Three weeks into November, we’re still waiting for the skies to drop some powder on our favorite New Mexico ski areas. Last year, New Mexico slopes saw more than 300 inches of snow, and typically, by this time of year, we’ve already had a couple of snowstorms throughout the state. Several areas in NM have their beginner areas open. For those of you looking for the steep stuff, take advantage of the extra weekend to hunt for some deals, wax your skis and boards, and get your bags ready. When that snow does hit, we will be ready to take full advantage.
New Mexico ski areas will be prepared to offer a great experience to visitors. Snowmaking allows the resorts to supplement natural snow for a smooth ride regardless of precipitation. New Mexico ski areas have state of the art systems which means a week of cool temperatures and consistent snowmaking can provide good base prepared for skiers and snowboarders which the resort can build upon throughout the season in addition to natural snowfall.
Tentative opening dates for New Mexico ski areas are listed below, with Sipapu, Red River and Taos open for the holiday weekend. Come enjoy a few turns!
Sipapu – Open
Red River Ski & Summer Area – November 22, 2017
Taos Ski Valley – November 23, 2017
Angel Fire – December 8, 2017
Ski Santa Fe – December 9, 2017
Ski Apache – December 15, 2017
Pajarito Mountain –December 16, 2017
Sandia Peak – December 16, 2017