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Sipapu Ski Area

5224 State Highway 518, Route Box 29, Vadito, NM 87579-9757
+1 800-587-2240
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Small, but perfect for beginners

Sipapu is the perfect spot for beginners and families with young kids. There are not many runs, so... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
John R
Kingsburg, California
Hidden Summer Gem

This is a great place to stop for a road trip break or longer. Large patio out back next to a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Mark M
via mobile
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New Mexico’s fastest growing resort, Sipapu is home to the state's longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, the resort has over 40 trails, five lifts and three terrain parks. On-site amenities include slopeside lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and New Mexico's best riverside dining experience.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“magic carpet” (9 reviews)
“ski area” (12 reviews)
“paper towels” (2 reviews)
5224 State Highway 518, Route Box 29, Vadito, NM 87579-9757
+1 800-587-2240
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sipapu is the perfect spot for beginners and families with young kids. There are not many runs, so if you catch it on a busy day you may get frustrated. We have been there several times when it wasn't busy at all, in fact it...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for a road trip break or longer. Large patio out back next to a beautiful stream. Picnic tables, food, refreshments, fuel, etc. Stop and smell the clean cool air.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great skiing for beginners and for those needing a little more of a challenge. Magic carpet lift great for beginners. Free skiing for 40y/o 4th and 5th graders Stayed in lodge, super close to lifts. Short drive to Taos if needed. Lift tix on $45...More

Thank gmchristie
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very crowded, ran out of rentals. Ski school and lessons were booked up each day. They should plan for busy times and allow you to book lessons on line. What would it hurt? Then if you don't show up you forfeit the lessons and they...More

Thank 419lorik
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wanted to try a new mountain while in New Mexico for hockey tournament. Definitely will go back. Mid sized mountain, great trails, NO CROWD even during Texas Spring Break. longest we waited in line was 1 minute, compared to next day in Angel Fire waited...More

Thank paigewolk
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I called for reservations to stay in their hotel-i travel with 2 dogs and a service dog. I asked for the manager to call me as the person refused to allow me to book a room because they consider the service dog a "pet" and...More

1  Thank snowlover53
Reviewed 28 January 2017

They have an adequate variety of terrain, which makes the place feel bigger than it is. A short chair ride to the top is nice, and the upper mountain lift offers great tree skiing.

Thank oldcartrader
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Yesterday was the first day I have ever skied Sipapu. Short lines and great snow. Groomed and un-groomed. The workers were so nice and it was a fantastic day.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Talk about being disconnected from the world! This place had no phone, no TV, no internet, I was surprised they had electricity. Our cabin had a little kitchenette with a stove, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, oven and tiny sink. They provided pots, pans, and...More

Thank casabear
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I see why at first glance someone might recommend this ski area for beginners, but there are many places with better opportunities for practice. The practice hill is so small and so gentle that you can't really build any speed. The next jump up is...More

2  Thank TexasMargs
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Larry H
13 January 2017|
Response from casabear | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I asked the front desk staff if there was a TV in the lodge and they said there was. They said that none of the rooms/cabins/apartments have TVs or WiFi. A large storm came through and knocked out all... More