iHeartMedia Snow Report
Updated: Friday, April 1 at 7:50 a.m.
Next Update: As conditions require...
|Chairs open now are 1, 3, 7, 8, 9. Lifts now run from 9:30-4:30 with the backside closing at 4. Lift tickets are reduced this week: Adult (age 18- 64) $69, Teen (age 13-17) $55, Child (age 6-12) $43. Saturday is the Angels & Demons Party. Wear your costume & help set a World Record of the most Angels & Demons on the Slopes with the parade at 1pm. Concert, games on the beach, and great giveaways. Will close for daily operations this Sunday and then will re-open Friday, Apr. 8 through Sunday, Apr. 10, and then will again open Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 16-17. Purgatory weekday passes are valid on Saturdays and Sundays now through the end of the season. Discounted lift tickets are also available at the Ticket Office.|
|Deals: Season passes are now on sale for next season with the best deal if you purchase before April 29. Check out and purchase the Power Pass options for next year (with no price increase). There are lots of options for every type of skier and extra benefits at other mountains too.|
|College Day is this Saturday where tickets are $43 for college students. Local Appreciation Day is Sunday where tickets are $43 for adults $24 for children, $26 for seniors. Closing day is this Sunday, but may reopen on weekends if snow allows.|
|Now open Thursday through Sundays for guided only skiing (limit of 80 people per day).|
|With the time change, lift operations will still begin at their regularly scheduled opening times, however the following lifts will stop accepting skiers and snowboarders 30 minutes after their posted closing times: Polar Queen Express (Lift 5): 4:00 p.m., The Chondola (Lift 1): 4:30 p.m., Village Express (Lift 4): 4:30 p.m. Closing day is this Sunday.|
|Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff)|
|The slopes are now open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April offering great skiing and riding on trails served by Agassiz lift. Discounted lift tickets are: $45 for adults, $39 for teens; $29 for children and seniors. More savings options are available online.|
|Coming Next Season: They are building Arizona's first high-speed six-person lift in 2016. The Grand Canyon Express will provide high-speed access to more than 85% of the mountain with a five-minute ride time, and officials expect to open the lift as early as November 2016. Not only will this new lift be Arizona's first and only high-speed 6-pack, but it is just the second chairlift of this capacity in the Southwest (Purgatory has the other one).|
Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, CS=Corn Snow, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.
Photo Tips for Skiers USA Today ran a great article to help you get good ski/snowboard photos. Check out the full story at USA Today's site here.
What's New This Season?
There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2014-2015 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved for the new season.
Here are some links that you may find helpful:
Ski New Mexico
Colorado Ski Country
New Mexico National Weather Service
Colorado National Weather Service
Colorado Mtn Weather & Avalanche Report
Detailed Ski Area Forecast From SnowForecast
Warren Miller Films & Info
National Forest Service (has fall color info and more)
Colorado Ski History Web Site (includes info on closed NM/CO areas)
New Mexico Road Conditions
Road Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.
Summer Season Info:
New Mexico Rafting Companies:
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, (800) 879-9035
Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181
New Wave Rafting Co., (800) 984-1444
Far Flung Adventures, (800) 359-2627
Known World Rafting Adventures, (800) 983-7756
Native Sons Adventures, (800) 753-7559
Santa Fe Rafting Co., (888) 988-4914