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Edge Snow Report: Fresh Snow This Morning, More Terrain Opening Too

Latest Report Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 6:24 AM

The season is off to a good start with early season snow and great snowmaking conditions too. And fresh snow Tuesday night in Southern Colorado. Those totals are listed as “new” snow below. Every few days, more terrain is opening too. Here are some highlights: Santa Fe has 12 runs on the lower mountain…. Taos has 10 runs on the front side… Sipapu and Red River re-open and start daily operations on Friday… Purgatory has top to bottom terrain on the front side and more terrain opening later this week… Wolf Creek is 90% open.

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Sandia Peak:

Will not open this season for the second year in a row.

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Santa Fe:

New: 0

Storm: 0

Base: 20

Season: 24

Runs: 12/86 (Open Slope and a couple more greens just opened)

Lifts: 5/7 (Triple and Millennium closed)

Notes: Now open with natural and manmade snow. 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. Lift tickets and passes can be purchased online. Grab a Peak Plus Pass or One Pass and ride all winter long at a discounted daily rate.

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Taos Ski Valley:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 0

Base: 25

Runs: 10 (on the upper and lower front side)

Lifts: 3/14 (Lift 1, Lift 2 and Pioneer)

Notes: Open with the beginner chair and lift 1 running. Lift 2 up to the top of the frontside open now too with Porcupine, Whitefeather Gully and Bambi now open.

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Pajarito:

New: 0

Storm: 0

Season: 6

Opening date TBD.

Notes: Snowmaking has started.

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Angel Fire:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 7

Base: 15

Season: 46

Notes: Making snow nightly or as conditions allow. Opening day is Friday, December 16.

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Sipapu:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 6

Season: 28

Base: 20

Runs: 5/43

Lifts 4/7 (1, 2, 5)

Notes: Reopen December 9 and start daily operations too. Lift 1 has opened with terrain available from the top on one green and one blue run.  

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Red River:

New: 0

Storm: 0

This Week: 6

Base: 30-36

Season: 18

Runs: 10/64

Lifts 3/7 (Platinum open to midway and beginner chairs open)

Notes: They are closed this week but re-open and start daily operations this Friday, Dec. 9. The Platinum Chair is open to the midway unloading at Broadway. Please be aware that Easy Way Down is not open from the Midway unload. The snowmaking team continues to work towards terrain expansion; they have started making snow at the summit, a rare occurrence this early in the season. Deal Days are on Dec 9-14 and College Days are Dec. 12-19 and then back Jan. 2-9.

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Ski Apache:

No early season information other than making snow as conditions allow.

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Purgatory:

New: 9

Storm: 9

This Week: 12

Base: 24

Season: 24

Runs: 11/105

Lifts: 3/12 (6-Pack (lift 1), Engineer (lift 2) and Lift 6 (Needles))

Notes: Now open daily with top to bottom skiing and riding is available on the front side. Runs open include upper and lower front side runs: Cherub, Exodus, Sa’s Psyche Paradise, Mercy, El Diablo, Westfork, What, and Upper/Lower Demon; and now Skiway! The Headwaters Terrain Park is also open.

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Wolf Creek:

New: 9

Storm: 11

This Week: 12

Base: 39

Season: 71

Runs: 90% open.

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

Notes: Now open daily and excellent early season conditions. Knife Ridge and Horseshoe Bowl are also 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: 5

Storm: 5

Base: 18

Season: 23

Runs: 9/55

Lifts: 3/8 (Arizona Gondola, Grand Canyon Express, and Little Spruce conveyor)

Notes: Advanced terrain will be accessible via the Arizona Gondola only. Intermediate terrain will be accessible via the Grand Canyon Express only. Beginner terrain will be accessible via Hart Prairie & Little Spruce Conveyor. Snowmaking continues.

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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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