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Updated: Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 a.m.
Next Update: Later this week...
Most of last week's powder is skied off, but there is plenty of packed powder and groomed runs everywhere. With the warm temps this week, you'll want to dress in layers, grab the sunscreen and hit the groomed runs first. Here are some highlights for this week weekend:
- Sandia re-opens Friday now through Monday.
- Pajarito open Wednesday through Monday and has weekday ticket deals and the Crazy Mother terrain park is open.
- Angel Fire has an NMX rail jam Saturday night.
- Red River has a rail jam, torchlight parade and fireworks Saturday night.
- Sipapu has weekday ticket deals and the February Fun Fest this weekend.
- Purgatory has the iHeart Purg event this weekend.
|Notes: Now open Friday through Sunday. Tram access is available to the ski area. You can still save money on your tickets in two ways. The Peak Plus card is $69 and saves you $25 off on your daily ticket at Sandia or Santa Fe. The Six Pack of Fun is also still available for $369 which is 6 transferable all day tickets. Will be open Monday, February 15 for President's Day.|
|Notes: The Boneyard Terrain Park is open. You can still save money on your tickets in two ways. The Peak Plus card is $69 and saves you $25 off on your daily ticket at Sandia or Santa Fe. The Six Pack of Fun is also still available for $369 which is 6 transferable all day tickets.|
|Taos Ski Valley|
|Notes: All green and most blue runs are groomed every night. Both Ridges are open and the Kachina Peak Lift is open too. Save up to 25% on your next visit by purchasing your lift tickets online at SkiTaos.com.|
|Notes: Open Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesdays are Car Load Days, where everyone in one car (up to six people) will skis or rides for $99. Thursdays are Local Appreciation Days, where tickets are $39 for adults, teens and seniors (a $10 savings), and $29 for kids. The Townsite Lift and terrain under it are open every Saturday and Sunday. Pajarito's biggest terrain park, Crazy Mother, is now open for the first time in three years! With multiple jumps and one of the largest tabletops in the state, this park includes the mountain's biggest features.|
|Notes: This Saturday night is a NM(X) Sports rail jam from 5-7p.|
|Notes: 4 terrain parks open with 29 total features. Weekday ticket deals: Two for one Tuesday, Car Load Day on Wednesday (where up to 6 ski or ride for $50 total) and Local Appreciation Thursday (adult and teen tickets are $25 and kids tickets are $15). This weekend is the February Fun Fest celebration and includes a giant snow castle, mountain-wide treasure hunt, and costume contest and parade, with heaps of fantastic prizes.|
|Notes: Both terrain parks are open. This Saturday night there is a rail jam, torchlight parade and fireworks for President's Day weekend.|
|Notes: Apache Bowl is open and both terrain parks are open too.|
|Notes: Now open Thursday through Sundays for guided only skiing (limit of 80 people per day). Will also be open Monday, Feb 15 for President's Day.|
|Notes: 3 of 3 terrain parks open and 3 of 3 Nordic trails.|
|Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)|
|Notes: 33 features available in the 3 terrain parks. Discounted Tickets are available online. Purchase them in advance on the website and save up to 35%!|
|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
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, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.
Photo Tips for Skiers USA Today ran a great article to help you get good ski/snowboard photos. Check out the full story at USA Today's site here.
What's New This Season?
There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2014-2015 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved for the new season.
Here are some links that you may find helpful:
Ski New Mexico
Colorado Ski Country
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 Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.
Summer Season Info:
New Mexico Rafting Companies:
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, (800) 879-9035
Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181
New Wave Rafting Co., (800) 984-1444
Far Flung Adventures, (800) 359-2627
Known World Rafting Adventures, (800) 983-7756
Native Sons Adventures, (800) 753-7559
Santa Fe Rafting Co., (888) 988-4914