Ski New Mexico News

KOAT Learn to Ski 2019

By: Monica Christofferson | January 16, 2019 More than 7,000 children have benefited from the KOAT Kids Learn to Ski & Snowboard program, which is now entering its sixth year. For $50 per day, children ages 6 to 12 receive a lesson, a ski lift ticket and all equipment rentals. It's an affordable way for children to learn a winter sport. This program is for first-time beginners. The program starts on Jan. 1, 2019, and runs through Jan. 31,…

How to Simplify Your Ski Trip

By: Monica Christofferson | January 10, 2019 There’s a reason why people say they need a day or two to unwind from vacation. Going on a trip with (or without) family can be a stressful experience. Luckily, modern technology and careful planning can simplify your vacation and make it more enjoyable for everyone involved! Here are our top 10 tips to simplify and enjoy your time on the mountain. Book ahead of time Uncomplicating your vacation starts before you…

Adaptive Sports in New Mexico

By: Kelsie Stelting | January 3, 2019 Spending time of the mountain means different things to different people. Some seek the mountains for recreation, fresh air, time with family, and more. Fortunately, organizations like Adaptive Sports Program, Not Forgotten Outreach and the Fifth Annual Military Winterfest have made the ski season more inclusive for people of all abilities. Adaptive Sport Program New Mexico Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has been offering therapeutic recreational activities to children and adults with disabilities for more…

El Nino in Full Effect

By: Kelsie Stelting | December 13, 2018 At the beginning of the season, we wrote about all the things we are excited about, including some improvements at the ski areas and the expected El Nino winter. An El Nino prediction bodes well for skiers because it means more snow! New Mexico ski areas are already seeing increased snowfall. According to an article in Albuquerque Business First, Ski Santa Fe has already received 85 percent of its 2017 snowfall. Similarly,…

Save on your New Mexico Ski Trip

By: Kelsie Stelting | December 4, 2018 Nothing puts a strain on your pocket book quite like Black Friday and Cyber Monday “savings,” Giving Tuesday donations, and Christmas gifting. Fortunately, New Mexico ski areas have some awesome deals to help get you to the slopes and enjoy your time at a reasonable price. Angel Fire Resort People say teachers like apples, but $99 season passes are WAY better. Right now, Angel Fire Resort is showing their appreciation for teachers…

Reaching New Heights

By: Kelsie Stelting | November 28, 2018 If you read our latest post on new features at New Mexico Ski Areas, you know just how much there is to be excited about this year. One of the biggest changes is the announcement of Taos Air’s flights from Austin International and Dallas-Love Field airports to Taos. In less than an hour, you could be in New Mexico, ready to spend a wonderful time skiing. Those of you who have spent…

4 Areas Opening this Week

By: Monica Christofferson | November 19, 2018 The 2018-19 New Mexico ski season is shaping up to be a memorable one. Between upgrades at the ski areas and the El Nino winter, visitors can expect extra snow, both natural and manmade. As an added bonus, we will see an extra method of travel to some of our favorite ski areas. While on the slopes, keep a lookout for neat new attractions. Pack your bags and bring your camera. You’ll…

Sipapu Opens Nov. 16

By: Monica Christofferson | November 9, 2018 The First Ski Area in New Mexico Opens Early for the Season. Sipapu Kicks Off Ski Season Next Friday! Because of Sipapu Ski Resort’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system, combined with the help of Mother Nature, Sipapu will open on Friday, Nov. 16 -- earlier than scheduled.  This will be the 16th consecutive year that Sipapu is the first ski area in New Mexico to open for the season. “Sipapu was able to bump…

2018-19 New Mexico True Pass

By: Monica Christofferson | November 5, 2018 2018-19 Ski New Mexico True Pass - $300 SOLD OUT FOR 2018-19 PRICE: $300 PASSES: 2 All-Day Adult Lift Tickets at every ski area in NM VALID SKI AREAS: Angel Fire, Pajarito, Red River, Sandia Peak, Sipapu, Ski Santa Fe, Ski Apache and Taos REDEEM: Tickets redeemed at ski area ticket window BLACKOUT DATES: 12/26/18 to 1/2/19  and 3/9 to 3/17 2018 Card is transferable and tickets may be used on the same day at the…

2018-19 Opening Dates

By: Monica Christofferson | October 10, 2018 The tentative opening dates for the 2018-19 ski season are below.  Please note these dates all subject to weather and snowfall amounts.  Things are looking really good! Thinks snow and keep dancing. Sipapu –  First to open - November 10, 2018 Red River Ski & Summer Area – November 21, 2018 Ski Apache – November 21, 2018 Ski Santa Fe – November 22, 2018 Taos Ski Valley –  November 22, 2018 Pajarito Mountain …