Scout Service Day at Sipapu

This past Saturday, we partnered with the Boy Scouts of America Great Southwest Council and NMX Sports to host the third annual Mountain Community Clean Up Day. Boy Scout Troop 3 from Albuquerque, New Mexico made to the Carson National Forest for the weekend to lend a helping hand at the event.

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Troop 3 with the trash they collected and the necklaces they found. Photo by Eddie Vargas

Troop 3 helped clean up the mountain by combing the trails to pick up trash (and sometimes find treasures!) that accumulate throughout the ski season. Through their hark word, the volunteers picked up over 70 pounds of trash from the lift line of Lift ! The Scouts even found some unique treasures, including some beaded Mardi Gras necklaces that had fallen from the lift and were buried in snow during winter.

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Troop 3 enjoying lunch at the Riverside Cafe.

The scouts took a load off at our Riverside Cafe to refuel after all their hard work! It wasn’t all work and no play. The scouts tried their hand on our disc golf course and even dropped a line on the Rio Pueblo on their quest to earn a fishing merit badge.


Mountain Clean-up Day is a great event to kick start the summer at Sipapu, and keep the mountain clean for all its visitors and wildlife alike. All summer, Sipapu features exciting mountain activities, including free fly fishing classes, disc golf tournaments, watercolor workshops, and more. We hope to see you on the mountain this summer!

Utah Joins the Power Pass!

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James Coleman, Purgatory and Mountain Capital Partners managing partner, announced today that he will manage and operate Nordic Valley Ski Resort. The full release is enclosed below–here are a few things we’re really excited about: 

Nordic Valley delivers the largest night skiing and snowboarding operation in Utah.

The snow–and skiing–in Utah is legendary. Located 25 miles from Ogden, Nordic Valley (and its 300 inches of snowfall every year) is right in the middle of it all.

Nordic Valley was immortalized as one of the best downhill training ski areas during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The ski area offers lift-served mountain biking and several miles of downhill trails.

There’s a 400-foot long slip-n-slide during the summer. What!

The boutique ski area is a lot like us: they’re committed to families while making skiing and snowboarding affordable–and fun.

Beginning next winter, Power Pass holders receive unlimited access to Nordic Valley. Purchase your season pass by this Friday, April 20 for the guaranteed lowest price. Buy now.

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For Immediate Release: Apr. 18, 2018

James Coleman and Mountain Capital Partners Enters into Operating Agreement with Nordic Valley Ski Area.
Utah Resort Joins the MCP Family of Ski Resorts

Durango, Colo. – James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners, recently announced that he is entering into an operating agreement with Skyline Mountain Base, LLC to manage and operate Nordic Valley Ski Resort.
“We’re excited to add Nordic Valley to our family of ski resorts and begin working with the resort staff,” stated James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners. “Nordic Valley is a fantastic ski area and is consistent with our goals as a company of making skiing affordable to everyone in order to continue growing the sport.”

Nordic Valley Ski Resort, located in Eden, UT and only 25 minutes from downtown Ogden, was first established in 1968. Nordic Valley offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain for skiing and snowboarding with 140 skiable acres, 23 trails, four lifts, a terrain park, and snowmaking which covers 60 percent of terrain. The Utah ski area receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually, and has a 965 foot vertical. It also features a day lodge, rental shop, and ski & snowboard school.

“We are very happy to partner with Mountain Capital Partners, who will run the operations of Nordic Valley starting this month,” stated Laurent Jouffray, Skyline Mountain Base, LLC board member. “We’re committed to the success of the resort and its future developments, and are confident that it will become one of the best ski resort destinations in the U.S.”

Nordic Valley is a family-friendly resort, known for its ski and ride school and beginner terrain. The boutique ski area became known internationally as the best downhill training ski area for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Coleman announced that the 2018/2019 Nordic Valley season pass has been reduced this year and will be offered at $299 for adults and includes unlimited access with no blackout dates to Nordic Valley, as well as Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort in New Mexico, Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico, and Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado, which are also managed by Mountain Capital Partners.

Mountain Capital Partners also offers the Power Pass at $599 for adults which provides endless mountain experiences at ski resorts in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, and will now include the Nordic Valley Ski Resort. With the Power Pass, ski enthusiasts receive unlimited access with no blackout dates to Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Hesperus Ski Area and Nordic Valley. The Power Pass also offers three free days at partner ski resorts including: Copper Mountain (CO), Powder Mountain (UT), Loveland Ski Area (CO), Monarch Mountain (CO), Grand Targhee Ski Resort (WY), Brundage Mountain Resort (ID), and more. The 2018/2019 Power Pass is currently on sale at the lowest price of the year through Apr. 20, 2018. All kids who are in fifth grade and younger receive a FREE 2018/2019 season pass. For more information, visit the Pajarito Power Pass webpage here.

In the summer, Nordic Valley offers a variety of activities for all ages, including lift-served mountain biking and hiking, an 18-hole disc golf course, a 400-foot long slip-n-slide, bungee trampoline, Nordic Nights Saturday evening concert-series, and more.Skyline Mountain Base, LLC is a group of U.S. and European investors.


About Mountain Capital Partners
Headquartered in Durango, Colo., Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) owns and manages the largest collection of ski resorts in the Southwest, including Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area and Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, Purgatory Snowcat Adventures, as well as Nordic Valley Ski Resort. In total, the resorts feature more than 38,000 skiable acres, 268 trails, 36 lifts, 15 terrain parks, plus a variety of summer activities, such as mountain bike trails, scenic chairlift rides, an alpine slide, a new mountain coaster at Purgatory Resort (coming in summer 2018), and more. James Coleman is the managing partner of MCP, which has invested more than $40 million at its five resorts over the past four years alone, adding new chairlifts, trails, snowmaking, and other improvements.

Compare Passes and Punch Cards

As part of our commitment to making skiing affordable for everyone, we offer a wide variety of season passes and discount punch cards to get everyone on the slopes. 


If you’re planning to ski 5 days or less next winter, we recommend purchasing Power Products. These multi-day, multi-resort discount cards were created for guests wanting to save on lift tickets and have the power to choose when to use them. Go ahead, chase the powder!

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If you’re planning to hit the slopes more than 6 days next winter, our wide variety of season pass offerings provide the best bang for your buck. Our premium pass, the Power Pass, grants exclusive access to perks like 3 FREE days at partner ski areas, additional lift tickets, discounts on grub and aprés beer and more.

Season Passes

We’re here to help! Drop us a line if you need advice on selecting the best product for you. Please contact us at 800-587-2240.


Favorite Photos of 2017-2018

Thanks for a great season! Here are a couple of our favorite photos from the 2017-2018 Season.

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Photo by Matt Henderson

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Photo by @freeheelfreespirit of @thatparkguy and Lizzi the ski patrol dog playing!

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Photo by @nm_snowmaker from a Powder Day

Photo by @apscha from the February Fun Fest Castle

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Photo by @joeyunser from the Sipapu Pond Skim

Tricks on skis
Photo by @bubbynub. Doing some end of the season stunts!

Ski Patrol
Photo by @thaedra of our Ski Patrol! Thanks for all the great work they do!