When Sipapu kicked off New Mexico’s ski season for the 13th consecutive year last Saturday, the mountain was able to get a route open from the top of Lift 1.
After getting 24 inches of fresh snow after the mountain closed Monday, the ski area was able to open 20 additional runs when it reopened Friday.
The mountain now has three beginner trails, 14 intermediate, three advanced and one expert trail open. With the exception of a few tree runs (Pinball, Indecision, Reasonable Anxiety, No Whiners, Wormwood, Jib and Josh Cutes) essentially every run that Lift 1 services is now open for people to ride down.
The terrain park will be in the same spot as opening weekend — at the top of Lift 1 — but it will have a few additional features to jib on.
The ski area’s two magic carpets at its base, the Practice Slope and the Ski School Area, are now open as well.
The mountain’s crew is also beginning to check the terrain under lifts 3 and 4 and could begin opening some of that terrain this week.
Sipapu is open every day until Nov. 29. It will then close for a few days after the Thanksgiving holiday, but begin daily operations Dec. 4.