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One More Weekend of Winter:

Sipapu to Close Sunday

VADITO, NM - After giving skiers and snowboarders the longest season in New Mexico, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort will end winter operations this Sunday, April 10.


Last November, Sipapu was the first ski area to open in New Mexico – the resort began ski and snowboard operations November 20, which marked the eighth consecutive time Sipapu has earned the title of first resort to open in New Mexico. Since the 2002-2003 season, Sipapu has consistently been the first resort to open and the last to close in the state.


“We love to ski and snowboard up here, and we always want to keep the lifts turning as long as we possibly can,” said John Paul Bradley, Sipapu’s general manager.


Located 20 miles southeast of Taos and just over two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Bradley expects to be open from top to bottom for the upcoming weekend, with at least four routes, one lift and one terrain park open. Mountain crews will work hard to keep as much of the mountain open for those looking to squeeze in a few more turns.


Lift tickets for New Mexico’s closing weekend are $25 for adults (ages 21-59) and teens (ages 13-20), and $10 for kids (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 60-69). Kids 6 and under, 4th graders (with a report card), 40-year-olds and guests age 70 and better receive a free lift ticket every day. This weekend, military ski free, too.


On Saturday, the resort will host the Winter Apocolypse ski and snowboard slopestyle competition. Sponsored by NMX Sports, the last terrain park event of the season will include great prizes, live music and an art festival, too. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the contest begins at noon; entry fees for the slopestyle competition are $10. The music and art festival will happen at Sipapu’s base area on Saturday afternoon – these events are free to everyone.


For the closing weekend, visitors can also take advantage of the guest-favorite Free Lodging Days deal, which offers free slope-side lodging for up to four guests with the purchase of one $39 lift ticket.


Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort enters the 2010-2011 ski season as New Mexico’s fastest growing resort, yet visitors won’t have to wait in line for a lift. For complete information about Sipapu, visit




About Sipapu

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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