Report from December 30th, 2018.
Conditions at Ski Santa Fe are excellent right now, with 7/7 lifts and 81/83 trails open providing fantastic skiing across the mountain.
Consistent low temperatures (it’s currently well below freezing), and significant snowfall over the past week have ensured good early season coverage (the resort has a 40” base right now) – allowing the resort to open up the whole mountain.
Despite being one of the resorts busiest days of the year, backed up parking and long lines at the base (for rentals) were deceiving. Once you got higher up the mountain, you could find short lift lines, long empty runs, and well-covered glades. The mountain offers really good skiing for all abilities, with top-to-bottom runs (the mountain has a 1,725ft vertical) suitable for the beginner/intermediate skier, and 40% of trails for expert skiers – including 47 un-groomed runs.
Located just 16 miles from the City of Santa Fe in the beautiful Santa Fe National Forest, the independent resort offers more than enough terrain to keep you entertained for a couple of days. As well as offering amazing views over the High Desert.
New Mexico has been issued with another Winter Weather Advisory, and it’s snowing again as I write this, with another 8”+ in the forecast for Ski Santa Fe Monday – Wednesday. The fantastic early season conditions look to only improve so get yourself out and enjoy the fresh pow!
Tomorrow I’m heading to Taos, New Mexico’s biggest ski resort, located just 70 miles from Santa Fe. They’re also set to benefit from this storm, with 10” of new snow forecast for the top of the mountain.
Happy New Year from New Mexico!