SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (March 9, 2015) – Over the past two weeks the largest storm in a decade has blanketed the northern part of New Mexico, dropping over six feet of new snow on New Mexico’s ski resorts. The New Mexico Tourism Department is thrilled to see the record-setting snowfall line up more spring break visitors to the state’s ski resorts.
“We are excited about the timing of this late season snow to encourage those who have been on-the-fence about picking a Spring Break vacation spot.. All eight of New Mexico’s alpine ski resorts and four Nordic ski areas have the best conditions they’ve had this winter. We’re optimistic about these conditions providing one more reason for people to choose New Mexico,” states Rebecca Latham, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Tourism Department.
To showcase the recent storm and conditions of the mountains here in New Mexico, the Tourism Department has released a New Mexico True Series video that highlights the deep powder and includes an interview with Rhoda Blake, who founded the Taos Ski Valley with her husband, Ernie, in the mid-1950s.
“This video showcases that New Mexico is truly a skier’s and snowboarder’s haven. We have some of the best terrain and snow conditions in the country right now,” Latham adds.
SNOW TOTALS FROM THIS STORM:
Taos Ski Valley 58” closing: 4/6/2015
Red River 55” closing: 3/22/2015
Angel Fire Resort 57” closing: 3/22/2015
Ski Santa Fe 38” closing: 4/5/2015
Pajarito 32” closing: 3/23/2015
Sipapu 23” closing: 4/12/2015
Sandia Peak 19” closing: 3/15/2015 tentative