Edge Snow Report

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Current Snow Report:

Updated: Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 6:51 AM

The ski season is underway in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. And 3 more resorts coming online this week.

Some highlights: Sipapu is the first to open in NM and now open through the weekend and more terrain on Saturday… Purgatory opens Saturday with front side terrain… Wolf Creek has been open for several weeks and is now open daily. Next week several resorts come online including Santa Fe, Taos, Red River and Ski Apache.


Sandia Peak

Last Storm: 10

This Season: 10

Scheduled to open Saturday, December 22.


Santa Fe

Last Storm: 15

This Week: 15

This Season: 35

Base: 20

Will open on Thursday, November 22 with 65% of the upper and lower mountain on a 20 inch base. The specific trails to be open will be announced closer to Thanksgiving.  Conditions are powder, packed powder, and machine groomed snow.  All chair lifts will be open including the Millennium Triple Chair, Tesuque Peak Triple Chair, Super Chief Quad Chair, and Sierra Double Chair. Normal lift ticket rates will be in effect.


Taos Ski Valley

Last Storm: 14

This Season: 35

Scheduled opening day is Thursday, November 22.



Last Storm: 6

This Season: 13

Scheduled opening, Friday, December 21


Angel Fire

Last Storm: 13

This Season: 34

Open for the season on Friday, December 14.



Last Storm: 12

Base: 16

This Season: 31

Lifts: 4

Trails: 3/48

Open daily through this Sunday, November 25. Lift 5 (Jackalope), Lift 2 and the ski school magic carpet with access to Thumper, an intermediate trail, and Lower Bambi, a beginner trail. Along with 4 terrain park features. In addition, top to bottom skiing on Lift 1 with access to Sassafras and Butterfly. Early season lift ticket prices are valid through December 15th. Prices are $39 for adults (ages 24-59), $34 for students (ages 13-23), and $29 for seniors (61+) and children (ages 11-12). 5th graders and younger get a FREE season pass! Learn more.


Red River

Last Storm: 18

This Season: 30

Opens for the season this Wednesday, November 21 (Winter Tubing opening day Tuesday, November 20).


Ski Apache

Storm: NR

Scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 21.



Storm: 0

This Season: 21

Now open daily with top to bottom skiing on the front side with the runs Westfork, Upper Demon, Lower Demon, El Diablo, and The Bank. Lifts 1 and 2 are open. Tickets as low as $39 when you buy online at least 2 days in advance. Click here to buy yours.


Wolf Creek

New: 0

Storm: 0

New Last  Week: 3

Base: 27

This Season: 61

Lifts: 7/7

Runs: 90% of terrain.

Surface: PP/MG

Now open daily. Lift tickets are $72 for adults, $43 for seniors and $37 for children.


Silverton Mountain

New: NR

Steady October snowstorms and cold temps have blanketed Silverton Mountain. So far this season Silverton Mountain has seen 246% of average snowfall. Silverton will be open with single run and 6 run heli skiing/boarding starting November 24 this year. The lift fires up on 12/27, but the chairlift is available for rent also starting on 11/24.



Last Storm: 4

On track for an opening on Thursday, November 22.


Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

New: 0

This Season: 9

Now open with the Grand Canyon Express chairlift, Arizona’s only high-speed six-person lift, will be open from 9am to 4pm, providing access to four intermediate trails including Midway Catwalk, Logjam, Wild Turkey, and Round Up, plus three terrain park features. Little Spruce, the conveyor lift, will offer access to beginner terrain on Hart Prairie, the largest beginner area in the southwest.


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.


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