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Sipapu Ski Resort

Sipapu Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

160

Rank in
Region

71

Rank in
State

7

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

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
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0"
Night
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True Snow: 190" per year
Snow Quality Rank

119

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

Dump Potential Rank

164

Sipapu Ski Resort is ranked No. 164 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

48.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

164

Sipapu Ski Resort is ranked No. 164 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

119

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 Sipapu Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
119
score
51.3
Travel Ease
rank
149
score
26.6
Overall
rank
160
score
46.3

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1055 ft

9255 ft
Base Elevation: 8200 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Sipapu Ski Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% 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 Sipapu Ski Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Sipapu 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 1.0% of months at Sipapu 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 Sipapu 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 48.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Sipapu Ski Resort, if you're flying in

If you're okay with spending more than two hours in the car, then the trip from the Albequerque airport to the slopes, which takes 144 minutes, shouldn't bother you. If you're trying to be super efficient, look elsewhere.