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Sandia Peak Ski Resort

Sandia Peak Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

169

Rank in
Region

74

Rank in
State

8

Best time for snow at
Sandia Peak Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sandia Peak Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
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0"
Night
0"
Thursday
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0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
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0"
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0"
True Snow: 125" per year
Snow Quality Rank

150

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

213

Sandia Peak Ski Resort is ranked No. 213 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

5.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

2.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

65.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

213

Sandia Peak Ski Resort is ranked No. 213 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

150

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sandia Peak Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
8
score
96.6
Snow Quality
rank
150
score
39.5
Overall
rank
169
score
44.4

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1700 ft

10378 ft
Base Elevation: 8678 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Sandia Peak Ski Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 5.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Sandia Peak Ski Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Sandia Peak Ski Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 2.0% of months at Sandia Peak Ski Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Sandia Peak Ski Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 65.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Sandia Peak Ski Resort, if you're flying in

From the airport in Albequerque to the mountain, skiers face a trek that's less than an hour and easy. Just 24 minutes and you're cranking into your boots.