Snow guns are ready, chairlift inspected, and snowcats ready to go as the New Mexico 2020-2021 ski and snowboard season begins to open in late November.
Covid-related restrictions abound from the state, local, and resort officials. The rule for gatherings in New Mexico has been and will be fluid. State-mandated uphill capacities may vary from the current 25%, which will greatly affect day ticket sales and daily drive traffic. Click here for the latest.
Red River has chosen to limit season passes by setting a Nov. 13 deadline for purchase. You must buy day tickets online, the night before usage, during all holiday periods. No half-day tickets will be sold this season.
No group rates or reservations will be offered. No daycare or camps, plus group lessons -- limited in size and online-only -- will be on beginner hill only. Private lessons are available for more-skilled skiers and riders. Rentals come only as part of a lift ticket package.
Taos Ski Valley will monitor capacity daily, currently at 25% of uphill capacity. To do so, the resort reworked season passes with lower prices for weekday skiing and riders -- and will predict pass use on a daily basis to set online-purchased day ticket limits. No multi-day tickets.
Rentals must be reserved online, and pick up encouraged the evening before. No child care, and private lessons only, up to five from a travel group. Parking lots shuttles won't run, but a dropoff point at top of the parking lot will be available.
Ski Santa Fe has already sold out its season OnePass, and both multi-day punch cards and day tickets must be bought online. Uphill capacity limits according to state regs and on the amount of open terrain.
Private and package lessons will have a daily limit, with half-day only for pre-teens. Shuttle runs from downtown Santa Fe.
Angel Fire officials are still working on a full-on winter plan. State distancing and capacity limits will be adhered to, and refunds on season passes are available, within restrictions.