Sipapu Ski Area


New Mexico’s Sipapu Ski Area, opened in 1952, is a lovely intimate family resort beautifully located amidst the Sangre de Christo Mountains beside the Rio Pueblo. Encircled by the splendor of the Carson National Forest and Pecos Wilderness, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort offers abundant adventure in a magnificent setting. An inexpensive vacation, Sipapu is the perfect escape from the rat race.

Sipapu Ski Resort covers a varied terrain of 200 acres with a vertical of 1 055 feet. Criss-crossing this gorgeous landscape are 37 trails, the longest measuring 1,33 miles. Picture yourself gliding down the glistening white slopes which receive 190 inches of snow every year along with the added benefits of snowmaking across 140 acres. Sipapu Ski Area will delight skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. The diverse terrain with its long cruisers, tree skiing and steep runs has been rated as follows: 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced and 10% expert. Young, old, new-comer or seasoned expert, everyone will have a great time at New Mexico’s Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Snowboarders can test their skill out at the terrain parks. There are also several trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoeing. Simply climb aboard one of the 4 lifts and you will be quickly transported up into this lovely winter wonderland.

Beyond the slopes, Sipapu Ski Resort takes good care of its patrons. A variety of services and facilities are available including equipment rental, a restaurant, a snack bar, a grocery store, a gift shop and a gas station. Following a day of adventure you are sure to want to collapse onto a nice warm bed. Sipapu offers excellent accommodation options including duplexes, suites, cabins, a dormitory, an RV Park and motel rooms. The accommodations are mostly ski-in/ski-out for the convenience of visitors.

Sipapu is a ski and summer resort. When the snow melts away and the summer sun is shining high in the sky, Sipapu’s ski mountain metamorphoses into a disc golf course, one of the most scenic in the world. Other great activities on offer in summer include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishing, river rafting, rock climbing, fairs and motorcycle rallies. The good-times never end at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic get away, a group of friends looking for adventure or a family needing a break, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is a year-round destination you can’t miss.