FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2011
Media Contact: Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director
VADITO, NM - Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, New Mexico’s year-round destination for family-friendly, family fun, announced today that its world-class disc golf course – along with all mountain activities both at the resort and the surrounding area – are now open.
On Friday, July 29, Carson National Forest reduced fire restrictions to Stage 1 in all districts. This decision completely opens all of Carson National Forest, including Sipapu’s 20-hole disc golf course, mountain trails, and the over 300 miles of nearby roads and trails used for hiking, off-roading, ATV-ing, fishing and other adventures.
Campers will also enjoy cooking over an open flame and roasting marshmallows on a campfire once again: under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, campfires and charcoal or wood stoves are allowed within developed recreation sites.
According to Carson National Forest, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions mandate the following:
1. No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, wood or charcoal burning stove. Campfires are allowed in fire grills and grates provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites. Gas and propane stoves, lanterns or heating devices are permitted providing such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.
2. Smoking is allowed only in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all grass and debris.
To celebrate the re-opening of Carson National Forest, Sipapu is unleashing a wave of specials, said Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director.
“Like all of our guests and the visitors in this area, Sipapu has been eagerly awaiting today’s news,” she said. “In honor of this announcement, we’re offering new promotions to get people out of the summertime heat and back to the cool, crisp air of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.”
From now through the end of August, when lodging guests purchase one night of lodging in select units, they receive a second night free. Glaser said this offer is available in the hotel units only, with the exception of August 5-6, when the offer has been extended to nearly every room on the property.
Likewise, the resort has expanded its popular Ultimate Free Family Vacation deal: when guests purchase two consecutive nights of lodging in Sipapu’s most popular (and affordable) units, they receive a third night free. This offer is now available in even more rooms than before, Glaser said.
Glaser added that some blackout dates and restrictions apply for both of these new offers, and these deals are available to new reservations only; for complete details, guests are encouraged to call 800-587-2240 or visit www.SipapuNM.com.
News of Carson National Forest’s re-opening comes just in time for this Saturday’s Music on the Rocks music festival. The second-annual event, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., features eight concerts by local and regional bands, including headliner and Taos-favorite, Last to Know. The all-day festival also includes wine tastings, artist booths and microbrew and food specials. Entry to Music on the Rocks is absolutely free. For more information, visit www.SipapuNM.com.
Dry conditions throughout the state prompted Forest officials to enter into Stage 3 Fire Restrictions on June 30, which effectively closed Carson National Forest and prohibited all activities on Carson National Forest lands. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos, Sipapu is surrounded by Carson National Forest.
For more information, call 800-587-2240 or visit Sipapu’s website at www.SipapuNM.com.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing ski resort. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu offers family-friendly, family fun to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Family-owned and operated since 1952, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. The resort is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, and features over 40 trails, five lifts and two terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and gourmet home cooking at the Riverside Café and Paradise Riverside Bar & Grill.
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