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Old 02-26-2009, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New Mexico Conditions?

Hey all,

I'm leaving for a week of riding in New Mexico (Sipapu and Angel Fire) on Saturday. No new snow since the 11th, and it looks like it's been (and will continue to be the whole time I'm there) crazy hot during the day (50-55 degrees) and below freezing at night (20 or so).

Anybody been boarding there the last week or so? How's the snow holding up? Is this trip going to suck? I'm worried.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I took some friends over to Angel Fire last Monday, snow was starting to look a little sketchy in places, but was holding up okay. They had to close the main Chile Lift as the wind was gusting 45+. Nevertheless, you'll find snow to ride, primarily on the blue groomers where they've maintained a decent base. Expert runs are probably getting pretty bad.. Taos was holding up a little better but it's been a week since I was there. Haven't been a Sipapu lately but I'd imagine it's the same. Angel Fire is hosting a Boarder/Skier X event on March 7th, might be fun to check out?

Don't worry, you'll have fun..
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I went to Santa Fe for a few hours this last weekend. (2pm til close, 4 pm). The bottom was getting slushy but there was still a good amount of snow. I took my girl on the bunny lift since it was her first time and that still had good snow, not too packed.

I only had the chance to ride the middle lift to the top (or as far as that one went anyway). The snow was still okay up there but on some of the blues where they dipped down, they were starting to ice over pretty bad when the temperature dropped. I figure there's still another month or snow of boarding to be done in Santa Fe.

Taos reports a 60 something inch base. I'm probably headed there this weekend.

Sandia (in Albuquerque) is already closed for the year.

No clue about Sipapu and Angelfire however, haven't been there at all this year. Come join us in Taos!

I'm local to Albuquerque and the weather has been great here during the day. It's been hovering around the 60s-low 70s during the day. Good hot weather, but killer for the mountains. Get in your boarding while you can!
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lemme know if anyone finds out about sipapu... was gonna hit it up in the morning but if it's choppy and icy, i'll pass. slush isn't as much of an issue for me
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sandia isn't closed for the season; they just haven't opened yet. Looks like you'll be just in time to shred some sick snow. Just finished my avy 1 class at santa fe and was up to my hips in super soft sugar.

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Old 12-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just got back from Ruidoso and snowed like a foot today at it was 28 degrees.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Went up to Sandia yesturday and it was surprisingly pretty nice up there with some powder stashes off in the trees. Looks like Santa Fe is getting hit right now too so this weekend it is on!
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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New Mexico snows? Never knew that at all.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes! not as much as MASS. but we have the Rocky mountains to play on and northern NM gets hit with some good annual snow fall.
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