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Vadito, NM  US
(575) 587-2240 / (800) 587-2240
$ 47.00

9,255 FT

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Home to the longest ski season in New Mexico, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort offers a natural mountain terrain, perfect for all ability levels. From green and blue groomed cruisers to the steeps and powder stashes found above Lift 1, this mountain has something for everyone. What’s more is that you can access it all without waiting in a lift line nearly all season long.

Sipapu’s philosophy is to be the most family-friendly resort in the Rockies, and guests have been bringing their children and grandchildren to our mountain since 1952. Our resort is small enough so that kids won’t get lost, and our laid-back style is perfect for families looking to simply enjoy a family vacation they can afford.

Sipapu also provides the perfect place to learn to ski, snowboard and more. If it’s your first time on the slopes, come to Sipapu and get your first three lessons for FREE!

Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing resort (yet you won’t wait in line for a lift).

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); and the best deals around, which allows everyone to have the family vacation they want at prices they can easily afford.

Ski Lift Tickets
Weekend/Holiday    Weekday
Full Day   1/2 Day      Full Day   1/2 Day  
Adult $ 47.00 $ 35.00    $ 47.00 $ 35.00
Junior   $ 41.00 $ 30.00    $ 41.00 $ 30.00
Senior   $ 30.00 $ 24.00    $ 30.00 $ 24.00
*Note: 1/2 day starts at 12:00

Kids 5th grade and younger (report card required), 40-year-olds, 60-year-olds and guests ages 70 and older ski FREE everyday at Sipapu - no blackout dates! For complete details, visit

Season Passes
Unlimited Access to: Sipapu, Pajarito and Hesperus, plus 3 FREE days at Arizona Snowbowl and Purgatory No blackout dates. For complete details and more pass options, visit

Rental Gear
Adult    Junior    Senior   
Snowboard Package    $ 28.00 $ 28.00 $ 28.00

Located at the base area in the lower level of the Sipapu Lodge, our rental shop carries alpine skis, boots, poles, snowboards, ski bikes and more. Our on-site experts will ensure you’re fitted for the right gear, and they can help with your adjustments, too.

With over 1,000 skis and snowboards, rental reservations are not required.

Trail Maps

Sipapu Trail Map
Trail map for Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. For more information, visit

Lessons & Instruction
First-time skiers or snowboarders (ages 7 and older) receive a FREE lesson with the purchase of one full-day, full-price lift ticket (this offer may not be combined with free or discount lift tickets or specials). Half-day and full-day clinics, private lessons and family lessons are available. For complete details, visit

Recent Improvements
First to Open in New Mexico: Opening Date at Sipapu is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014. This year will mark the 12th consecutive season that Sipapu has opened before any other ski area in the state. Historically, Sipapu offers New Mexico's longest ski season as well (we are known for being the first to open and last to close).

Improved Tree Skiing: On Sipapu’s slopes, guests will discover incredible steeps, untracked powder (that locals know will stick around for days after a storm) and some of the best tree skiing in the state. For the upcoming winter, mountain crews expanded its legendary tree skiing on Gamble Trees.

A New Lift: Late last fall, Sipapu installed a new lift - a magic carpet - on its Practice Slope. Sipapu’s newest lift is a 470-foot long magic carpet that rises 100 vertical feet while gliding flush along the surface of the snow. It offers novice skiers and snowboarders an easier way to hone their skills before they progress to more advanced terrain.

Located on the second level of Sipapu Lodge, the Riverside Cafe's eclectic menu features everything from the local favorite Sipa-Burger to classic New Mexican burritos. The adjacent lounge delivers only the top line of liquors, a huge assortment of beers and several local drafts. Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m.

The Bar at the Riverside Cafe has an assortment of top-shelf liquors, beers and local drafts. Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m.

Local Lodging
Sipapu offers a variety of slopeside accommodations, and most include a fireplace and kitchenette. With the purchase of one $44 lift ticket, up to four people stay FREE during our Free Lodging Days! This offer is available at our partner hotels in Taos, Las Vegas and Santa Fe, too.

Nearby Recreation
Sipapu is perfect for those looking for an inexpensive and family-friendly winter adventure. Here are just a few of the activities available at or near Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort: Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowblading, Ski Biking, Telemark Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing (available a short drive from the resort), Snowshoeing (available a short drive from the resort), Ski School

Please note: Sledding and Tubing are not permitted at Sipapu, although sledding hills are available nearby.

Note: Prices shown may be in local currency.

Quick Stats
Summit: 9,255 Ft / 2,821 M
Base: 8,200 Ft / 2,499 M
Vertical: 1,055 Ft / 322 M
Acres: 200 Ac / 81 Hc
Annual Snow: 190" / 483cm
Snowmaking: 70%
Season Start: 11/17/2018
Season End: 4/8/2019
Peak Ticket: $ 47.00
Ski Rental: $ 20.00
Board Rental: $ 28.00
Group Lesson: $ 55.00
Total Trails: 41
Longest Run: 10,561 Ft / 3,219 M
Toughest Trail: Reasonable Anxiety
Triples: 2
Doubles: 0
Surface: 3
Capacity: 4100 / HR
Halfpipes: 0
Terrainpark: 4
No data available
Season: 11/17/2018 to 4/8/2019
Sunday: 9-4
Monday: 9-4
Tuesday: 9-4
Wednesday: 9-4
Thursday: 9-4
Friday: 9-4
Saturday: 9-4
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