Celebrate The Perfect (Snow) Storm!

March 2, 2015 | By: Monica Christofferson

A once-in-a-decade snowstorm has arrived in Albuquerque/Santa Fe and local skiers and boarders couldn’t be happier. With snow predicted until Wednesday and blue bird days coming later in the week, conditions are primed for an epic weekend of powder and fun at Ski Santa Fe and Sandia Peak.

Of course, with the two areas just an hour’s drive from each other, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy both during this historic week!

Ski Santa Fe

Start with Ski Santa Fe and ski some powder!  They received 6 inches of fresh snow last night.  Then join them on Thursday, March 5, where you can show your 505 pride and score discounted lift tickets during Local Appreciation Day. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., local skiers and boarders will enjoy $25 off their lift tickets. Plus, with 25% discounts at the Ski Santa Fe Sports Shop, Snow Sports School, Chipmunk Corner, the Rental Shop, and at the La Casa Food Court, it’s the perfect time for newcomers and veterans alike to spend a day on the mountain.

Don’t forget to join the party at Totemoff’s, which features live music from 12-3 p.m. and 25% off both local draft beer and food from the grill menu.

With 34 inches (and rising!) of snowfall over the past week and a 56-inch base, the fun will continue throughout the weekend at Ski Santa Fe. Take the time to explore all 77 trails, including the amazing terrain in the Big Rock Chutes.

Sandia Peak Ski Area

Meanwhile, overlooking the bustling Albuquerque metro area, Sandia Peak is open weekends for the remainder of the season. From the city, it’s just a 15-minute “flight” on North America’s longest aerial tram and you can start making turns the minute you arrive atop the 10,378-foot peak.

With over 20 inches of new snowfall and a 31-inch base all runs are open and in great condition. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience one of the most convenient ski areas in the country –all in the backyard of New Mexico’s dining, nightlife, and cultural hub.

“This is an exciting time,” said Ben Abruzzo, Area Manager at Ski Santa Fe and Sandia Peak Ski Area. “The skiing and riding at both Santa Fe and Sandia Peak is as good as it has been in years and March looks to be full of more good snow and beautiful sunshine. Come up and enjoy the friendly people and wide open groomers!”

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