Taos Ski Valley, NM – A tie vote means that Taos ski patrollers won’t be union members this winter. Wednesday’s vote to join the Communications Workers of America, timed to coincide with the start of annual patrol training, ended in a 22-22 tie, with one blank vote also recorded. Since voting earlier this year to … Continue reading Taos Ski Patrollers Reject Union
Vadito, NM – Skiers can make their first turns of the season in New Mexico this weekend when Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort opens at 9 a.m. this Saturday, signifying its 13th consecutive season opening first in the state. Sipapu’s snowmaking crew began making snow last week and was able to produce snow almost every night since … Continue reading New Mexico Starts Skiing Saturday
Taos, NM – Rhoda Blake, co-founder of New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 97, following a brief illness. Born Rhoda Limburg in England in 1918, she was orphaned during World War I and adopted through a London Jewish organization at the age of 3. She spent her formative years with … Continue reading Taos Ski Pioneer Rhoda Blake Dies at 97
Santa Fe, NM – After receiving reports last month of illegal ski runs cut in the Santa Fe National Forest, U.S. Forest Service officials have found more illegal glading and now count the number of felled Engelmann Spruce and Subalpine Fir trees at more than 1,000. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations official believe that … Continue reading Forest Service Investigators Find More Illegal Ski Runs Cut in N.M.
Santa Fe, NM – Officials with the Santa Fe National Forest have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever cut down hundreds of trees to create what are believed to be illegal ski runs. Hikers in the Pecos Wilderness Area discovered the damage and reported it to Forest Service officials, … Continue reading Forest Service Puts $5,000 Bounty on Creators of Illegal Ski Runs
Santa Fe, NM – High in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 11,000 feet, Ski Santa Fe is building a new five million gallon above-ground metal tank to store snowmaking water. The resort is spending $2.2 million on the new structure to hedge against lean winters. Although resort operators across the Southwest have placed … Continue reading Ski Santa Fe Stockpiles Snowmaking Water in New Tank
Stowe, VT & Taos, NM – The Mountain Collective has widened their geographic reach with the addition of two noteworthy ski destinations to its roster. Stowe, Vermont joins the Mountain Collective as their first resort on the East Coast, while Taos extends passholder access into New Mexico. The resorts join Sun Valley, Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake … Continue reading Mountain Collective Pass Adds Two Resorts