Just south of Taos (and north of Santa Fe), Sipapu has been welcoming snowriders of all ages since 1952. A family ski area from the start, the last decade has seen a number of lift and trail improvements, as well as renovations to the historic base lodge along the Rio Pueblo. Boasting the longest season in the state (first to open, last to close), Sipapu serves up a lot of things we love, and here are just a few of them:
Everyone Knows Your Name
At least, they will after your first or second visit. Sipapu is very much a family mountain; while it attracts families from all over the Southwest, it is also a fraternity of long-time employees. From the lift-lines to the lodge, this mountain is full of friendly faces, everywhere, who are very pleased to have you as their guest.
The Terrain is Underrated
Beginners and burgeoning intermediates have a lot to smile about at Sipapu, with their very own dedicated quad chairlift running from the base area. This leaves the rest of the upper mountain, and it’s stashes, wide open for those willing to explore. The glade riding from Chair #4 is some of the finest in the state, and hidden chutes and tree passes literally cover the mountain (if you know where to look). Indecision (far skier’s right from the top of Chair #1) may be one of the most unknown steep shots in all the Southwest.
The Price is Right
At just $45 for an adult all-day lift ticket (and with group ticket deals that rotate almost daily), Sipapu is not only New Mexico’s cheapest lift ticket, it is also it’s greatest value. From free lessons to free lodging, Sipapu has something for any ability or age group to make their ski day (or winter vacation) easier on the wallet. Check out just some of their offerings right over here: https://www.sipapunm.com/specials-winter