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LOCATION, ETC
24 miles southeast of Taos; Drive time: 40 mins.; Elevation: 8200 ft.

HISTORY
Founded in 1952 by Lloyd and Olive Bolander, the Sipapu ski area opened with a 100-foot long rope tow. A year later, a rental shop opened with thirty pairs of used skis. The word Sipapu means "land of paradise" or "spirit place."

LANDSCAPE
Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, Sipapu resort is known for its unspoiled character and rustic charm and is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season in the Rockies.

MUST SEE, MUST DO
Snow fun for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, with over 40 trails, four lifts, and two terrain parks. During the summer months, the resort offers world-class trout fishing, four wheeling, disc golf, hiking and more.

Photo: Cardboard Derby is a favorite winter competition in Sipapu

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Sipapu

A family-friendly mountain resort - close to Taos, but away from it all.  

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Community Listings

Stay
  • Sipapu Lodging

    Sipapu’s slopeside lodging units are full of history and rich with character. Cabins, apartments, lodge rooms, camp sites and RV spaces are part of the slate of lodging menu. visit site »

Meeting Space
  • Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

    Family oriented ski and summer resort; modest prices. Facilities for groups of 2 to 260 for your corporate gathering, retreat, family reunion or wedding. visit site »

Arts
  • PeƱasco Theatre

    Originally built in 1940 and situated in the small rural village of Penasco, this theatre offers special performances, movies, classes in aerials, physical theatre, poetry, and the visual arts. visit site »