Tuesday's storm delivered anywhere from a dusting to six or seven inches across the northern mountains. A dry pattern will settle in the next 10 to 12 days. Some extended forecasts point to the chance of a storm in our region around October 25th-26th.
Short Term Forecast
Tuesday's potent winter storm side-swiped New Mexico and managed to deliver a nice white coating across the northern high country. Sandia Peak, Pajarito, and Ski Santa Fe got a light dusting. Sipapu and Angel Fire picked up 2", Red River nabbed 2 to 4" and Taos 3 to 6".
The views on Wednesday are magnificent.
Enjoy the snowy scenes today and tomorrow as the warmer, drier conditions over the next 10+ days will melt most of this fresh snow except for some north-facing peaks and ridges.
All models agree on a dry pattern through about October 23rd or 24th. Am just showing the Euro Ensemble here for October 19-24 with high pressure (dry, warmer, calmer) over the Rocky Mountain West.
Then around October 25th, there are some distant signals that storminess could return to our neck of the woods.
I will post an update if any meaningful storms manage to head our way in late October, otherwise, I will be back in November with the official kick-off of our 2021-2022 season!
Enjoy the autumn colors which are peaking in many places this week as shown here at Pajarito's base area.
¡Viva la nieve!
Tentative Opening Dates (consult with resort website and social media for latest updates)
→ Angel Fire: December 10, 2021
→ Pajarito: TBD
→ Red River: November 24, 2021
→ Sandia Peak: TBD
→ Ski Apache: TBD
→ Ski Santa Fe: November 25, 2021
→ Sipapu: TBD
→ Taos: November 25, 2021
Santa Fe Ski Swap
The Santa Fe Ski Swap is back this year, slated for November 19-20, and 20% of sales benefit the Santa Fe Ski Team. Mark your calendars!
New Mexico Geography Key
→ Red River, Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire (north side of northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Sipapu (middle of the northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Ski Santa Fe (south side of the northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Pajarito (southwest side of the northern mountains - Jemez)
→ Sandia Peak (Sandias)
→ Mt. Taylor backcountry (San Mateos)
→ Ski Apache (Sacramentos)
→ Ski Cloudcroft (Sacramentos)
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