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Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Lodge or Resort
Sipapu's historic lodge, located just steps from the Rio Pueblo. – Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Driving Directions

Sipapu is conveniently located on Highway 518, just 20 scenic miles southeast of Taos in northwestern New Mexico. No matter where you're driving from, our resort is easy to access, and Highway 518 is paved, plowed, and extra wide for easy winter travel.

To get here from Taos:

* Take Hwy 68 South.
* Make a left on Hwy 518.
* Continue 20 scenic miles until you reach our resort.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Northern New Mexico’s oldest ski resort, Sipapu was founded by Lloyd and Olive Bolander and continues to be a family-owned and operated resort today.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing resort (yet you won’t wait in line for a lift). Both first-time and returning guests alike appreciate the quintessential mountain life found only at Sipapu: a fun, friendly mountain (where your kids won’t get lost, perfect for skiers and boarders of all skill levels); clean, simple accommodations (no cell service, in-room TVs or phones – we believe families should connect with each other, not over their electronics); and the best deals around, which allows everyone to have the family vacation they want at prices they can easily afford.

Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, the resort has over 40 trails, four lifts and two terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and gourmet home cooking at the Riverside Café.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in our lodging rooms. Your pet is considered a guest of the resort and must be declared when the reservation is made and registered at check in. We will greet your pet with a treat and identification ribbon t

Recreational Opportunities

Sipapu is perfect for those looking for an inexpensive and family-friendly winter adventure. Our mountain is known for its down-home ambiance and laid-back style, perfect for all skill levels. Here are just a few of the activities available at or near Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort:

Downhill Skiing
Ski Biking
Telemark Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing (available a short drive from the resort)
Snowshoeing (available a short drive from the resort)
Ski School
Warming Lodge
Popular Annual Winter Events

When the snow melts, Sipapu transforms into a lush oasis of trout-filled waters, wildflowers and aspen meadows. Spring, summer and fall bring even more family-friendly activities to or near our mountain, including:

Trout Fishing
World-Class Disc GolfGeocaching
Mountain Biking (available a short drive from the resort)
ATV Tours (available a short drive from the resort)
Visiting Taos (available a short drive from the resort)
Rock Climbing (available a short drive from the resort)
River Rafting and Kayaking (available a short drive from the resort)
Hunting (available a short drive from the resort)
Wildlife Watching
Popular Annual Summer Events


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Locally or Family-Owned Business


Sipapu offers a variety of slope-side accommodations to please every group style and size. Our quiet and comfortable lodging options include cabins, suites, duplexes, apartments, lodge rooms and more. Many of our units include fireplaces and kitchens.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort offers the perfect blend of quiet, laid-back style and ongoing, family-friendly events. So, whether you’re looking to curl up by the fire for an afternoon of reading, or hoping to score a prize in one of our many competitions, Sipapu is the place to be all year long.

We also offer New Mexico’s best riverside dining experience at the Riverside Café. Located in the heart of Sipapu Lodge at the base of our mountain, the River Café offers an eclectic menu, featuring only the freshest ingredients. Plus, the adjacent lounge has a huge assortment of top-shelf liquors, beers and local drafts.

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