New Mexico Daily Snow

Snowy scenes, dry week ahead, possible storm Oct. 25'ish


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.

Extended Forecast

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!

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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

Northern Mountains
→ 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)

Central Mountains
→ Sandia Peak (Sandias)
→ Mt. Taylor backcountry (San Mateos)

Southern Mountains
→ Ski Apache (Sacramentos)
→ Ski Cloudcroft (Sacramentos)

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