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Current Snow Report:

Updated: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, 6:13 PM

This is turning out to be pretty good storm for the mountains! New snow here is as of Sunday night and includes totals from overnight Saturday and during the day on Sunday.

Here are some highlights: Sandia open Saturdays and Sundays with the beginner area… Taos has opened green trails on the backside… Angel Fire has the backside open and free night skiing… Sipapu has opened 2 more trails… Red River has opened another trail… Purgatory has opened more of the backside now includes the Legends… Wolf Creek has 98% of terrain and College Day on Sunday.


Sandia Peak

New: 4.5

Storm: 4.5

This Week: 4.5

This Season: 11.5

Base: 14

Lifts 2/5

Runs: 1

Open Saturdays and Sundays and holidays. The Beginner Trail and the Cubby Corner Children’s Center are open with the Beginner Chair #4 and the Mitey Mite. All facilities are open including the Double Eagle Cafe, Sandia Peak Sports Shop, and the Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop. The ski area can ONLY be accessed via Highway 536. Will open additional terrain and Tram access as snowfall permits. Special Lift Ticket Rates: Beginner Lift, $35, Beginner Lift with Peak Plus Card: $10.


Santa Fe

New: 10

Storm: 10

This Week: 10

This Season: 22

Base: 27

Lifts: 4/7 (Quad plus beginner lifts. Sierra Double open on weekends)

Runs: 15 (Some of the key ones: All of Midland, Lower Broadway, Lower Gayway, Davey Lane, Easy Street, Pine Flats, Chipmunk Corner)

Several blue runs open in addition to lots of green trails. Midland and Broadway are open off the quad. Lower Gayway open off the Sierra Double. The beginner area is open too.


Taos Ski Valley

New: 7

Storm: 7

This Week: 7

Base: 18

This Season: 13

Lifts: 9/15 (Lift 1, Lift 2, Lift 8, Pioneer and beginner lifts)

Runs: 17/113 (first black of the season and 2 more trails opened on the backside!)

Groomed: 17

Surface: P/PP/MM

Now open, “Around the World” from the backside which is Honeysuckle, Winkelreid, and Rubezahl from the top through the backside and back to the front base area, but no backside chairs are open yet. Zagava is also now open, the first black diamond of the season. The upper front side is open with several runs off Lift 2. Lift 8 has also opened. And Lift 1 open with Whitefeather, Whitefeather Gully, Powderhorn, Powderhorn Gully. The Pioneer Lift and beginner terrain around it is also open.



New: 5

Storm: 5

This Week: 5

This Season: 9

Trails: 3/44 (Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area)

Lifts: 2 (Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift)

Open Friday through Monday this weekend.  Tickets are $24 for everyone.


Angel Fire

New: 5

Storm: 5

This Week: 5

This Season: 26

Trails Open: 11/82 

Lifts Open: 6/7

The back side of the mountain has opened with 4 green trails under the Southwest Flyer chair.  Lift 1 and Heading Home open from the top to the base on the front side. The beginner area as is the tubing hill and the Nightrider Terrain Park is also open. For the rest of the season, night skiing is free with the purchase of a daytime ticket.

Coming up: January 25-27 is the Big Ol' Texas Weekend. A weekend that celebrates the Texas way. Activities including live music by Whiskey and Powder artists, Texas Hold’em Tourney, Big Texan Steak Eating Challenge and more.



New: 10

Storm: 10

This Week: 10

Base: 18

Lifts: 4/6 (Including Lift 1 to the top).

Runs: 14/43 (4 green, 9 blue, 1 advanced)

Surface: P/PP//MG/MM

Midweek Specials are underway! Buy your favorites like 2 for 1 Tuesdays, Car Load, and Local Appreciation Days online before they sell out. Buy Now.

Through this Sunday, January 21, one child or teen skis FREE with each full-day full-price adult lift ticket purchase. Learn More.

This Saturday, January 20th features the 7th annual King of the Hill Terrain Park Competition. This winter the event takes place at Don Diego Terrain Park with big prizes in both men's and women's divisions, including Best Female Skier/Boarder, Best Male Skier/Boarder, plus $100 cash prize for Best Trick. The competition culminates with crowning King and Queen of the Mountain. Find out more at NMXSports. And then Sunday, January 21 USASA competitors come to the Don Diego Slopestyle Competition and the SW Freeride Series. Follow all details on USASA website.


Red River

New: 10

Storm: 10

This Week: 10

Base: 20-24

This Season: 21

Lifts: 5/7 (Including Platinum Chair to midway and the Copper chair to the top)

Runs: 20/60 (1 more run has opened!)

Groomed: 19

Surface: P/PP/MM/HP

Top to bottom skiing (1600 vertical) available on 20 runs including blue terrain off the Platinum Chair and the Copper chair to the top. Gold Rush Hill and the teaching terrain are open along with the tubing hill.  The Pot O Gold and Hollywood terrain parks are open with 22 features.


Ski Apache

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

This Season: 20

Now open with 3 trails in the beginner area. The Gondola is also open to the top for sight seeing.



New: 10

Storm: 10

This Week: 10

Base: 25-36

This Season: 47

Lifts: 10/10 (All front side chairs and Chair 3, 5 and Legends on the backside)

Runs: 68/99

Groomed: 24

The Legends Chair on the backside is now open with several trails under it. In addition, Chair 5 on the backside has opened.

The one, two, FREE special is back: Starting at just $74, the package includes 2 days of beginner lift tickets, rental gear, and full-day beginner group lessons. On the third day, receive a FREE lift ticket, 50% off rental gear and 50% group lessons. Then, get a discount card for the remainder of the season.

NEW! Who skis FREE everyday: Kids 7 and under, 4th graders (Proof of grade required), Guests ages 80+.


Wolf Creek

New: 23

Storm: 23

This Week: 23

Base: 29

This Season: 90

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 77/78 (98% of terrain)

Surface: P/PP/MG

Most of the main trails on the mountain are open. Watch for and expect unmarked obstacles.  Water Fall Area, Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl are all open.

Sunday, January 21st is College Day where lift tickets are reduced to $48 for students with a current, printed class schedule and valid college photo ID.


Silverton Mountain

Opening date still TBD.



New: 9

Storm: 9

This Week: 9

Base: 20-30

This Season: 51

Lifts: 11/16

Runs: 31/148 (4 more trails just opened)

Groomed: 23


Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: 11

Storm: 11

This Week: 11

Base: 15-25

This Season: 29

Lifts: 8/8 (Including Grand Canyon Express and the brand new Hart Prairie Quad)

Runs: 20/55 (3 more trails just opened)

Groomed: 15

Parks: 2/3 open

Another run has opened.


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


Report Legend: Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, CS=Corn Snow, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.


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.