Snow Report

 

Snow Report

Snow Report

Updated: Friday, October 03, 2014 08:06 AM
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This weekend is the unofficial start of winter with the Sport Systems Avalanche Sale and Snow Show. Many resorts are offering exclusive ticket packs and deals that you wont be able to get anywhere else and are available this weekend only. You can also get incredible deals on last year's model gear and great deal on this season's gear. Many of the gear specials are better than the swap later this season and your get service from Sport Systems! Get all the details at the Sport Systems website. The Sport Systems Avalanche Sale and Snow Show runs Friday from 9a-7p, Saturday from 9a-6p and Sunday from noon-5p at Montgomery and Louisiana. Look for signs for parking.

In addition to all the deals from individual resorts, there are two deals available from NMX Sports and Ski New Mexico. The NMX Card gets you $700 worth of tickets, that's most ski areas ever on the card and it's only $89. That's $10 off the preseason price. And sales of the card help NMX Sports. And Ski New Mexico is offering a special price on the True Passport card. The cost is $159 and you get one ticket to ever ski area in New Mexico.

Sandia Peak: The Peak Plus Card is available for $59. You save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long. You can also get a Six Pack of Fun for just $329. This is 6 transferrable all day lift tickets. The Millennium Pass is also available for $199 which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket. Season passes are also available at the show. These include the Platinum Pass for ages 16-61, no blackout dates, $569. The Silver Pass for those 62-71 is $429 with no black out dates. The Bronze Pass is for weekdays only and is $399. Some passes have blackout dates, so check the details at their booth at the show.

Santa Fe: The Peak Plus Card is available for $59. You save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long. You can also get a Six Pack of Fun for just $329. This is 6 transferrable all day lift tickets. The Millennium Pass is also available for $199 which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket. Season passes are also available at the show. These include the Platinum Pass for ages 16-61, no blackout dates, $569. The Silver Pass for those 62-71 is $429 with no black out dates. The Bronze Pass is for weekdays only and is $399. Some passes have blackout dates, so check the details at their booth at the show.

Taos Ski Valley: Get a Taos Card for just $35 at the snow show. This card gives you discounts on tickets throughout the season, with a few exceptions. They also have a 3-Pack of tickets to Taos for only $150. Limit of one per person and there are blackout dates Dec. 26-31. The Millennium Pass and other Taos passes are available at the show and you can get your season pass or card printed at the show.

Angel Fire: A 4 Pack of tickets is available for $199. Good any 4 days of the season with no blackout days. There is also a 6 Pack of tickets with limited blackout dates available for $149. There is also special pricing on season passes. Adults season passes are $299 and teen/student/active military passes are available for $249.

Pajarito: Stop by New Mexico Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito or Sipapu. In addition, the New Mexico Power Pass offers unlimited access to Pajarito and Sipapu plus bonus days at 28 partner mountains across NM, CO, UT and the rest of the country. Discounted prices on this pass is available this weekend only at the show. Pajarito student season passes will be available for $149 for students aged 20 or younger or college students enrolled for at least 9 credit hours. Child season passes are $99 for kids ages 12 and younger. All other season passes are discounted this weekend only at the show.

Sipapu: Stop by New Mexico Power Pass tent and get a free lift ticket to Pajarito or Sipapu. In addition, the New Mexico Power Pass offers unlimited access to Pajarito and Sipapu plus bonus days at 28 partner mountains across NM, CO, UT and the rest of the country. Discounted prices on this pass is available this weekend only at the show. Sipapu student season passes will be available for $99 for students aged 20 or younger or college students enrolled for at least 9 credit hours. Child season passes are $49 for kids ages 12 and younger. All other season passes are discounted this weekend only at the show.

Red River: Get the Triple Play card, which is good for 3 days on the mountain for only $99. This card is good any 3 days in January and February. Limited supplies of this card are available.

Enchanted Forest XC: Will have $99 season passes at the show. Also a 3-day punch card, good any day of the season, for $12 for adults and $5 for kids.

Valles Caldera National Preserve: No information available on show offers.

Ski Apache: No information available on show offers.

Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory): Will have the 50-/50 card available for $50, which gives you your first ski day free and then ski for $50 a day for the remainder of the season with holiday period blackout dates. You can also save 35% on lodging if you book within 48 hours of the Avalanche sale.

Wolf Creek: Offering 25% off all season passes. Prices are only good through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Silverton Mountain: Not offering any deals at the show.

Telluride Resort: No information available on show offers.

Report Legend:
Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.

Great Deals:
Great deals for the new season coming soon. Ski News:
Photo Tips for Skiers USA Today ran a great article to help you get good ski/snowboard photos. Check out the full story at USA Today's site here.

What's New This Season?There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2012-2013 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved from last season.

More links:
Here are some links that you may find helpful:
Ski New Mexico
Colorado Ski Country
Ski Utah
New Mexico National Weather Service
Colorado National Weather Service
Colorado Mtn Weather & Avalanche Report
Detailed Ski Area Forecast From SnowForecast
Warren Miller Films & Info
National Forest Service (has fall color info and more)
Colorado Ski History Web Site (includes info on closed NM/CO areas)
Road Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.

Summer Season Info:
New Mexico Rafting Companies:
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, (800) 879-9035
Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181
New Wave Rafting Co., (800) 984-1444
Far Flung Adventures, (800) 359-2627
Known World Rafting Adventures, (800) 983-7756
Native Sons Adventures, (800) 753-7559
Santa Fe Rafting Co., (888) 988-4914