Father’s Day is June 16.The crisp air, the smell of the campfire, and the trickling of the river are all things that make us want to come back for summer at Sipapu year after year. It’s a place where getting away from it all means getting away from it all – cell phones, TV, distractions – all the things that can seem so important at home. Opting Outside with Dad. For many of us, our dads and grandfathers were influential in teaching us the importance of noticing the nature around us. They taught us about appreciating the outdoors ...
Green grass and warm temperatures mean fishing on the Rio Pueblo. As a result, our river is full of trout and waiting for you to come cast your line. Anglers can fish for FREE on Saturday, June 1 as New Mexico celebrates National Boating and Fishing week.
Don’t know the first thing about fishing? Come to our popular weekly series of FREE fly fishing clinics. Our classes are perfect for those new to fly fishing. The clinics cover how to cast, where to fish, and what kinds of lures to use in our Rio ...
Thanks for a great season! Thanks to all of our pass holders, guests, and employees for making this season a great one. Here are a couple of our favorite guest photos from the 2018-2019 ski season.
Thanks for a great season!
Our annual President’s Day Weekend celebration, February Fun Fest, is February 16-18, and we know you and your family will enjoy the FREE festivities.
Sipapu’s Snow Castle Without a doubt, the highlight of the weekend is the colossal snow castle, hand built by our winter mountain crew. This colossal structure is a feat in ice and snow architecture, complete with slides, stairs, flags and heaps of nooks and crannies for kids and adults to explore. Each year the castle is different—last year’s castle was 2 stories tall with 5 slides, 4 rooms and ...
This past storm brought 14″ to Sipapu for a total of 59″ for this year with more in the forecast for today! 100% of our lifts are open and we opened four new runs on Thursday and we added seven new runs on Friday. Sipapu has 100% of lifts open and 94% of terrain open with 41/44 runs! Learn more about our trail offerings on our snow report!
Today I will be presenting the Sipapu Master Development Plan from 5-7pm at the Sipapu Day Room!
Below are a few of our favorite photos of the new snow:
Sipapu got 4″ of new snow last night and conditions are great for snowmaking. The new snow is allowing us to open Don Diego. We are opening the run first before we open jumps. We have been making snow 24/7 and look to make snow through Friday. We are currently making snow on Smart Chicken then we plan to make snow on Lower Gamble. We anticipate opening Lift 3 next weekend. Below are some photos from the new snow!
We’re off to a great start to the season and are making killer progress on opening more terrain across the mountain! We’ve had 5 consecutive 12-hour nights of snowmaking with almost all of the guns in our fleet blowing. I’m really happy with the product we’re putting out especially on Rufous. It’s skiing really nicely.
New Trails Now Open: Pauls Folly (expert) Rufous (intermediate) Lower Gamble (intermediate) Lower Rolling Rock (intermediate)
Please refer to our Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This is updated every morning at 6a!
Sipapu is temporarily closed for snowmaking November 26-29 and open for daily operations November 30! Our mountain crews will be hard at work all week getting ready for opening daily. We did some regularly scheduled maintenance on our lifts and our food and beverage crews have been getting prepared for the holiday season.
This week we have been running our guns and trying to maximize every minute of snowmaking. We will continue to make snow all over the mountain and focus on entrances and exits of runs. Our goal is to make piles at the ...
Guest Blogger: Cheryl Metcalfe
If you were able to go back through the phones of my family members throughout the years, you’ll see a trend that occurs every year once November rolls around. Text messages between sisters and brothers, parents and children, aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews, cousin to cousin and husband to wife and they all have a similar feel. “It’s snowing!” and “Check out the forecast!” or even a countdown of days. Because you see in my family, once the weather starts changing we are all looking forward to the same thing: spending the Christmas season ...
Opening weekend was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out for New Mexico’s opening weekend. We’re open daily for Thanksgiving Ski Week with lifts turning from 9am-4pm through the 25th!
On Friday, we opened Lift 5 (Jackalope), the ski school area, and Lift 2 running with access to Thumper, an intermediate trail, and Lower Bambi, a beginner trail. We also had 4 terrain park features. Sierra Nevada Brewing came to celebrate opening day and handed out swag and served up samples! On Saturday, we opened the top to bottom skiing on Lift 1 with access to Sassafras and Butterfly.
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I’m very proud to confirm that for the 16th year in a row, Sipapu will be the first ski area to open in New Mexico! We’ll have Lift 5 (Jackalope), the ski school area and Lift 2 running starting at 9:00 a.m. with access to Thumper, an intermediate trail, and Lower Bambi, a beginner trail. We’ll also plan to have 4 terrain park features.
Lift ticket prices for 11/16/18: $35 Adults ...
We’re kicking off winter a day earlier than scheduled! Thanks to our state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment and cooperation from Mother Nature, Sipapu is the first ski resort to open in New Mexico—sixteen years in a row. Next Friday, November 16 with Lift 5 starts turning at 9 a.m., servicing the intermediate trail, Thumper.
Early Season Lift Ticket Prices: $35 Adults (24-59) $30 Students (13-23) $24 Kids (ages 11-12) Did you know 5th graders and kids age 10 & younger get a FREE season pass? Learn more. $24 Seniors (ages 61-69)https://www.sipapu.ski/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/45327220_187751658768646_2664933490981601280_n.mp4
Today marks the start of a week-long cold snap with overnight lows predicted to be in the teens ...
Last night at 10:20 p.m. the snowmaking crew fired up the guns for the first time this season and the guns are still going strong right now. (That’s over 12 hours of snowmaking!) Before turning the guns on I had to do something I’ve never had to do before – clean snow off of each gun! Our storm total yesterday was a FOOT of snow providing us with a window to make snow on top of the natural snow. This helps insulate the manmade snow and preserve the product. At peak production, we had 11 guns blowing snow on Thumper.