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Come on down!! Should be bluebird skies and lots of groom this weekend!

New Mexico and Southern Colorado Snow Report:

Next e-mail: Wednesday morning, Feb. 6 by 8:30a...

The fresh snow just keeps piling up. Check out all the sweet snow! New snow here is as of Tuesday morning, storm totals since Saturday night. Here are some highlights for this week (all the details below): Sandia Peak has a great weekday lift ticket deal... Taos has a NCAA race... Durango Mountain has the 'red ball' race for charity with a chance for you to win big cash and they also have a startlight snowhoe tour.... Wolf Creek has a tele clinic and Local Appreciation Day on Sunday and the pass from the Pagosa side is closed (South Fork side is open)... Telluride has the Subaru open and a local's telemark clinic. Also check out specials below for Durango Mountain and check out the Great Deals section at the bottom of this report for some good deals including 2 new ones at Durango Mountain.

This report brought to you by Angel Fire Resort -- New Mexico's winter playground. With ski trails for all ability levels, plus two terrain parks, three new glade areas, New Mexico's only halfpipe and The Polar Coaster Tubing Hill. There's enough here to keep everyone in the family crazy-happy all weekend long. Book now and kids stay free, ski free, and eat free with an accompanying paid adult. Some restrictions apply. Call 800-633-PINE for details or get them online here.

Great Deal -- Join 104.1 The Edge At Durango Mountain THIS WEEKEND, Feb. 9-10: You can ski or board Durango Mountain the weekend of February 9-10 with 104.1 The Edge. For $119 per person you get Saturday night lodging at the Holiday Inn in Durango, a 2-day lift ticket for Durango Mountain Resort and a Pub Crawl Pass that gets you VIP treatment at Durango's best bars. You can add Friday night to the deal for $43 more per person. To book, call 1-866-306-5438 as ask for the Edge deal.

Sandia Peak: 1 New. 2 Storm. 2 New This Week. 30 Inch Base. 0/33 trails open (95% of the mountain). 0/5 lifts. PP/MG/HP surface. 0 runs groomed. Open Weds. through Sunday. Tram access to the area is now available. The Scrapyard Terrain Park now open. Weekday Bring a Friend Skiing & Boarding Special: Purchase any all day all lift ticket and receive the second one of equal or lesser value at half price. Not valid weekends & holidays or with any other special.

Santa Fe: 7 New. 17 Storm. 17 New This Week. 74 Inch Base. 67/67 runs open (100% of the mountain). 7/7 lifts. 24 runs groomed each night. P/PP/MG surface.

Taos Ski Valley: 11 New. 27 Storm. 27 New This Week. 108 Inch Base. 110/110 trails. 12/12 lifts. 31 runs groomed. P/PP/MG surface. The Ridge is open from Katchina Peak to Wonder Bowl. The Nastar course is open nowand the Out-To-Launch Terrain Park is open as well. Taos Ski Valley management has announced they are opening the mountain up to snowboarding beginning March 19th onward. All of the mountain will be available to snowboarders with no trail or area restrictions. More information is available at http://ridetaos.org/. This Thursday and Fri there is an NCAA race.

Angel Fire: 7 New. 17 Storm. 17 New This Week. 50 Inch Base. 72/76 runs open (91% of the mountain). 6/6 Lifts. P/PP/MG surface. 22 runs groomed. Polar Coaster Tubing Hill open. Lowrider and Liberation freestyle parks now open and the half pipe is open for the season but is closed for maintenance right now.

Pajarito: 10 New. 11 Storm. 11 New This Week. 52 Inch Base. 0/6 lifts open. 0/40 trails. 0 runs groomed. The Townsight lift and the terrain under it is open on Saturday and Sundays. Ski area is open Friday through Sunday and major holidays. The Los Alamos Ski Racing Club (LASRC) is presenting a Locals Race Series (Giant Slalom on Aspen). The next races will be on Sunday February 17, and Saturday March 15. Start times for the first and second runs on each race day will be 10:00 am and 1:00 pm respectively. Awards will be at 4:00 pm. Registration is $15 and starts at 8:00 am in the Pajarito Lodge. The races are open to skiers age 6 and up, with categories J1-J5 and adults.

Red River: 8 New. 14 Storm. 14 New This Week. 55 Inch Base. 48/56 Runs Open. 6/7 Lifts. Silver Chair operates on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From now through Feb. 28, get a coupon on the side of any Creamland milk container for buy one get one free lift tickets good at Red River. This offer good for NM residents only.

Sipapu: 8 New. 16 Storm. 16 New This Week. 48-55 Inch Base. 38/41 trails open. 3/4 lifts. Active Military Ski and Ride Free at Sipapu; just show your Active Military Card and receive a free lift ticket. Blackout days for this offer are February 16-18, March 10-13, and March 17-20.

Ski Apache: 0 New. 0 Storm. 0 New This Week. 18 Inch Base. 8/11 lifts. 80% of the mountain open. HP surface. All terrain parks open now as well. The chairlift #8 area is now open along with the trails in the Elk Ridge Quad line.

Enchanted Forest XC: 12 New. 15 Storm. 15 New This Week. 35 Inch Base. 35/35 trails open.

Valles Caldera National Preserve: 14 Inch base. Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am-4pm.

Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory): 12 New. 39 Storm. 39 New This Week. 90 Inch Base. 9/11 Lifts. 84/85 trails. 27 trails groomed. P/PP/MG surface. Purg's Pitchfork Terrain Park is now open for the season, boasting a 260 foot long halfpipe, 3 rollers, a sweet medium jump, culverts, rails, boxes and everything else you need to quench your thirst for big-air. The Paradise Freestyle Arena is now open as well for advanced riders! The tubing hill is open, from 2-7pm on Fridays and Saturdays. This Saturday, Durango Rotary and Wells Fargo raise money for local non-profits Saturday, February 9th, as a herd of red exercise balls race down the mountain for big cash prizes. Sponsor as many balls as you like at $5 apiece and you can win as much as $5000.00. You can adopt a ball at Guest Services in Purgatory Village or online at durangoredball.com. Also this Saturday, there is a starlight snowshoe tour. Meet at the Guest Services Kiosk at 3:30 and take the last chair of the day up the mountain. Watch the sun set and the stars rise, enjoy a wine and cheese party at the Powderhouse then hike down with your guide. Package includes lift ride, snowshoe rental and wine and cheese party. Reservations must be made by Thursday! Call 970-385-2147 for more.

Wolf Creek: 24 New. 75 Storm. 75 New This Week. 171-211 Inch Base. 77/77 trails. 7/7 lifts open. Alberta Peak, the Waterfall area, Montezuma Bowl, Knife Ridge and Horeshoe Bowl all open. Also, the families of Michael George and Kyle Kerschen, both 27 of Albuquerque, ask that you keep your eyes open in the Wolf Creek area for any signs of the two snowboarders lost since Jan. 4. If you see anything that could help in the search, let a ski patroller know. Wolf Creek Pass between Pagosa and the ski area is closed. The ski area is open and you can approach from the South Fork side. For updates on road conditions including Wolf Creek Pass between Pagosa and the ski area, contact the Colorado State Patrol at 877-315-7623 or visit www.cotrip.org. This Sunday, Feb. 10, there is a telemark Clinic, Lincoln's Day Race, and Local Appreciation Day, $27 lift tickets for everyone.

Silverton Mountain: NR New. 16 Storm. 16 New This Week. 122 Inch Base. Silverton Mountain will be open Thursday through Sunday of this week for guided skiing and riding.

Telluride Resort: 5 New. 13 Storm. 13 New This Week. 80 Inch Base. 92/92 trails open. 16/16 lifts. 41 trails groomed. P/PP/MG surface. Hoot Brown Terrain Park is now open. Step into the scene of the main park located on Lower See Forever. Features include a 10' wide hitchin' post, a 12' wide 10' tall wall ride, and a few more surprises. Recently added features include, a 3 feature street setup - a C rail, a down rail, and a C box. The jump line has been tweaked again, resulting in 3 lofty takeoffs on raised decks that give you plenty of time to turn that 7 into a nine. The Lower Air Garden Rail Park is a smooth line of rails including a flat/down rail, a butter pad to down box, a battleship box, a tall flat rail, and a 40' rainbow rail setup on a tabletop. This terrain is for expert park riders only. The Superpipe is now open as well. It's the longest pipe ever in Telluride at 450ft long w/18 ft. walls at a 17 degree pitch. This Wednesday through Saturday there is the Subaru free skiing open and on Saturday there is a local's telmark clinic.

Report Legend:

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, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.

Great Deals:

The NMX Sports Ski Card is back and stronger than ever! For only $99.95, you will receive eight (8) one-day lift tickets to the following areas (please note that you will receive one (1) ticket to each area ski area; ex: 1 to Sipapu, 1 to Durango, etc.): Arapahoe Basin, Angel Fire Resort, Monarch Mountain, Pajarito Ski Area, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Red River Ski Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Taos Ski Valley. To Purchase your NMX Sports Ski Card, go the NMX sports web page. The NMX Sports Ski Card will also include additional lodging and retail specials & discounts valid only with your NMX Ski Card. Details on those coming soon.

2 Great Deals At Durango Mountain: The Rocky Mountain Getaway lets you escape to the mountains for the weekend. It includes 2 days lift tickets and 1 night lodging from just $99 per person. Based on double occupancy. Subject to availability. Taxes and fees not included. Call 1-800-982-6103 to book or for more information. The second deal lets you learn to ski or ride. Fly down your first green with the help of our professionally trained PSIA instructors from only $96 pp/pn, including 1 full day ski/snowboard lesson, 3 days of rental equipment, 3 days of lift tickets and 3 nights lodging. There is no better way to learn and enjoy your first trip up the mountain than with the Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School. Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees not included. Dates not valid are: 3/12-3/19. Call 1-800-982-6103 for more information.

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