Weather

Snow on the Way

By: Monica Christofferson | January 8, 2018 Enjoy Some Powder Finally, the forecast looks promising for midweek snow showers!  Eric Green with KOAT 7 is calling for "a big moisture surge in the state" starting the evening of Tuesday, January 10, 2018. The weather system should move in Tuesday with moisture to start in the upper elevations around midnight, and continue into Wednesday morning. Accuweather is predicting 1" to 8" in the northern part of the state as well as 1" to 3" down south at…

Snowmaking in New Mexico

By: George Brooks | December 18, 2017 Ski New Mexico webcams show the snow so you know before you go There’s plenty of snow on New Mexico’s ski slopes thanks to advanced snowmaking and grooming techniques.  When Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate New Mexico Ski Areas have the ability to take matters into their own hands and make more snow than ever before.  A significant amount of capital investment has been made in recent years into expanding snowmaking at New…

Don't Stress the Slow Start

By: Monica Christofferson | November 17, 2017 Three weeks into November, we’re still waiting for the skies to drop some powder on our favorite New Mexico ski areas. Last year, New Mexico slopes saw more than 300 inches of snow, and typically, by this time of year, we’ve already had a couple of snowstorms throughout the state.  Several areas in NM have their beginner areas open. For those of you looking for the steep stuff, take advantage of the…

Skiing Into Springtime

By: Kent Wilhelmi | February 27, 2017 While the temperatures in the city may be hitting the 60's this week, minds may begin drifting towards that mountain bike in the garage, or those golf clubs in the corner. While these are noble endeavors to consider, ski season is far from over here in New Mexico, and our ski areas and resorts are all enjoying an awesome, above-average snowpack. Here are just a handful of reasons to keep your gear…

How Skiing Fills the Unforgiving February

By: Martin H. Jones, PhD, aka “The Professor” | February 13, 2017 When the mid-winter blues start to emerge, New Mexico offers two of the best days of skiing for nearly 28 days. The unforgiving month gives way to happy ski days with a mixture of fresh snow and spring skiing. February. Ugh. When the excitement of winter ends, and before the spring weather emerges from the frozen ground, resides the month of February. Besides its historical significance for Black History Month and Presidential…

El Niño Is Not Over Yet

By: Monica Christofferson | January 25, 2016 The all-mighty El Niño has made its presence known in New Mexico this winter and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Brett Nichols, Marketing Manager at Ski Apache near Ruidoso agrees, “It’s great to see people so excited about the conditions and it just helps the overall feel, moral at the resort. Catch a smile at Ski Apache! With all the new snow smiles are contagious here.” The colder and wetter weather that…