Updated: 9/28/2017 5:08 PM

There is fresh snow in the high mountains of New Mexico and Southern Colorado! In some cases, it’s the first snow of the season. It’s a perfect backdrop to start thinking about snow season.

This weekend is the unofficial start of winter with the Sport Systems Avalanche Snow Show and Ski and Board Sale. Most resorts are offering exclusive ticket packs and deals that you won't be able to get anywhere else and are available this weekend only.

You can also get incredible deals on last year's model gear and great deals on this season's new gear. Many of the gear specials are better than the swap later this season and your get service from Sport Systems! Get all the details at the Sport Systems Facebook page.

The Sport Systems Avalanche Sale and Snow Show is at Montgomery and Louisiana and runs Friday from 10a-7p, Saturday from 10a-6p and Sunday from Noon-5p. Friday night there is also a movie premier for Arbor Snowboards Cosa Nostra.

In addition to all the deals from individual resorts (listed below), there is a deal available from NMX Sports. The NMX Ski Card gets you tickets and discounts at 15 ski areas plus Sport Systems. The card is just $99 at the show (regularly $149). And sales of the card help NMX Sports.

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Sandia Peak

No information available on show offers.

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Santa Fe

No information available on show offers.

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Taos Ski Valley

Taos Cards are for sale at the show for $50 for adults and $35 for teens. are also for sale. This card gives you discounts on tickets throughout the season, with a few exceptions. There is also summer pricing available for the Kachina Pass, the Value Pass, the Youth Pass, the Zia Pass and the Senior and Military Passes. You can get your photo Taos Card or Season Pass photos taken at the show.

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Pajarito

Stop by Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito! They are also selling the Power Pass which offers unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu, Purgatory, Ski Hesperus and Arizona Snowbowl. In addition, discounted tickets, punch cards and season passes are also available at the show, some with discounts.

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Angel Fire

No information available on show offers.

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Sipapu

Stop by Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito! They are also selling the Power Pass which offers unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu, Purgatory, Ski Hesperus and Arizona Snowbowl. In addition, discounted tickets, punch cards and season passes are also available at the show, some with discounts.

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Red River

No information available on show offers.

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Ski Apache

No information available on show offers.

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Purgatory

Stop by Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito! They are also selling the Power Pass which offers unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu, Purgatory, Ski Hesperus and Arizona Snowbowl. In addition, discounted tickets, punch cards and season passes are also available at the show, some with discounts.

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Wolf Creek

Offering 20% off all season passes. Prices are only good through Sunday, Oct. 8.

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Silverton Mountain

 No information available on show offers.

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Telluride

Offering special show pricing on all seasons passes. Will also have  special 6-day, 10-day ad T-card passes.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)

Stop by Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito! They are also selling the Power Pass which offers unlimited access to Pajarito, Sipapu, Purgatory, Ski Hesperus and Arizona Snowbowl. In addition, discounted tickets, punch cards and season passes are also available at the show, some with discounts.

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