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Sipapu Ski Area

5224 State Highway 518, Route Box 29, Vadito, NM 87579-9757
+1 800-587-2240
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No-frills skiing destination in New Mexico

Sipapu offers some inexpensive skiing in a beautiful New Mexico setting. The lift tickets were... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Maria G
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Houston, Texas
Perfect trip for young family

We were 3 families with children ages from 4-15. My teen daughter is intermediate skier, while for... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Kishan V
via mobile
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New Mexico’s fastest growing resort, Sipapu is home to the state's longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, the resort has over 40 trails, five lifts and three terrain parks. On-site amenities include slopeside lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and New Mexico's best riverside dining experience.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lift tickets” (12 reviews)
“magic carpet” (9 reviews)
“paper towels” (2 reviews)
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5224 State Highway 518, Route Box 29, Vadito, NM 87579-9757
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+1 800-587-2240
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Sipapu offers some inexpensive skiing in a beautiful New Mexico setting. The lift tickets were quite economical for adults and both our kids skied free (because of several standing offers at the resort). Equipment rental was also inexpensive BUT (and a big caveat here) you...More

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We were 3 families with children ages from 4-15. My teen daughter is intermediate skier, while for my nephew and nieces this is first time. Everyone enjoyed skiing here. We lived in Taos so it’s just 15-20 min drive to Sipapu. Price was very affordable....More

Thank Kishan V
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Pretty decent snow but I just have to say that it’s the easiest mountain you’ll ever ski on. If you’re a beginner it’s a great place to go because you’re not gonna be too challenged. Also lunch is overpriced, but that’s what you’re gonna get...More

1  Thank Noah L
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This seems to be my go to ski resort. Their slogan is right on, something like, first to open last to close. Since my last visit the layout inside has been reworked to streamline the process of getting rental gear and lift tickets. It was...More

1  Thank Dickeysisntgood
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were looking for a resort where we could ski for 2-3 days with our kids who are beginners at the sport. We passed Sipapu on our way to Taos (it lies directly on the road from Las Vegas, NM, to Taos), and decided to...More

1  Thank OffaJW
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here it. We had the intention of skiing but decided not too. It was really crowded specially the area where they teach you how to sky. However the place is beautiful they have the learning area and another slop for...More

Thank Dragonfly1120
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Sipapu is located on the banks of a charming mountain river whose rushing provides a backdrop to activities and relaxation in the crisp mountain air. We loved our stay here. Highlights included the tasty meals prepared by Michael Garcia, the in-house chef, who went above...More

2  Thank leopep86
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sipapu is the perfect spot for beginners and families with young kids. There are not many runs, so if you catch it on a busy day you may get frustrated. We have been there several times when it wasn't busy at all, in fact it...More

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for a road trip break or longer. Large patio out back next to a beautiful stream. Picnic tables, food, refreshments, fuel, etc. Stop and smell the clean cool air.

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great skiing for beginners and for those needing a little more of a challenge. Magic carpet lift great for beginners. Free skiing for 40y/o 4th and 5th graders Stayed in lodge, super close to lifts. Short drive to Taos if needed. Lift tix on $45...More

1  Thank gmchristie
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Larry H
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Response from casabear | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I asked the front desk staff if there was a TV in the lodge and they said there was. They said that none of the rooms/cabins/apartments have TVs or WiFi. A large storm came through and knocked out all... More
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