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Clean Up Days on the Mountain


Under more normal circumstances, we’d host a clean up day on the mountain where boy scouts and our community join us in cleaning up the mountain after the snow melts (hello, glove you lost in December!). This year looks a little different, but we still would love your help in cleaning up on the hill. For your troubles, we’ll give you a FREE frisbee or koozie. Bring the bag of refuse you cleaned from the mountain to the reservations desk between 9 am and 3 pm and we’ll reward you! 

Developing Power Kids that Love to Ski

Since Sipapu’s inception, it’s been a place that has embraced families. Our resort is the perfect place for kids to learn to ski, snowboard, and learn to love the mountains. That’s why we offer a FREE season pass for children ages 10 and under, so that it’s more affordable and accessible for them to get on the slopes. We also make it a priority to have a lot of options for parents when it comes to season passes, to make it affordable and accessible for you, too. We have options starting at just $199 for our adult Value pass, it ...

Meet the Power Pass Resorts

You know Sipapu, but do you know the other resorts in the collective? Most are within one days’ driving distance, and all offer something unique for your skiing and mountain biking adventures.


Pajarito Mountain is just outside Los Alamos, New Mexico. It offers steep skiing and fun bumps with ample sunshine. 


A small ski hill near Durango, Colorado, Hesperus has a great night skiing scene and a really fun tubing hill! 


Purgatory, also near Durango, Colorado, offers spectacular views, full amenities including a wide range of lodging options, and plenty of diverse skiing. Purgatory also offers a jam-packed summer scene, with downhill mountain ...

Meet the Power Pass Select

We Believe in Adventure! Enjoy Sipapu while exploring the rest of the Southwest


Meet the Power Pass Select

The Power Pass Select is the newest addition to the Power Pass lineup for the 2020/2021 season. Offering unlimited skiing and snowboarding at six different locations, this pass is your ticket to exploring other resorts in the Power Pass collective while still enjoying your home mountain of Sipapu. From exciting benefits to new experiences, here is what makes the Power Pass Select perfect for your next ski season.

Same Great Benefits

The Power Pass Select offers unlimited access to Sipapu, plus Pajarito, Hesperus, Brian Head, Nordic Valley, ...

You Have Our Gratitude and Our Commitment

Dear Sipapu Family: 

First of all, we want to thank you. We want to thank you for a really great season at Sipapu, filled with snow, sunshine, powder days and amazing skiing. It was a solid year that ended abruptly with the new reality of COVID-19. We hope that you are well, and that this virus has stayed away from your family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are hurting and have been affected by this pandemic in one way or another. We are so grateful to those of you on the front lines of this ...

Cardboard Derby 2020

Even though our season ended abruptly right after the Cardboard Derby, it sure was a fun way to end a truly fantastic winter at Sipapu. We’ll see you next year with your best contraptions!


Photo Highlights From 2019-2020 Season

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 2019-2020 ski season.










Sipapu and Pajarito Close for the Season Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season effective today at the recommendation of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. 

“We are skiers at heart and today’s decision was a difficult one for all of us,” said James Coleman, a managing partner of Sipapu and Pajarito. “While many of our employees and customers wanted us to remain open, their health and wellbeing is of utmost importance to us. We’ve decided to move forward with the Governor’s recommendation to end ski operations due to larger concerns for the wellbeing of our communities and the ...

An Update on Mountain Operations

As of 3/15/20, we haven’t changed mountain operations and are open. We are scheduled to remain open for the remainder of the season. However, with COVID-19, we’re taking things one day at a time, paying close attention to local and government health officials and guidance. We are committed to putting the safety and health of our guests and employees first and keeping you informed. We’ll be posting to the blog and social media as updates occur.

A Note to our Purgatory Guests

Thinking of coming to Sipapu to ski?

All Purgatory pre-purchased lift ticket and season pass products that are valid during these dates will be honored at Sipapu.

What about your lodging?

Lodging reservations are not automatically transferred to Sipapu’s lodging, and we cannot guarantee the availability of lodging. Your lodging must be booked independently, and your lodging credit at Purgatory does not transfer to Sipapu. 

Please call the resort or book online at Lodging is available in nearby Taos and Las Vegas. 

Purchased a World’s Best Spring Break? You will not receive a $10 resort credit at Sipapu, but, subject to the ...

A Note on Rebookings

Sipapu is open for business. Today there’s fresh snow on the ground, and we can’t wait to hit it. We love the outdoors and know you do, too, and we want to stay open so you can enjoy it as long as you possibly can. We are also closely monitoring and following guidance from local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are working hard to clean, disinfect and care for our customers and employees in this uncertain time. 

Lodging Guests 

Existing Reservations through April 12: Rebook your ski trip at your convenience. We’ll provide you with ...

A note to our guests about the coronavirus

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is open daily and plans to operate through April 5, weather permitting.  Sipapu has been actively monitoring Taos County’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19. The health and safety of our guests and employees remain our central focus and we are committed to minimizing the impacts of COVID-19 exposure in our community. The resort staff is working side-by-side with public health experts including the Centers for Disease Control and will continue to do so until there is no longer a public health concern. As of March 12, 2020: Our existing lodging cancellation policy remains intact. All ...

Why Spring Skiing is One of My Favorite Times to Ski


Nothing can beat a powder day – let’s get that out of the way. I live for those days. But there’s something wonderful about Spring skiing. I’m busy on the mountain from pre-dawn until dusk, but in March, things get a little slower on the mountain. I can get out and enjoy what I call “corn snow,” that grabby, wet snow that makes for a really good time. And, I can ski in a t-shirt, which is a huge bonus.

I tune up my equipment with Zardoz wax, a teflon wax that really glides when the snow is heavy. My favorite ...

It’s a Race on Snow at Sipapu Cardboard Derby