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Holiday Tips

The Christmas break is right around the corner and we have a sleighful of holiday tips to help you get the most out of your ski vacation at Sipapu!

  • Is it your first time to Sipapu? Check out our first timers guide for an overview of a day at Sipapu
  • We just added hundreds of lessons to our lesson calendar! Book yours now.
  • Get to the lift first! Purchase your lift tickets, rentals, and lessons online and well in advance of your ski day: this saves time and money! The sooner you purchase, the more you can save.
    Click here for lift tickets
    Click here for rentals
    Click here for lessons
  • Skip the line! Use last year’s Sipapu lift ticket card. Your purchases are automatically loaded onto your existing card as long as you don’t activate a new one.
  • Spend more time on the mountain, and less time in line: Reserve your rentals online plus allow yourself a full hour on your first ski day to get fitted with your equipment rentals. The shop opens at 8 am. Also, measure your child’s foot and know their shoe size to expedite the process!
    Click here for equipment rentals
  • Kids 12 & under ski FREE at Sipapu. Do yourself a favor and register for your child’s Power Kids pass BEFORE arriving on the mountain. Then, all you’ll need to do is show proof of age (you can present a photo of a birth certificate, passport, or ID on your phone!) and you’ll get their pass right away. This will save you a TON of time!
    Click here to register your child for their Power Kids Pass
  • Are you staying with us in a cabin, hotel, or lodge room?
    Please review our lodging policies and note the following:
    Our units do not have cable TV, hair dryers, shampoo or toiletries (except soap), or laundry facilities. Select accommodations may have kitchens, coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, and TVs that only work with wifi. Feel free to bring a streaming device, such as Roku stick to stream on in-room TV’s or purchase one at the front desk.
  • Avoid the Hangries…Order your food BEFORE you’re hungry. On busy days, think about lunch 30-45 minutes before you’re hungry. Order online at, take a lap or two, and your food will be ready when you’re hungry, rather than when you’re hangry!
    Click here to see the menu and order food
  • Check the weather and trail conditions in our snow report and plan accordingly! Don’t forget the sunscreen.
    Click here for the weather, snow, and trail report
  • Remember the elevation effect! Sipapu is at 8,200 feet — if you’re coming from a lower altitude, watch for signs of altitude sickness, stay hydrated and follow these tips.
  • Have some non-skiers in your group? Tres Ritos is a great place to sled (BYO!) or snowshoe, and there’s plenty of fun nearby in Taos.
  • Pack Your Patience: Plan ahead. Give our staff grace. Bring your Christmas cheer!

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