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Sipapu

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #5 in New Mexico

 

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AIR TRANSPORTATION

Albuquerque International Sunport

Airlines operating from Albuquerque include American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, New Mexico Airlines, Southwest, United and US Air.

 
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Sipapu Resort 

 

Variety of lodging accommodations available including lodge rooms, apartments and cabins.  

Extra person charges may apply

$49 and up 

 

 

 

     
       
       
       

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Sipapu
Description:

Sipapu Ski Area is nestled in the Pecos Wilderness and the Carson National Forest along the banks of the Rio Pueblo in northern New Mexico. The ski area was founded in 1952 by Lloyd and Olive Bolander. They wanted to improve on the skiing that was available two miles down the road at the now defunct Agua Piedra Ski Club. That year they installed a 100 foot long rope tow. In 1953, they bought thirty pairs of used rental skis and the rental shop was started. Skiers were charged 50 cents a day to ski.The word Sipapu means "land of paradise" or "spirit place." The convenient location of the lifts and the variety of intermediate runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding make this a favorite year-round family resort. Sipapu offers a range of on-site accommodations: duplexes, suites, apartments, cabins, dormitories and a trailer park with complete hookups. There is a full-service restaurant filled with rustic charm and a cozy, paneled lodge with a stone fireplace for apres-ski. http://www.sipapunm.com/

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts5
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner20%
Trails-2-Intermediate40%
Trails-3-Advanced25%
Trails-4-Expert only15%
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total41
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation8200'
General-Vertical drop1055'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds200 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: friendly staff, no crowds

Cons: small mountain

One of the best resorts for that family friendly feel.  Small, but enjoyable mountain, no crowds, low cost.  I will go again with my family.

 

Low cost structure with an assortment of odd "ski free" categories.  Military, Age 40, and fourth graders all ski free this year.

 

An easy drive from Taos so you can stay there and travel here for one day to ski for about half the price of the more famous nearby mountains.