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Sipapu Ski Area

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The Ski Resort

Sipapu Ski Resort is located in northwestern New Mexico, only about 30 km away from Taos. Since 1952 it has been a family run business and families are what is in the resort´s center of attention. Everyone at Sipapu is eager to create a family friendly environment as it is their philosophy that it is quite important to spend some quality time with your family. Therefore, Sipapu aims at providing as much family fun as possible at affordable prices. This way it has gained a reputation of being the most family-friendly resort in the Rockies. At Sipapu you will find 80 hectares of skiable terrain. This means there is enough space for everyone no matter if beginner oder expert. However, the resort is still small enough that nobody gets lost. There are two Terrain Parks for freestylers and those who want to become one. They have features for all ability levels such as rails, boxes and jumps. In addition, there are natural terrain features located throughout the mountain. Sue´s Ski School offers not only lessons for beginners but also for skiers and riders who want to refine their already existing skills. A very special offer is the Frequent Sliders Club. It is designed for guests who have never stood on skis or a snowboard. You´ll get 3 lessons for FREE!
Besides downhill skiing and snowboarding you have the opportunity to go snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing and Ski Biking. Whatever you choose you will certainly spend a memorable family holiday at Sipapu Ski Resort!


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1053 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 9255 ft.
  • The day pass at Sipapu Ski Area is $55 making it the cheapest ski resort in New Mexico.
  • During the season the average snow depth at Sipapu Ski Area is 33 ". Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average base depth of 36 ".
  • Sipapu Ski Area features 82 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 49 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in the USA.

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last update on Feb 10, 2023
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Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
5224 Highway 518, Route Box 29, HC65
NM 87579


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Mountain Stats

Elevation8199 ft - 9255 ft
SeasonNovember - April
Opening DayNov 18, 2022
Closing DayApr 2, 2023
Capacity 5800 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 4

Skiable Terrain

200 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 200 acres
Number of Slopes 42

Weather (9255 ft)


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1 day adult $55
1 day youth $40
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