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What to Expect Opening Day 2022


What to Expect Opening Day Scheduled November 18, 2022

New Mexico is open for skiing and snowboarding! Once again, Sipapu is the first ski resort to open in New Mexico. We’re so excited to welcome you back for our 70th season! 

We’re happy to announce Bambi, a beginner trail will be open, along with Lower Bambi, plus Thumper a blue trail.

Our team will continue to take advantage of colder temperatures to make snow and open more terrain throughout Thanksgiving week. For more information on current conditions, visit our Snow Report page. 

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Willamette Pass Joins the Power Pass!

Introducing our newest Power Pass mountain, Willamette Pass Resort! Located in the Cascade Mountains of central Oregon and 66 miles southeast of Eugene, Willamette Pass is the Power Pass’ first Pacific Northwest (PNW) resort!


What We Love About Willamette Pass:


The steeps are legendary. Its marquee trail, “RTS” clocks in at over 52 degrees and is one of the steepest runs in Oregon!  The Eagle Peak Accelerator is bad to the bone. The high-speed, six-passenger detachable chairlift is the biggest and fastest chairlift in the state.  The snow. It averages 430” annually!  The vibe. There’s an authentic community of local skiers and riders, and the ...

Welcoming You Back

Sipapu is absolutely stunning right now. Blue skies, green mountains, wildflowers and the Rio Pueblo make this place absolutely magical. Check out the gallery below of images taken the first week of June. 

We invite you to come enjoy Sipapu for yourself! While Stage III restrictions are still in place on the mountain, our base area is completely open, including fishing on the Rio Pueblo and in on our pond, as well as the store, campsites, RV spots, cabins, rooms & more. Disc golf and hiking is not permissible on the slopes. 



Sipapu is Open!

Photo 5/29/22

Sipapu is OPEN! 

We are so thrilled to announce that Sipapu’s store and cabins are back open! The skies are clear blue, and the Rio Pueblo beckons and we are confident of our summer AND winter season. We are hoping to get the cafe open by June 18 so you can enjoy lunch and dinner by the Rio Pueblo.  Our campground is open and we have three excellent RV spots right on the river. Book today. 

We are so thankful for your support and prayers, and that of the hot shot crews and firefighters who have tirelessly fought to ...

Good News!

Great news around Sipapu, as things slowwwwwly are returning to normal. Our store opens tomorrow, May 28, from 9a-4:00 pm and we hope to have the cafe open soon. We are staffing up and hope to have the cabins available in the near future. There is a lot of cleanup to be done on the mountain, and we are still in Stage III fire restrictions, which means the disc golf course is closed, as are the hiking trails across the river from the Sipapu lodge, cabins, and campsites. Sipapu operates under a special use permit on the Carson National Forest, which ...

Sipapu Downgraded to Ready

Thanks to the combination of firefighters and hot shot crews, cooler temperatures, and higher humidity, Sipapu has been downgraded to “Ready” status and Highway 518 is open up to Sipapu. 

Words cannot express how thankful we are to the firefighters out digging trenches and putting out the flames and smoldering embers near us to protect Sipapu. This place is more than a ski resort, it’s a piece of ski history. Our founders, Lloyd and Olive Bolander put their heart and soul into building this place. Each building tells a story, and the slopes, the names of the trails, the lifts, all ...

Wildfire Update May 19

The crew has been on the mountain wrapping our buildings in fire retardant material and continue to be on standby to add fire retardant to other structures if the fire begins to blow our way. Winds are high today, and we are keeping a close eye on spot fires and an escalation of the fire’s edge that’s closest to us, about 3.5 miles away. The update today looked more favorable for us, but with these winds, we just don’t know. 

A lot of you have been keeping an eye on our webcam—we hope to keep it operational as long as we ...

Fire Mitigation Update

It continues to be a crazy, challenging time around our little slice of paradise. Our team and our tireless GM have been working so hard to protect Sipapu. With wildfires very close, it’s imperative that we protect our infrastructure and structures. 

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Our team has removed 126 chairs off the lift, and we have the lifts prepped to work on auxiliary power to keep the haul rope running so it doesn’t get too hot should the fire threaten.  Our snow guns are running all over the mountain specifically to protect our structures and lifts Insurance teams are standing by ...

Email us for Season Passes

Due to the surrounding wildfires, Sipapu has taken its servers offline and cannot sell season passes through the web store. We believe in the upcoming winter, and are so grateful for our season pass holders who are loyal to Sipapu.  

To purchase a season pass before the May 20 deadline at the lowest price of the season, please email us to request your pass and we can process the transaction, honoring the prices before the May 20 deadline. 



Sipapu Evacuation Orders May 15, 2022

Photo courtesy Taos News

Last night, Sipapu went into GO status, meaning mandatory evacuation of the property. Fire crews continue to prepare to fight the wildfire. The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced Sunday night that N.M. 518 is now closed heading east from mile marker 57 at Rock Wall.

Sipapu has deployed its snowmaking equipment and firefighters are onsite to protect around Sipapu. 

In anticipation of an electricity blackout, Sipapu is shutting down its computer servers, meaning guests will not be able to purchase season passes or update Power Kids passes. Sipapu urges guests email us at to request your ...

Northern New Mexico Wildfire Resources

UPDATE May 15, 2022: Sipapu is currently in Set status in the Ready, Set, Go framework for evacuation. We are actively working to protect the property and buildings with water and fire retardant materials. The staff is working tirelessly to protect Sipapu. 

Our hearts are heavy for those who have already lost so much. 

For more information on the evolving wildfires in New Mexico, please click the links below:


NM Fire Information


To report property damage and for evacuee resources and sheltering needs call 1-800-432-2080 or click here.



Buy Now Ski Now in the 2022 Season!


If you’re anything like us, spring skiing is downright celebratory. Sunscreen and costumes are encouraged, aprés at the riverside patio lingers a little longer, and the warmer temperatures (sandwiched between the occasional surprise winter storm!) take laps on Butterfly to a whole new level of fun.

Springtime brings out the most colorful parts of our season, and we’re so excited to share this unique time of year with 2022/2023 passholders.

With our Buy Now, Ski Now benefit, when you purchase any 2022/2023 season pass, you can start using your pass right away – and get access to the 2022/2023 winter ...

2022/2023 Season Passes on Sale Today!

Rise to the Mountains.

The mountains beckon us. Whether on skis, boards, while throwing a disc or even on foot, when we traverse these mountains, they move us. Connecting, relaxing, learning, progressing, mastering, surrounded by these peaks – it’s all a high calling, indeed. The 2022/2023 Power Pass is our passage to Rise to the Mountains, and it’s on sale now. Here’s what’s new in this year’s lineup and the tried-and-true features that are staying the same – all passes include no price increases over last year:

What’s New

Introducing the Power Pass Core

Formerly known as the Power Pass Local, this pass carries ...

Meet the Power Pass Mountain Bike Parks

Access four bike parks in the Southwest with the Mountain Bike Power Pass.

Enjoy the thrills of lift-served downhill mountain biking this summer at Pajarito and beyond with the Mountain Bike Power Pass. This pass provides unlimited summer 2022 access to Purgatory Resort, Brian Head Resort, Pajarito Mountain,  and Spider Mountain — all for just $199. 

Here’s a preview of the parks that are included on every Mountain Bike Power Pass.

Pajarito Bike Park

Tucked away on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains, Pajarito delivers a raw and throwback experience. Born over a decade ago and still maintained by the hands of local ...

2022/2023 Season Passes On Sale March 22

Are you ready to rise to the mountains?

Save the date: the 2022/2023 Power Pass goes on sale on March 22! This year’s season pass lineup will feature a couple of surprises and also the mountain access that makes the Power Pass the most powerful pass in the Southwest. Here’s just a small preview of what to expect starting March 22:

Buy now, ski now returns. For brand-new passholders, this feature is for you: this allows you to start skiing on your new pass right away. How it works is pretty simple: purchase your 2022/2023 season pass, forgo the free shipping, visit ...