Snowsports

Sipapu opens a snowy trail Friday

'First ski resort to open in New Mexico – sixteen years in a row'

By Yvonne Pesquera
socialmedia@taosnews.com
Posted 11/13/18

Even before the Veterans Day snowstorm, the resort had scheduled this opening date. The Sunday night dump of 13 inches has only made opening conditions sweeter.

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Snowsports

Sipapu opens a snowy trail Friday

'First ski resort to open in New Mexico – sixteen years in a row'

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Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort opens Friday (Nov. 16). Lift 5, the Jackalope Lift, starts turning at 9 a.m., serving the intermediate blue run Thumper. Early season lift ticket prices are available.

Even before the Veterans Day snowstorm, the resort had scheduled this opening date. The Sunday night dump of 13 inches has only made opening conditions sweeter – with a reported base of 31 inches so far.

The resort reports that the cold has been conducive for around-the-clock snowmaking. "We are the first ski resort to open in New Mexico – sixteen years in a row," wrote John Paul Bradley, mountain manager, on Sipapu's blog.

This excitement for snowsports is expected from the ski resort; they are often the last to close for the season as well.

Widely known in the community as a 'local's hill,' Sipapu boasts many pricing specials ranging among 2-for-1, carloads, kids' deals, beginner packages, and senior specials that begin as young as sixty years of age.

In August, Sipapu held an open house for community members to announce its future expansion plans for winter and summer activities. For the present, snowsport enthusiasts enjoy a new restaurant, a new lodge-like entry, and completely renovated, multi-stall restrooms.

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