When Sipapu opened on Friday, we had gotten 5" of new snow, and we just received another 6" this morning. Thanks to that accumulation, we will open Butterfly today, which means we now have two lifts, three trails and one terrain park with two features open.
Storm total: 11" and more expected today and tonight
Another piece of good news: last night marked the first 24-hour snowmaking shift. To go 24 hours without shutting down our system is important for our snowmaking operations. When this happens, we can make not only a lot of snow, but we can make good, quality snow, and our snowmakers are committed to making the best snow possible. These 24 hour stretches are fantastic, and I'm pleased to report that the guns are still going this morning. I hope we can go another 24 hours without shutting down.
Lift 1 riders got a chance to see snowmaking on the Practice Slope.
We continue to keep the new magic carpet and the surrounding terrain a top priority, so we hope to open that next. We currently have nearly all of our guns positioned on the Practice Slope, although we expect to have a pretty massive gun move within the next 24-48 hours. Depending on weather and conditions, we may target either Rufous or around Midway next.
Sipapu opened it's smaller magic carpet on 11/23.
Sipapu is still the only ski area open in New Mexico, and we'll be open everyday through December 1. We hope to see you on the mountain!