A Sipapu Buyer’s Guide to Season Passes


Sipapu's 18/19 season passes are on sale now and include more discounts and benefits than ever!
Use this guide to help select the pass that’s right for you! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Worry-Free Payment Option
Sipapu is proud to offer no price increase over last year on select passes for the third year in a row! All Sipapu passes now include the payment plan option, regardless of which pass you purchase! With no interest and easy, automatic payments, it’s just one less thing you have to keep track of. Simply pay off your pass in monthly installments through November 30, 2018.

The Power Pass
The Power Pass is ideal for those who want unlimited ski days and the biggest perks.

Free Season Pass for 5th Grade and Under
Guests 5th grade and younger for the 2018-2019 school year get a free season pass. To be eligible for this product bring proof of grade -like a report card or textbook- to the ticket office when you pick up your child's pass.

The Local Power Pass
The Local Power Pass gives you unlimited access to Sipapu, Hesperus and Pajarito, plus 3 FREE days at Snowbowl.

The Local Power Pass+
The Local Power Pass+ is identical to the Local Power Pass with the addition of 3 FREE days at Purgatory and unlimited 50% off biking and hiking at Pajarito.

Sipapu Value Passes
Sipapu offers a variety of value passes, perfect for those interested in skiing Sipapu only and don’t mind blackout dates.

  • The most affordable season pass options!

  • Sunday Only Passes are available every Sunday – no blackout dates!

Sipapu Family Passes
Perfect for families who want to ski only Sipapu and don’t mind blackout dates. After the first family member purchases their pass, each subsequent family member’s pass price is reduced. Learn more.


Convenience Pass
The Convenience Pass allows guests 70+ to skip the ticket window (and any lines) and get direct-to-lift access for just $29 at Sipapu, Pajarito, Arizona Snowbowl, and Hesperus.

Free Tickets
Guests ages 40, 60, and 70+ can get a FREE lift ticket at Sipapu every day from the ticket window.


Thanks for reading! Be sure to purchase the pass that’s right for you by April 20 to get the deepest discounts and biggest perks. If you have any more questions, visit our FAQ page. See you on the mountain!

Rev Up for Cardboard Derby


On Saturday March 10, the annual Cardboard Derby returns to Sipapu for its 15th year!

This popular family-fun event challenges both creativity and ingenuity as participants attempt to build the best cardboard snow vessel on the mountain. Oh, and this year we’re raising the bar by offering DOZENS of awesome prizes, including free entry to Purgatory Resort’s Cardboard Derby on March 17!


 Yep—Cardboard Derby is that much fun!

The Rules are Simple

  1. Your vessel can only be made of cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. No wax allowed!
  2. Everyone in your team must remain in your vessel from start to finish
  3. Each Derby vessel may be assigned to one individual or one team only


Cardboard Derby

 The possibilities for creativity are endless!

While the Derby is a blast for participants, it’s also a spectator favorite!

Kids and adults love the thrill of watching teams barrel down the hill in their homemade cardboard vessels. Every year participants get more creative and knowledgeable in crafting their vessels, making it an increasingly fun event to watch.

Tips for building your derby racer:

  • Sled-shaped vessels tend to get the best momentum
  • Duct tape on the bottom of your vessel increases momentum
  • There are different kinds of cardboard ;-)
  • Weight distribution matters. Rear-weighted vessels tend to spin 180 degrees, sending participants down backwards
  • Weight = speed. Adding bodies to your vessel will make it to go faster


Cardboard Derby

 Themed vessels are always a blast to watch.

Need some inspiration? Check out this Derby video. Register in advance. It will save you time on Derby Day!


Cardboard Derby Day Schedule

8:30am—Day-of registration at Sipapu's Base Area. Cost is $10/vessel

9:00am Individual and Team check in. Vessel inspection

10:00am—Mandatory participant meeting at the shoot

10:30am>—15th Annual Cardboard Derby start time

1:00 p.m.—Award Ceremony


Cardboard Derby

All you need is cardboard, duct tape and a little imagination!

For more information, visit our Cardboard Derby page. See you on Derby Day and may the best (and most creative) derby-goer win!

*Please note that 2017/2018 Power Pass holders will not receive two FREE lift tickets for Purgatory Resort.

February 15 Powder Day Photos

We picked up 10" overnight and more snow is on the way today! Plus, four new intermediate trails opened as a result of the new snow: Salt Lick, Beep Beep, Howdy, and Downfall! See our snow report for more details. Here are some of our favorite photos of the mountain covered in snow today!

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Starting Saturday, explore our colossal handmade snow castle, plus log quality family time on the slopes. Santa Fe Brewing hosts a mountain-wide scavenger hunt in search of SFB cans stuffed with prizes. Aprés ski, enjoy beer specials at Riverside Cafe. See All President's Weekend events here.

February Means Fun Fest


Our annual President’s Day Weekend celebration, February Fun Fest, is February 17-19, and we know you and your family will enjoy the FREE festivities.

Parents and kids explore last year’s snow castle.


Sipapu's Snow Castle
Without a doubt, the highlight of the weekend is the colossal snow castle, hand built by our winter mountain crew. This colossal structure is a feat in ice and snow architecture, complete with slides, stairs, flags and heaps of nooks and crannies for kids and adults to explore. Each year the castle is different—last year’s castle was 2 stories tall with 5 slides, 4 rooms and more steps than we could count!


Our castle crew is already hard at working building this year’s castle, which will open Saturday, February 17 at 9 a.m., kicking off President's Day Weekend at Sipapu.

Parents and kids explore last year’s snow castle.

There are many stages to building the snow castle. The first is an enormous pile of snow.


Mountain-Wide Treasure Hunt
Our treasure hunt will have you searching the mountain—including the snow castleto find laminated letters that spell CLOWN. If you’re a true sleuth and find them all, you can bring them to ski school in exchange for awesome prizes.


To find out more, visit the February Fun Fest event page. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for snow castle updates. We’ll see you on the mountain—or in the snow castle—President's Day Weekend!