Sipapu starts snowmaking efforts

-A A +A
By The Staff

Sipapu Ski Resort announced that it has begun snowmaking operations for the 2017-18 ski season.
Snowmaking started at the resort at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday and continued until 9 a.m. Sunday.
The crews at Sipapu used 17 snow guns for its beginner’s and intermediate trails, Butterfly, Thumper and Lower Bambi.
“We were able to take full advantage of the freezing temperatures and low humidity to make snow over the weekend, focusing on covering key intermediate and beginner terrain off of Lift 5 and Lift 12,” Sipapu Mountain Manager John Paul Bradley said.
The efforts will continue this week as a cold front is expected to roll through Northern New Mexico.
Anticipated opening day at Sipapu, according to officials there, is Nov. 11. Most ski areas in the state are hoping to open for the season on or near Thanksgiving Day.
Sipapu, located near Vadito, N.M., has made several renovations over the offseason to its historic lodge area, its rental shop and locker room.
For information on the ski area, visit SipapuNM.com.