New Mexico Ski Areas to Open After Recent Snowfall

"...for the skiers and boarders who were about to give up on New Mexico snow for the season, here is the latest report from areas around New Mexico."

Date December 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Author Braden Anderson

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Business Community Culture Entertainment & Nightlife Family Local News & Sports Lodging & Travel Outdoors & Recreation

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I’m an optimistic guy.  I mean, I live in one of the best cities in the world for adventure sports.  I make my home at the foot of one of the Southwest’s best ski areas, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who take snow sports as seriously as I do.  That’s why I found myself feeling somewhat disenchanted with the unseasonably warm weather we had been experiencing so far this winter.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the sporting options that warmer weather allows, but knowing that I could still technically be doing yardwork or fixing my car left me really looking forward to some snow.

Well, the yardwork can wait.  Unless you were out of town or simply trying to sleep off Saturday night, chances are you woke up to a very different view of Santa Fe on Sunday morning.  A view that gets the hearts of snow sports enthusiuasts pumping wildly.  Now, this could easily turn into a poetic piece about how serene and peaceful Santa Fe looks under a fresh coat of powder, but why waste time looking at the fresh snow?  You know as well as I do the best way to enjoy it is to grab your gear and head for the lifts.

So for the skiers and boarders who were about to give up on New Mexico snow for the season, here is the latest report from areas around New Mexico.  Angel Fire, Sipapu, Taos, and Santa Fe all reported over foot of new snow out of this storm .  Congrats to Ski Santa Fe for having (or reporting anyway) some of the most snow in New Mexico with a 23’’ base and 16’’ fresh, with an opening date set for Saturday, December 15th.  Opening dates coming right up, so check below for openings, snowfall reports, and even videos from the mountain.  All information compiled from SkiNewMexico.com.

Opening dates for New Mexico ski areas:

CURRENTLY OPEN:
Sipapu

DECEMBER 13th:
Taos

DECEMBER 14th:
Angel Fire
Red River (tentative)
Enchanted Forest XC
Ski Apache

DECEMBER 15th:
Sandia Peak
Ski Santa Fe

“Mid-December” (Tentative):
Pajarito

DECEMBER 26th:
Valle Calderas

 

A current video report from Sipapu:


For more NM ski area videos click HERE.

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