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Ski Area Near Taos with Rustic Slopeside Lodging

Mountain Getaway By Taos

Located 20 miles southeast of Taos and just over two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, surrounded by Carson National Forest.

Fun for the Whole Family

Sipapu offers family-friendly activities all year long, including the most affordable skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico, trout fishing, disc golf and over 300 nearby miles of off road trails to explore.

Rustic Slopeside Lodging

All of Sipapu's slopeside rooms are located steps from the ski lifts and the Rio Pueblo. All rooms include basic furnishings with linens provided. No in-room televisions, wifi or telephones are available.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

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Discover a getaway the whole family will love and you can easily afford. Located 20 miles southeast of Taos, Sipapu offers slopeside lodging, a low-key atmosphere, no lift lines and the best deals in the Rockies.

All of Sipapu's slopeside rooms include basic furnishings and linens are provided. Please note that our accommodations do not have in-room televisions, wifi or telephones at this time. Some rooms are located on the second or third floor, and no elevator is available.

During the winter, the resort includes over 40 ski and snowboard trails, 4 terrain parks, a full-ski school and rental shop. When the snow melts away, Sipapu offers trout fishing (located steps from every room), a world-class disc golf course (one that's free to play and has been named one of the most scenic courses in the country), and over 300 nearby miles of off-road trails to explore.

Sipapu is home to two restaurants, the Riverside Cafe and Paradise Riverside Bar and Grill (operated seasonally - please call the resort to confirm hours of operation), and a gift shop, which features resort apparel, food and beverages, homemade fudge and souvenirs.

  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 16
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Picnic area
  • Ski storage
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • RV, bus, truck parking
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free self parking
  • Ski passes available
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
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Park your car

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

In your room

  • Desk

Eat and drink

Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s best riverside dining experience at Paradise Bar and Grill and Riverside Café (operated seasonally). Located at the base of our mountain on the banks of the Rio Pueblo, both offer a New Mexican-inspired menu and a full bar. The restaurants are typically open daily from mid-November through the end of March and from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please call the resort to confirm hours of operation.


Remember the days when you could ski or snowboard without waiting in line for a lift and an entire family could hit the slopes without breaking the bank? Sipapu provides a classic ski experience reminiscent of the days of yore. This gem of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains offers uncrowded slopes, the state’s longest season, 41 trails, 4 terrain parks, a ski school (where first-timers can get a free lesson with a lift ticket purchase) and rental shop, plus a family-friendly, family-fun vibe that’s attracted generations since 1952.

When the snow melts away, Sipapu offers incredible trout fishing (located steps from every room), one of the nation's most scenic disc golf courses (free for all guests) and over 300 nearby miles of offroad trails to explore.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Ski lessons on site
  • Downhill skiing on site
  • Snowboarding on site
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
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The fine print for Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

When you arrive

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in for this property is based at the country store until 4:30 PM. For check-in after 4:30 p.m., guests must visit the Night Office, located on the north side of Highway 518 (across the street from the resort) in the brown adobe home. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

Your pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

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We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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