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Sipapu Reports the Most New Snow in the Nation - Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Posted Nov 24, 2014

Nearly 3 Feet of New Snow in 9 Days

VADITO, N.M. – Over the last nine days, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort,  has received 31" of snow. Resort officials say this is the most snowfall accumulation for a November at Sipapu in a decade and the most new snow in the nation.

As of 3 a.m. on November 24, 2014, Sipapu mountain crews reported 13 inches of new snow overnight and nearly 3 feet of snow since the resort opened last Saturday, November 15. Colorado's Vail Mountain Resort came in second with 8 inches, according to the industry's resource for snowfall reporting,

Sipapu is reporting a 22 inch base, with 18 trails, three lifts and one terrain park in operation. Lifts are open everyday this week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sipapu is currently the only ski area open in New Mexico, and the resort's November 15 opening date marked the 12th consecutive time Sipapu opened before any other ski area in the state. The resort is also boasting the following accolades:

* The three lifts and 18 trails account for the most terrain open for this time of year, and Sipapu mountain crews report they are working to open all five lifts this week - which would be another first for any November in recent Sipapu history.

* Sipapu's November 15 open date was also the earliest opening in recent history.

All lift tickets are discounted: adult tickets are $20, and teens (ages 13-20), kids (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 61 and older) pay just $15 now through Wednesday. Starting Thanksgiving Day and through Sunday, adult tickets are $25, teens are $19, and kids and seniors are $15. 

As with every season, kids ages 6 and younger, 4th and 5th graders and guests who are ages 40, 60 or 70 years and better receive a free lift ticket everyday. This year, 5th graders get a free lift ticket by presenting a report card, too.

Sipapu's Novmeber 15 opening marked the beginning of a new era for skiing in the Southwest: the resort's managing partner, James Coleman, and his investment group acquired Pajarito Mountain Ski Area of Los Alamos, Arizona Snowbowl, and Colorado's Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort earlier this fall to form the largest mountain collective in the Southwest. Arizona Snowbowl and Purgatory are scheduled to open this Friday.

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