One More Weekend of Winter: Sipapu to Close April 12
All Visitors Receive a FREE Lift Ticket
Vadito, NM - Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort will end winter operations this Sunday, April 12, and resort officials say they’ll be running the lifts at no charge on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Sipapu’s strongest winter ever.
“This season has been the best in our history,” said Sipapu mountain manager John Paul Bradley. “More guests visited us than ever before, so we decided to give away lift tickets as a small token of our appreciation.”
The lifts will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and all resort services, including ski school, the full-service rental shop, mountain dining and slopeside lodging will be available. Bradley added that he will announce what trails and lifts will be open later this week. Sipapu is currently reporting at 23” base.
The 2014-2015 winter season was a busy one for northern New Mexico’s oldest ski area: Sipapu’s lifts started turning on November 15, which marked the earliest opening in recent Sipapu history and clenched the 12th consecutive time the resort opened before any other ski area in the state. Sipapu extended its daily operations schedule to also offer guests the longest ski and snowboard season in New Mexico, too.
Last week, the resort – in conjunction with its partner ski areas, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Purgatory Resort and Arizona Snowbowl – also unveiled the Power Pass, the only season pass in country that offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. With a combined total of more than 3,000 acres of terrain, 26 lifts, more than 200 trails and 13 terrain parks, the Power Pass offers the most benefits for residents living in New Mexico and the southwest region. Power Passes are on sale now and may be purchased at Sipapu, Pajarito and Purgatory and their respective websites.
The 2014-2015 winter marked the beginning of a new era for skiing and snowboarding in the Southwest: Sipapu’s managing partner, James Coleman, and his investment group announced they would acquire Pajarito Mountain Ski Area of Los Alamos; Purgatory Resort of Durango, Colo.; and Arizona Snowbowl of Flagstaff, Ariz. last fall to form the largest mountain collective in the Southwest. Sipapu, Purgatory and Snowbowl are scheduled to close this Sunday, April 12. Pajarito’s closing date was Sunday, March 22.
The 2014-2015 winter marked the twelfth consecutive season Sipapu opened before any other ski area in the state. Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort entered the 2014-2015 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 www.SipapuNM.com or call 800-587-2240.
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 four terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and riverside meals at the Riverside Café.
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