Ski Apache New Mexico Has Worst Snow Year

Greg Obernesser | | Conditions ReportConditions ReportWeatherWeather
Bad Snow Year at Ski Apache. Credit: Outside Online

Ski Apache had one of the worst snowfall years ever. According to On The Snow, the New Mexico ski resort received just 27 inches of snow this ski season. Let me say that again, the ski resort, which is dependent upon snow for business purposes, received only 27 inches of snow TOTAL. Ski Apache averages around 15 feet per year, which is an astonishing -85% drop! It snowed a only 9 days and its largest snowfall day was 8 inches. To put this into perspective, could you imagine receiving 30% of your total snow in one day?

Ski Apache Trail Map. Credit: On The Snow

Want to learn more about Ski Apache? According to Ski Apache, the highest point on the ski hill, the Gazebo, is at 11,500 feet and the highest point on the mountain, Sierra Blanca, is over 12,000 feet in elevation. It has 11 ski lifts, including the only 8 person gondola in New Mexico, that access over 750 ski-able acres and a vertical drop of 1,900 feet. \

Ski Apache with no snow. Credit: Groupon

Hopefully all of New Mexico gets a strong winter next season!

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