FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2011
Media Contact: Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director
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VADITO, NM - Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort recently launched the resort’s biggest terrain park of the season.
Located on the intermediate trail Loose Caboose, the new park includes four big features and several jibs and jumps, including a large box, a pipe several kickers, and more.
“Now that we have more of the mountain open, we decided to build a bigger terrain park than what we typically do,” said general manager John Paul Bradley. “It’s quite a bit larger than what we’ve made in the past.”
Sipapu was the first ski resort open in New Mexico (November 20, 2010 marked the eighth consecutive time the resort has clenched the title of first ski area to open in the state). Today, the mountain has 33 of 41 trails open and all five lifts (including the resort’s newest lift, the magic carpet, which debuted in December.)
To create the best park possible, mountain crews spent two days and nights making snow, hand-building features and putting a lot of creativity into Sipapu’s biggest park to date.
The new park blends guests’ favorite features and the ingenuity of terrain park staff. The standout feature is the satellite dish, which two employees selected on their own and painted before adding it to the park, said Bradley.
Pedro’s Park, Sipapu’s smaller terrain park, continues to be open. This park features a gentler slope and smaller features – ideal for beginners, Bradley added.
Sipapu is open everyday for the 2010-2011 season; lifts operate daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lift ticket rates are $39 for adults (ages 21-59), and $34 for teens (ages 13-20), and $29 for kids (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 60-69). Fourth graders, kids ages six and younger, guests who are 40 years old, and seniors 70 or better ski and snowboard free everyday at 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.
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