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Sipapu, New Mexico

Family Friendly and Affordable

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing resort (yet you won’t wait in line for a lift).

Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, the resort has over 40 trails, four lifts and two terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and gourmet home cooking at the Riverside Café.

Both first-time and returning guests alike appreciate the quintessential mountain life found only at Sipapu: a fun, friendly mountain (where your kids won’t get lost, perfect for skiers and boarders of all skill levels); clean, simple accommodations (no in-room TVs or phones – we believe families should connect with each other, not over their electronics; cable TV is available in the lodge and cell service is usually available throughout the property); and the best deals around, which allows everyone to have the family vacation they want at prices they can easily afford.


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Mountain Statistics for Sipapu
Base Elevation: 8,200 ft (2,499 meters)
Summit Elevation: 9,255 ft (2,821 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,055 ft (322 m)
Skiable Area: 200 acres (81 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 190 in (483 cm)
Longest Run: 10,560 ft (3,219 m)
Snowmaking: 70 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 2,900 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Carpet
2 Poma Lifts
2 Triple Chairs
1 Quad Chair
Number of Trails: 42
Trail Ratings for Sipapu
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 25%
Experts Only: Experts Only 15%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Sipapu
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes