Edge Snow Report: Snowmaking Continues; Green/Blue Runs Open


Latest Report Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:46 AM

One storm came through Monday night. Another coming later in the week. New snow here is as of Tuesday morning. Open daily now are Santa Fe, Taos, and Purgatory. Reopening this weekend are Wolf Creek, Sipapu and Red River. Check out the details below.

Sandia Peak:

Season: 2

Open scheduled for mid-December.

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Santa Fe:

New:

Storm:

This Week:

Base: 20

Season: 11

Now open daily. The Super Chief Quad will service Upper Midland, Midland, and Lower Midland. Beginner skiing will be accessed via the Easy Street Double Chair and Pine Flats Conveyor. All facilities are open including La Casa Lodge, La Casa Café, Ski Santa Fe Sports Shop, Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop, and Baz Coffee Bar. Totemoff’s Bar & Grill is also open. The Snow Sports School and Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center are open for lessons.

Lift tickets and passes are now available for purchase online. Grab a Peak Plus Pass or OnePass and ride all winter long at a discounted daily rate.

Face coverings are required indoors. If you feel sick or are experiencing COIVD 19 symptoms, please stay home and come back another day.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New:

Storm:

This Week:

Base: 6

Season: 2

Lifts: 4 (including Lift 1)

Runs: 3

Open with the Pioneer Lift and beginner terrain under it. Lift 1 is also now open with access to the blue run, Powderhorn from the top of Lift 1 to the base, via Whitefeather.

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Pajarito:

Last Week: 1

Opening TBD. Snowmaking has not started yet due to warm temps.

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Angel Fire:

New:

Storm:

This Week:

Base:

Season:

Snowmaking underway. Scheduled opening date moved to Friday, Dec. 17 due to warm weather (due to a heat inversion in the Moreno Valley, have not been able to make snow).

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Sipapu:

New:

Storm:

This Week:

Base: 16

Season: 2

Runs: 4 (All green except blue run Thumper is now open off Lift 5)

Lifts: 3

Open for the weekend.

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Red River:

New:

Storm:

This Week:

Base: 20-24

Runs: 0

Lifts: 3 (Gold, Rug Rat, Little Blue)

Snowmaking nightly. Closed this week through Thursday. And then reopen for daily operations Dec. 10.

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Ski Apache:

Last Week: T

Opening TBD.

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Purgatory:

New: 3

Storm: 3

This Week: 3

Base: 10

Season: 26

Runs: 4 (Westfork, El Diablo and Upper/Lower Demon)

Lifts: 2/12 (6-pack, and Lift 2, Engineer Lift)

Nightly snowmaking ongoing. The 6-pack is open so you can gear up and then ride up the mountain. Top to bottom skiing on Upper and Lower Demon. And then 2 upper mountain blue runs are open (Westfork and El Diablo) off of Lift 2. Tickets: All tickets must be purchased online using your own device. Tickets are not available for purchase at the window. Please proceed to the ticket window with your confirmation email pulled up ready to display the QR code to the ticket agent. They will then give you your Purgatory Card. Buy Now.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm:

This Week:

Base: 14

Season: 36

Runs: 0

Lifts: 0

Wolf Creek is closed December 6th and 7th but will re-open December 8th for 7-day a week operations. Wednesday and Thursday, December 8th and 9th, will be Appreciation Days. Lift tickets will be $60 for adults, $41 for seniors, and $31 for children. No ID is required. Good early season skiing with possible unmarked obstacles. Some spring snow conditions. Lift tickets at their normal rate.

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Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 0

Storm: 0

Last Week: 2

Base: 18

Season: 2

Runs: 6

Lifts: 3

Now open for the season through the Thanksgiving weekend. There is intermediate terrain open off theArizona Gondola. As of Saturday, the Grand Canyon Express, and Little Spruce will open. The Grand Canyon Express will grant access to intermediate terrain only and Little Spruce will allow access to beginner terrain only.

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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

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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