)

Lifts: 9/9

Notes: Lift tickets are only available in-person at the Ticket Office, but no limit on the number of tickets sold. The next College Day is Sunday, Jan. 30. Tickets will be $60 for students with a current class schedule and valid college photo ID. The next Local Appreciation Day is Weds, Feb. 2 where everyone is a Local. Lift tickets are $60 for adults and $41 for seniors and $31 children on Local Appreciation Days.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 3

This Week: 3

Base: 46

Season: 81

Runs: 40/48 (83% of the mountain)

Lifts: 8/8

Notes: Check the website for lift ticket deals. Note that some Power Passes give you days at Snowbowl.

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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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