New Mexico Experiencing Fantastic Start To The 2019 Ski Season!

New Mexico Experiencing Fantastic Start To The 2019 Ski Season!


New Mexico Experiencing Fantastic Start To The 2019 Ski Season!


After the winter they endured this past season, it’s great to see New Mexico skiers and riders lapping up the pow in December.

Taos Ski Valley, Ski Apache, Santa Fe, and Sipapu are all looking great prior to the holiday season and it’s looking even better as a Winter Weather Advisory is forecasted across much of the region today (*Taos gets snow but is excluded from the advisory).

Ruidoso Forecast:

Find out more here: Winter Weather Advisory [Sacramento Mountains]

New Mexico Snowfall Roundup

Turning and burning at Taos Ski Valley | Photo: Taos Ski Valley

*Totals are base depths drawn from each resort’s individual website

  • Taos – 35″
  • Ski Santa Fe – 29″
  • Ski Apache – 24″

Ski Apache opened today! | Photo: Ski Apache Facebook

  • Red River – 24″
  • Sipapu – 20″
  • Angelfire – 20″

Winter Weather Advisory

Widespread Rain on Friday will Mix with and Change to Snow in the Higher Elevations of the Sacramento Mountains Friday Afternoon and Friday Night…

An upper level storm system currently off the southern California coast will move east across New Mexico on Friday. Ahead of this system, warm southerly flow aloft will allow snow levels to remain quite high as scattered rain showers develop tonight. Snow levels Friday morning will run between 9,000 and 10,000 feet, but will start to descend to between 8,000 and 9,000 feet Friday Afternoon, then drop to around 6,500 to 7,500 feet after midnight Friday Night. Several inches of snow are expected to fall before precipitation ends Saturday morning, though the total amount will be vary greatly depending on elevation.


* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet.

* WHEN…noon Friday to 9 AM Saturday. The heaviest snowfall rates will occur between 11 PM Friday and 5 AM Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for reduced visibilities at times. 

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