Santa Fe, NM (December 20, 2011)- Snow, snow, and more snow: All of New Mexico’s ski areas are up and running – in fact, New Mexico ski conditions just might be among the best in the world right now; and you were wondering where you were going to spend your holiday vacation.
“Ski season is officially here, and with some of the best early skiing in years, excitement is in the air,” said Monique Jacobson, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department. “Unlike most of the country, 2011 has been extremely good to the New Mexico ski resorts, blanketing them in new snow weekly. This December will be one to remember.”
Check out these ski reports:
“17 new trails opened today, 40” snow depth, 12 inches in the past 24 hours”
“100% of the mountain open, 47” snow depth, 11 inches in the past 24 hours”
“95% of the mountain open, 45” snow depth, seven inches in the past 24 hours”
“All lifts and all trails open, 46” snow depth, four inches in the past 24 hours”
“Ski area opens one week ahead of projected opening”
All resorts from Ski Apache in the south to Red River in the north have reported excellent skiing conditions starting Thanksgiving weekend through today (December 20, 2011); and the new snow fall with more on the way continues to improve the already great conditions.
“The way the storms are tracking across New Mexico right now could not be better,” said George Brooks, Executive Director Ski New Mexico. “It snows for a while, we get a break, and then it snows some more. We encourage one and all to give New Mexico skiing a shot this holiday season. They won’t be disappointed.”
Ancient Native American communities, historic Spanish towns, and the spirit of the Old West are part of what make New Mexico so distinctive for any visitor. Soaring Rocky Mountain peaks and winter sports areas that offer outstanding terrain, diversity, and value will make every skier and boarder feel right at home. The combination means a winter trip to New Mexico is one exploration after another, both on the mountain and off.
New Mexico Ski Area Contacts
Angel Fire Resort: 800-633-7463 or www.angelfireresort.com
Enchanted Forest Cross Country ski Area: 575-754-6112 or www.enchantedforestxc.com
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area: 575-662-5725 or www.skipajarito.com
Red River Ski Area: 505-754-2233 or www.redriverskiarea.com
Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway: 505-856-2736 or www.sandiapeak.com
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort: 800-587-2240 or www.sipapunm.com
Ski Apache: 575-464-3600 or www.skiapache.com
Ski Santa Fe: 505-982-4429 or www.skisantafe.com
Taos Ski Valley: 575-776-2291 or www.skitaos.org
Valles Caldera Cross Country: 866-382-5537 or www.vallescaldera.gov
New Mexico Tourism Department