Sipapu has been family-owned and operated since 1952, which helps explain the area's commitment to families. Everything seems designed to please a ... More
Sipapu has been family-owned and operated since 1952, which helps explain the area's commitment to families. Everything seems designed to please a family and help protect the family budget, from lodging to terrain. There are 32 runs, a vertical drop of 1,055 feet, average snowfall of 130 inches, and a snowmaking system that covers 70 percent of Sipapu's 200 acres. There's plenty of diversity in the terrain. You'll find tree skiing, a couple of terrain parks, some long cruising trails, a couple of moredifficult trails, and an abundance of novice and beginner terrain.ActivitiesSnowboarding: Snowboarding is available in terrain parks and on all trails.Cross Country Profile: Cross country skiing is available along with cross country ski rentals, daily.LodgingCan accommodate 240 guests in the base area, including rooms in the main lodge, family-style cabins, suites, a dormitory, motel rooms, and an RV park. Additional lodging in Taos, 22 miles away.Winter RecreationBesides skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers "snow biking," cross country skiing, and snow shoeing.
We stayed at the base during the ski free stay free days a few years ago. The rooms were nice but no TV or phone. The resort is very small and not alot of runs. This was our third ski trip. First Breck then Angel fire. This place was a little of a shock.
Ok getting down to it. The skiing was ok the first day but the second day was awesome. It snowed about a foot that night and snowed all day. There were very few people at the resort. We had the whole mountain to ourselves. It was the best time I have ever had skiing. We all loved it. I would go back in a heartbeat.
The facilities are a little older but the people were great and no lines. Bring a book or DVD player. The no TV thing still bothers me.
They have great deals and the rentals and lift tickets are cheap. If you ski it all then drive up the road the Taos, Angel Fire, or Red River.
I highly recommend Sipapu for a family or anyone on a budget that just wants to get away and ski.