Largest Storm In Decade Boosts New Mexico Ski Resorts

NMTD News:

The largest storm in a decade blanketed the northern part of New Mexico during the past two weeks, dropping more than six feet of new snow on New Mexico’s ski resorts.

The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) is hopeful that the record-setting snowfall will lead to record number spring break visitors to the state’s ski resorts.

“We are excited about the timing of this late season snow to encourage those who have been on-the-fence about picking a Spring Break vacation spot,” NMTD Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said. “All eight of New Mexico’s alpine ski resorts and four Nordic ski areas have the best conditions they’ve had this winter. We’re optimistic about these conditions providing one more reason for people to choose New Mexico,”

To showcase the recent storm and conditions of the mountains here in New Mexico, the Tourism Department has released a New Mexico True Series video that highlights the deep powder and includes an interview with Rhoda Blake, who founded the Taos Ski Valley with her husband, Ernie, in the mid-1950s. Video:

“This video showcases that New Mexico is truly a skier’s and snowboarder’s haven. We have some of the best terrain and snow conditions in the country right now,” Latham said. 

Snow totals:

  • Taos Ski Valley-58 inches; will close April 6
  • Red River-55 inches; will close March 22
  • Angel Fire Resort-57 inches; will close March 22
  • Ski Santa Fe-38 inches; will close April 5
  • Pajarito Mountain-32 inches; will close March 23
  • Sipapu-23 inches; will close April 12
  • Sandia Peak-19 inches; will close tentatively March 15
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