Taos, New Mexico Conditions Report:

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This was a great weekend for Taos ski area in northern New Mexico.  Snow came in Saturday afternoon and is still falling over the Sangre de Cristo mountains.  By Monday morning the ski area was reporting 17 inches with no end in sight until Friday. This much needed snow is coming only days before the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championship is about to begin on Thursday, Feb. 26th.

As most of the west is suffering from a profound lack of snow, Taos has seen 100 inches and  has a base of nearly 40 inches. This much needed snow is helping to restore smiles on faces bemoaning the lack of snow this winter. So far, the snowfall numbers for Taos have been some of the highest in the Rockies.


Skiing today was great with snow off and on all morning and afternoon. The light was flat and the ceiling was low but the new snow was especially appreciated in the glades.

Ski patrol was working hard to open as much terrain as possible. Skiers were lining up anxiously to take advantage of first tracks and fresh powder.

Let’s hope this is a late winter trend that will continue until the spring.

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