Edge Snow Report: A Bluebird Weekend With Lots of Groomers

Latest Report Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2023 8:07 AM

Nice bluebird days for the weekend. Storm totals are Monday night through Wednesday morning. Great conditions and terrain thanks to all the snow last week. Here are some highlights: Taos has the Winter Wine Festival… Pajarito will is open Saturday and Sunday… Angel Fire has opened a bunch more runs and has Kids Ski Free month… Sipapu opens more runs and commemorates 70 years of operations on this Saturday... Ski Apache opens a bunch of runs and is open through the weekend.

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Sandia Peak:

Not open this season. The Tram is open 9am-8pm (last Tram up), Wednesday thru Monday. For the restaurant, visit ten3tram.com for information. Weather can occur unexpectedly on the mountain causing delays/closures. Tram status is listed at SandiaPeak.com.

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Santa Fe:

New: 0

Storm: 5

This Week: 5 (55 last week)

Base: 56

Season: 96

Runs: 86/88 (28 groomed)

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

Notes: You can save money with the Peak Plus Pass. Receive $25 off an age-appropriate all-day all-mountain ticket. Purchase your Peak Plus Pass for $79.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: 0

Storm: 1

This Week: 1 (31 last week)

Base: 47

Runs: 101/110 (15 more trails just opened this weekend, 17 groomed)

Lifts: 11/14 (Kachina Peak chair is still closed)

Notes: For the best price on lift tickets, buy online at least 72-hours in advance! Both ridges are open. The 36th Annual Taos Winter Wine Festival is on Thursday through Sunday. There are lots of events featuring the culinary artistry found in Taos’ many excellent restaurants coupled with some of the finest wineries from around the country. Over 30 national wineries come to Taos to partner with the area's best restaurants in a variety of events including Grand and Reserve Tastings, chefs' luncheons, winery seminars, and wine dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting in TAOS Valley Ski where restaurants and wineries serve samples of their best food and wine. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Pajarito:

New: 0

Storm: 1

This Week: 1 (30 last week)

Base: 24

Season: 58

Runs: 27/44

Lifts: 5/6 (Townsite closed)

Notes: Will re-open this coming Saturday and Sunday. All tickets need to be purchased online at www.pajarito.ski as they will not have ticket cashiers available onsite. Lifts will run 9 am – 4 pm.  They still need employees, including lift operators, ticket scanners, food and beverage help and more. Visit the job board an apply today! https://www.pajarito.ski/employment/.

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Angel Fire:

New: 2

Storm: 6

This Week: 6 (19 last week)

Base: 34

Season: 100

Runs:  71/81, 87% of terrain (37 runs groomed)

Lifts: 7/7

Notes: Kids Ski Free in January is now underway… kids 6 and under get free lift tickets any day in January (with a paid adult ticket). Visit the Ticket Office with your kids to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

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Sipapu:

New: 4

Storm: 7

This Week: 7 (22 last week)

Season: 90

Base: 34

Runs: 39/43 (5 more runs opened this weekend)

Lifts 6/6

Notes: Sipapu commemorates 70 years of operations this Saturday, January 28 with a party with our original founding family, the Bolanders. Wear your retro ski gear and come celebrate.

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Red River:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0 (11 last week)

Base: 30-36

Season: 45

Runs: 53/64 (22 groomed)

Lifts 7/7 (The Silver Chair has now opened)

Notes:

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Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0 (4 last week)

Base: 32

Trails: 38/55 (A whole bunch of runs just opened for the first time this season).

Lifts: 3

Open Thursday through Sundays.

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Purgatory:

New: 0

Storm: 2

This Week: 2 (38 last week)

Base: 60

Season: 168

Runs: 105/105 (49 trails are groomed)

Lifts: 8/11 (Lifts 5 and 6 are closed)

Notes: The tubing hill is open.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0 (67 last week)

Base: 88-98

Season: 235

Runs: 100% open.

Lifts: 9/9 (Treasure Stoke, Bonanza, Alberta, Elma, Charity Jane, Raven, Lynx and Nova)

Notes: The Waterfall Area, Alberta Peak, Knife Ridge and Horseshoe Bowl are all open. Lift tickets are at Regular Rates: $85 for adults, $54 for seniors and $42 for children.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 14

This Week: 14 (87 last week)

Base: 88

Season: 189

Runs: 55/55 (5 more runs just opened this week)

Lifts: 8/8

Notes: The Arizona Gondola provides access to expert terrain only. Intermediate terrain will be accessible via the Grand Canyon Express Chairlift, Sunset Chairlift, and Humphrey’s Chairlift.

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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, TP=Tracked Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, 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

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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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