Updated: 2/21/2017 7:28 AM

A little bit of fresh President’s Powder to kick off the week. Storm totals here are for the Saturday through Monday morning storm. It will be warming up this week, so expect some soft snow especially in the base areas.

Here are some highlights for this weekend: Sandia Peak open Friday through Sunday… Santa Fe has opened the terrain park... Taos has most chutes open and the Kachina Peak Lift running... Pajarito has weekday ticket deals and Telebration on Saturday and Sunday... Angel Fire has the Marti Gras celebration Friday through Tuesday… Sipapu has weekday ticket deals… Red River has Marti Gras in the Mountain is on this Thursday through next Tuesday… Purgatory has week-day ticket deals… Wolf Creek has Local Appreciation Day on Wednesday.

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Sandia Peak 

New: 0

Storm: 1

This Week:  1

Base: 26

This Season: 65

Lifts: 4/5

Runs: 39/39

Groomed: 25

Surface: PP/MG

Open Fridays through Sundays. 100% of the terrain is open. Deals: Get the Peak Plus Card. It's $75 and you save $25 off your daily ticket at Sandia Peak or Santa Fe. (Peak Plus Card does not apply to beginner lift only tickets). 

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Santa Fe

New: 0

Storm: 2

This Week:  2

Base: 75

This Season: 110

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

Runs: 83/83

Groomed: 40

Surface: P/PP/MG

The terrain park is now open for the season. Deals: There are two ways to save money on you lift tickets. Get the Peak Plus Card. It's $75 and you save $25 off your daily ticket at Sandia Peak or Santa Fe. (Peak Plus Card does not apply to beginner lift only tickets). You can also buy the Six Pack of Fun for $389, which is 6 fully transferable adult tickets. This pack saves you $11 on each of the 6 adult tickets used.

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Taos Ski Valley

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week:  0

Base: 84

This Season: 144

Lifts: 14/15

Runs: 111/113

Groomed: 20

Surface: PP/MG

The Kachina Peak Lift is open as conditions and weather allow. All the chutes are open now on a rotating basis.

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Pajarito

New: 0

Storm: 3

This Week:  3

Base: 46

This Season: 104

Lifts: 4/6

Runs: 33/44

Groomed: 12

Surface: PP/MG

Open Wednesday through Sunday. The Townsite Lift and the terrain under it is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Save money on weekdays... Car Load Wednesdays (where up to five guests in one car ski for just $99 total!) and Local Appreciation Thursdays when lift tickets are $39 for adults and teens. This weekend it’s Telebration on Saturday and Sunday withclinics, gear demos and the best telemark instructional crew in the region, the Telenators. Day-of registration starts 8:30 a.m. in the Lodge.

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Angel Fire

New: 0

Storm: 1

This Week:  1

Base: 28

This Season: 109       

Lifts: 6/7

Runs: 64/81

Groomed: 25

Surface: PP/MG

86% of the mountain is open now. The Marti Gras Celebration starts on Friday and runs through next Tuesday, Feb. 28. There is daily live music, colorful beads, great food and much more!

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Sipapu

New: 0

Storm: 4

This Week:  4

Base: 38

Lifts: 6/6

Runs: 43/43

Surface: P/PP/MG

Coming up: Parents Ski Free Week, February 27-March 4. Deals: There are several ways to save money: There are two for one Tuesdays, Carload Wednesdays (where up to 5 ski or ride for $50 total) and Local Appreciation Thursdays (where adult and teen tickets are $25, kids tickets are $15) nearly every week through early March. Also, kids 6 and younger, 4th graders, 5th graders (report card required) and guests ages 40, 60 or 70 years and better ski FREE everyday. In addition, active military members ski FREE, just bring your active military I.D. to the ticket window and receive a FREE lift ticket.

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Red River

New: 0

Storm: 3

This Week:  3

Base: 50

This Season: 107.5

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 60/60

Groomed: 25

Surface: PP/MG

100% of the mountain is open. The Pot O Gold and Hollywood terrain parks are open. Every Saturday night there is a torchlight parade and fireworks. Marti Gras in the Mountain is on this Thursday through next Tuesday. There are parades, crawfish boils, costume balls, and beads! You'll want to be here for all of the excitement of the Krewe Krawl, the Burning of the Wild Loup-garou, the Annual Drink Making Contest, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks.

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Ski Apache

New: 0

Storm: 6

This Week:  6

Base: 54

This Season: 59

Lifts: 11/11

Runs: 57/57

Surface: P/PP/MG

All of the mountain open and one park is open.

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Purgatory

New: 0

Storm: 7

This Week:  7

Base: 70

This Season: 213

Lifts: 9/10

Runs: 94/94

Groomed: 26

Get some great deals on weekday tickets when you buy online only. 2 for 1 Tuesdays, Carload Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, & more!  You must purchase online at skipurg.com, 48 hours in advance for the special prices. Go here to learn more!

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Wolf Creek

New: 0

Storm: 9

This Week:  9

Base: 115

This Season: 348

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 77/77

Surface: P/PP

100% of the mountain available including Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge, Horseshoe Bowl and the Waterfall Area. The next fun race is this Sunday, February 19th. Wednesday February 22nd is Local Appreciation Day where lift tickets are just $44 for adults, $27 for seniors and $24 for children.

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Silverton Mountain

New: 0

Storm: 9

This Week:  9

Base: 70-140

Lifts: 1/1

Runs: 69/69

Open Thursday through Sunday for guided-only skiing and boarding.

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Telluride

New: 0

Storm: 3

This Week:  3

Base: 57

This Season: 221

Lifts: 15/16

Runs: 142/147

Groomed: 55

2 of 3 parks open now.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: 0

Storm: 16

This Week:  16

Base: 92

This Season: 258

Lifts: 8/8

Runs: 46/46

Groomed: 31

On Sat., Feb. 25, some of the best local skiers and riders compete in the 3rd Annual Cacti Jam! Check out our other upcoming spring events like the Cardboard Derby, the Backcountry Awareness Fundraiser and the Bushwood Open.

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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, 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.

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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 Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.