March Powder Dump in New Mexico: 6 Ski Resorts to Hit in the Southwest

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the 2019 "bomb cyclone" slammed the land of green chiles with blizzard-like conditions, and northern New Mexico is bumping like it's the first pow of the season. put those Hawaiian shirts on hold and snug up in your base layers, cause it's still winter at these 6 ski resorts in the southwest!


For the steeps: TAOS SKI VALLEY

Base: 9200'

Summit: 12,481'

Freshies: 33"

Base: 103"

Runs Open: 105

Lifts Running: 13

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For a bigger resort feel with hundreds of ways to challenge yourself, TSV is the way to go! While there are plenty of beginner runs, TSV is known for its hike-to-playground and steep mountain runs. Whether you are looking to shine up those carve lines or just dive off a 4-foot ledge into powder, this ski valley will have your heart racing from the first scoop up on the high-speed quad.

Closing Date: April 14th.


FOR no lines & hidden stashes: ANGEL FIRE SKI RESORT

Base: 8600'

Summit: 10,677'

Freshies: 30"

Snow Depth: 59"

Runs Open: 79

Lifts Running: 7

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AFR is the place to be between holidays for no wait times and pow stashes! If you like to avoid the crowds and have runs all to yourself, slap on some Crab Grabs and ride 'til your heart is content. There are plenty of trails for all levels and for working on skill progression. The resort is super family-friendly and also great to take time to chill and reflect via solo runs. Come nab up the goods while they're still fresh for the takin'.

Closing Date: March 25th


for the culture: RED RIVER SKI AREA

PHOTO CREDIT: Red River, NM

Base: 8750'

Summit: 10,350'

Freshies: 30"

Snow Depth: 55"

Runs Open: 63

Lifts Running: 7

The party is in Red River! If you are looking for a ski trip with lots of stuff to do around the snow- Red River is the place to be! They celebrate Mardi Gras harder than N' Oleans and host weekly events that keep the crowd fist pumping for more.

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Closing date: March 24th


For the scenery: SKI SANTA FE

PHOTO CREDIT: Miranda Lee

BASE: 10,350'

Summit: 12,075'

Freshies: 40"

Snow Depth: 92"

Runs Open: 83

Lifts Running: 7

With stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, Ski Santa Fe is nestled at the start of the Rocky Mountains. It is among the highest ski resorts in the US of A and has no shortage of groomers or fresh lines. They have good food, too.

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Closing date: April 7th


for the tradition: SIPAPU SKI RESORT

PHOTO CREDIT: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

BASE: 8,200'

Summit: 9,255'

Freshies: 25"

Snow Depth: 57"

Runs Open: 44

Lifts Running: 6

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Sipapu is a ski hill perfect for visiting with the fam and starting a new tradition. There are lots of things to do around the area for all ages. The ambiance is simple-lodge life, safe and friendly, with no worries of getting lost or feeling like you don't belong. SSR is 100% welcoming and down to earth for new riders and returning guests.

Closing Date: April 7th plus extended hours, open daily until 5:00 pm


for the weather: PAJARITO MOUNTAIN SKI AREA

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Cerigo

BASE: 9,031'

Summit: 10,441'

Freshies: 11"

Snow Depth: 42"

Runs Open: 39

Lifts Running: 3

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Pajarito Mountain is known for its sunny days year-round. If you like to ski and ride in a lightweight jacket or hoodie, say hello to your new friend. PMSA is open through the first week of April this season with super cheap lift tickets!

Closing Date: April 8th

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