Ski Free at Sipapu Resort on the Closing Weekends

April 4, 2014 by  
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Ski Free at Sipapu Resort New Mexico - snowboarders too!

Ski Free at Sipapu Resort New Mexico – snowboarders too!

Sipapu Ski Resort is giving free lift tickets to all skiers and snowboarders for the New Mexico ski resort’s two closing weekends.

OK, snow bunnies! The family-friendly Sipapu Ski Resort has announced that it’s free for everyone to ski at Sipapu on their closing weekends for this ski season:

—  Saturday and Sunday April 5 – 6, 2014

—  Saturday and Sunday April 12 – 13, 2014

They just had a nice dump of snow up at Sipapu and according to a press release, up to 12 runs will be open this weekend. That includes four beginner trails, seven intermediate trails and one advanced run. Sipapu’s largest terrain park, Don Diego, is also scheduled to be open.

Lift #1 will be running, which serves mountain terrain from top to bottom as well as Lift #2 for the practice slope. The resort’s full-service rental shop will be open if you don’t have your own gear.

Apparently this ski and snowboard season has been one of the most successful on record, so as a closing celebration they’re sharing the lurve with the ski freebie!

Lifts will be open from 9:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday April 5-6 and April 12-13. Sipapu is only open for these two weekends for the rest of this season, not on weekdays.

To check the latest on weather and conditions, see Sipapu Ski Resort’s website at this link before heading off for their last ski and snowboarding weekend of the season – totally free.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

–Tania


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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

August 20, 2013 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday August 24, 2013. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music from a host of performers including headline acts Ryan McGarvey and the Sean Healen Band.  Lots of dancing!  And it’s cooooool in them there mountains, in every sense of the word. They also reckon they’ll have some kind of art happening in the meadow, although I went to Music on the Rocks in 2012 and I don’t remember the art so much. Then again, I might not have been looking in the right direction. I’m usually not.

Even though it was rainy last year, the music was fab and we all had a good time dancing. I had mud up to my knees and I loved every minute of it! Mr Cheap and I filled up on some pretty good food too. It was casual fare, but very tasty and reasonably priced. 

Music on the Rocks 2013 runs on Saturday August 24 from 10 am  – 10  pm, and the headline acts at the free concerts are Ryan McGarvey and the Sean Healen Band. Other performers at the event are Main Street Garage Band, Pawn Drive, Jeromino Keith, Eric George, Prudy Dimas, Steady Rollers, and Jenne McIntosh.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos. Get directions to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

If you want to stay over, Sipapu *may* still have some lodging available. Lodging is a mere few steps away from the festival stage, so it’s very convenient to run back to if you get overwhelmed by too much partying.

You might also be able to take advantage of the Sipapu lodging deal  to stay two nights and get the third night free with the promo code: ULTIMATE FREE FAMILY VACATION. That 3rd night free deal is available on hotel rooms, cabins, suites, and lodge rooms until October 17, 2013, with some blackout dates. Call 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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Ski Free at Sipapu Resort: April 13 – 14

April 12, 2013 by  
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Ski Free at Sipapu Resort New Mexico - snowboarders too!

Ski Free at Sipapu Resort New Mexico – snowboarders too!

Sipapu Ski Resort is giving free lift tickets to all skiers and snowboarders this weekend as part of the New Mexico ski resort’s closing weekend.

OK, snow bunnies! The family-friendly Sipapu Ski Resort has just announced that it’s free for everyone to ski at Sipapu this Saturday and Sunday April 13-14, 2013. They reckon they are the only New Mexico ski area open this weekend. Although I haven’t fact-checked that, I’m pretty sure all the other NM ski resorts I know have indeed closed for this season already. Apparently this has been Sipapu’s biggest season ever, with an estimated 10% more visitors than last year.  As a closing celebration they’re sharing the lurve with the ski freebie!

According to a press release, Lift #1 will be running, which serves mountain terrain from top to bottom. The resort anticipates that at least seven trails will be open, including two beginner routes, two intermediate trails and three advanced trails. The resort’s full-service rental shop will be open if you don’t have your own gear. Lifts will be open from 9:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

This all depends of course on the weather playing nicely and general conditions. So check Sipapu Ski Resort’s website at this link before heading off for the last ski and snowboarding weekend of the season in New Mexico – totally free.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

–Tania

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Sipapu Ski Resort Free Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals

January 7, 2013 by  
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Sipapu Ski Resort offers a bunch of freebies and deals to lure skiers and snowboarders on to the slopes at the family-friendly resort during this January to April 2013 ski season.

For one, you can score free lodging at Sipapu, Taos, Santa Fe or Las Vegas in one of their most popular promotions. Buy two adult lift tickets at $44 each and get one night’s free lodging.  The options are at Sipapu’s own lodging just yards from the base of the lifts, or you can get a free room in Taos at the Sagebrush Inn, El Pueblo Lodge, Quality Inn, or Indian Hills Inn; in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Sage Inn, or free lodging in Las Vegas, NM at the Super 8.  The offer runs throughout the season with some date restrictions depending on the free lodging location you choose, so check the offer details at the above link to find the best deal for your trip.

Other Sipapu special offers for skiers include:

Car Load Days Deal Everyone in one car skis for $50 on Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, and 30, plus many (but not all) Wednesdays in February through April. You can pack up to 6 skiers in one vehicle and get this deal – that’s under 10 bucks per person. But you must mention the Car Load Days Deal when collecting your lift tickets.

Two for One Tuesdays  Buy a full price lift ticket and get one lift ticket free on Tuesdays.  This offer is scheduled for every Tuesday in January and February, and then selected dates in March, but check the dates at the above link in case they change.

On Parents Ski Free Week from January 21 – 27, 2013, one parent gets a free lift ticket with the purchase of a teen or child full price full day lift ticket. Mention the Parents Ski Free deal when picking up the lift ticket for your kid.

A host of other Sipapu ski-for-free deals through the season make me wonder if anyone will pay full price! These people get free lift tickets:

  • Kids ski free aged 6 and under every day with proof of age
  • Fourth Graders ski free every day with proof such as a current report card
  • 40 Year Olds ski free every day – gotta love that one. If you’re forty, you ski or ride free with proof of age
  • 60 Year Olds ski free every day and you must be exactly 60, with proof of age.
  • Free lift ticket for skiers aged 70+ every day with proof of age
  • Active Military ski free with military ID. There are some blackout dates – see this link

You need to mention the relevant offer when you turn up, ‘cos, like, they’re not mind-readers. Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

–Tania

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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

July 27, 2012 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday August 4, 2012. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music, dancing, artists booths, a beer garden and wine tastings. (And it’s cooooool in them there mountains, in every sense of the word.)

Music on the Rocks 2012 runs on Saturday August 4 from 1 – 9 pm, and here’s the free concert line-up at time of writing:

1 pm – Jenne McIntosh who’s opened for artists including Yanni and Olivia Newton John (interesting mix!)

2:15 pm – Cali Shaw Band from Albuquerque. Cali Shaw is the co-founder of southwest funk contingent Felonious Groove Foundation.

3:30 pm – Monkey Feeders voted Best Band in Taos in 2012, and covering popular songs by artists from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to The Cure, Pink Floyd, and Cindy Lauper.

5:15 pm – Main Street Garage Band, a six-person pop band from Boulder.

7 pm – Taos band Last to Know funks it up as the headline act. They are officially described as “discofunkgrass” which proves to me that I am far too old. I thought that was an illegal substance.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos. Get directions to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

If you want to stay over, Sipapu *may* still have some lodging available (they still had a few rooms and campsites last I heard, but no doubt they’re filling fast). Lodging is a mere few steps away from the festival stage, so it’s very convenient to run back to if you get overwhelmed by the discofunkgrass.

You might also be able to take advantage of Sipapu lodging deals  including stay two nights and get the third night free with the promo code: ULTIMATE FREE FAMILY VACATION.

Call 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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Sipapu Parents Ski Free & Other Ski Deals This Week

January 8, 2012 by  
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If you missed our previous post about Sipapu Ski Resort deals for this season, here’s a reminder that it’s Parents Ski Free Week until Friday January 13, 2012. One parent gets a free lift ticket with the purchase of each full priced lift ticket for a teen or a child. Mention the Parents Ski Free deal when buying your lift ticket.

Plus everyone in one car skis for $50 on Car Load Days Deal – the next ones are January 11 and 18. You can pack up to 6 skiers in one vehicle and get this deal – that’s under 10 bucks per person. But you must mention the Car Load Days Deal when collecting your lift tickets.

On Tuesdays in January, take advantage of Two for One Tuesdays. When you buy a full price lift ticket on Tuesdays, you get one lift ticket free.

Check out all the Sipapu Ski Deals in our earlier post – there are plenty of savings for all ages, including free lodging in Sipapu, Taos, and Las Vegas, NM.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

–Tania

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Sipapu Ski Resort Free Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals

December 19, 2011 by  
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Sipapu Ski Resort offers a bunch of freebies and deals to lure skiers and snowboarders on to the slopes at the family-friendly resort during the 2011-2012 season. Update: links have been removed as these offers are now finished. See the latest ski deals and freebies at Sipapu for January to April 2013.

For one, you can score FREE lodging as Sipapu brings back one of its most popular promotions. Buy a $44 lift ticket and get one night’s free lodging. You and up to three ski buddies can get a free room with two queen beds at Sipapu’s motel, located mere yards from the base of the lifts.  The other three people can be non-skiers too, as the free room only requires the purchase of one lift ticket. The offer is good on specific dates through the season, so see the Sipapu free motel dates for details.

Sipapu skiers can also get free lodging in Taos at the Sagebrush Inn, El Pueblo Lodge, Quality Inn, or Indian Hills Inn, or free lodging in Las Vegas, NM at the Super 8.  Both of these offers require  a minimum purchase of two $44 adult lift tickets.  They run throughout the season with some date restrictions, check the deal links for valid dates and details.

Car Load Days Deal Everyone in one car skis for $50 on January 4, 11, 18, and 25, plus later dates in February through April. You can pack up to 6 skiers in one vehicle and get this deal – that’s under 10 bucks per person. But you must mention the Car Load Days Deal when collecting your lift tickets.

Two for One Tuesdays  From January 3, 2012, buy a full price lift ticket and get one lift ticket free on Tuesdays.  As far as I can see, this offer runs every Tuesday from January 3 to February 28, and then for one day on March 20, but check the dates at the link in case they change!

On Parents Ski Free Week from January 7-13, 2012, a parent gets a free lift ticket with the purchase of a teen or child full price lift ticket.

A host of other Sipapu ski deals through the season make me wonder if anyone will pay full price!

  • Kids ski free aged 6 and under every day with proof of age
  • Fourth Graders ski free every day with proof such as a current report card
  • Active Military ski free every day with military ID. There are some blackout dates – see the link
  • 40 Year Olds ski free every day – gotta love that one. If you’re forty, you ski or ride free with proof of age
  • 60 Year Olds ski free every day this season, to celebrate Sipapu’s 60th anniversary. You must be exactly 60, with proof of age.
  • Free lift ticket for skiers aged 70+ every day with proof of age
  • Free ski or snowboard lesson for first timers aged 7+ with the purchase of a full price lift ticket.

You need to mention the relevant offer when you turn up, ‘cos, like, they’re not mind-readers.

You’ll want to know what the skiing is like before making plans, so check out the Sipapu snow report.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos. Get directions to Sipapu Ski Resort.

–Tania

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Sipapu, Angel Fire, Red River Ski Discounts

November 4, 2011 by  
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New Mexico ski deals for early birds – some are only available till Sunday.

I can’t get my head around the fact that we’re nearly into ski season again. I’m still wearing my sandals.  BUT, if you plan to head to the frozen north (aka the Taos and Enchanted Circle vicinity) to ski this winter, grap these early bird specials fast.

Available to Sunday November 6, 2011:

  • Angel Fire Season Pass $100 discount for adults, when you buy through November 6. The pre-season sale pass for adults costs $399 (usually $499). They’re also offering $50 off passes for kids, students, and active duty military, at $249 instead of $299.
  • Sipapu Ski Resort also has an offer on season passes until November 6. Adult passes cost $349 for adults, that’s a $50 discount.  For students the deal is $249, and kids and seniors pay $109.  The Sipapu season pass this year also includes three free days of skiing at other ski resorts, including some in Colorado, and here in New Mexico at Ski Apache, Angel Fire, Red River, and other partnering resorts.

Available to Friday November 18, 2011:

  • Red River Ski Area offers 10% off lift tickets using the Red River Ski promo code: EARLY2011

–Tania

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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

July 27, 2011 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday July 30, 2011. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music, dancing, artists booths, and free wine tastings by La Chiripada Winery of Dixon.

Music on the Rocks 2011 runs on Saturday July 30 from 10 am till 7:30 pm, and here’s the free concert line-up at time of writing:

  • 10 am – Taos singer/songwriter Carl Struck.
  • 11 am – The Steady Rollers
  • 12 noon – Albuquerque’s own Prudy Dimas and Leah Black
  • 1 pm – Gravestoned
  • 2 pm – Jenne McIntosh who’s opened for artists including Yanni and Olivia Newton John (interesting mix!)
  • 3 pm – Rocking country dance tunes from Chris Morel and Charlie Whaler
  • 4:30 pmMain Street Garage Band, a six-person pop band from Boulder
  • 6 pm – Taos band Last to Know funks it up as the headline act

Free wine tastings from La Chiripada Winery & Vineyard start at noon.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

If you want to stay over, they *may* still have some of their Sipapu lodging deals  available (they still had a few rooms last we heard, but no doubt they’re filling fast.) Offers include stay one night and get the second night free in the motel through August 31, and stay two nights and get the third night free in various lodging options, to August 7.  As far as I can see, there are no blackout dates ove the music festival weekend. Call them on 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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New Mexico Lodging Deals

March 28, 2011 by  
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Lodging deals in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Ojo Caliente, and more, including up to 50% off, tax-free, and free nights. Some offers are time-limited to early birds… 

Taos Dreamcatcher B&B Package 45% Off  Two people stay for two nights for a total of $259 including daily breakfast and a wine and cheese welcome.  The package at Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast in Taos is worth up to $470 and is only available to purchase till Tuesday March 29 or until the deal sells out, via LivingSocial. Then stay through December 22, 2011, although note the exclusion dates: May 27-31, the summer period of July 1 to October 31, and November 23-27.

Inn & Spa at Loretto Santa Fe 50% Off Two people stay for $109 a night on weekdays, $129 a night on weekends, through May 2011.  In June 2011, the weekday rate is $139 for two, or $158 on weekends. The package at the AAA Four Diamond Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe is only available to purchase till Tuesday March 29 or until the deal sells out, via LivingSocial. Then stay through June, excluding April 15, April 29-30, May 18-19, June 1-2, June 15-17, or June 20-23, 2011. The half-price offer is for traditional or superior rooms – the superior rooms have balconies, so try to nab one of those when you make your reservation!

The Lodge at Sierra Blanca Ruidoso up to 60% Off $179 for a two night stay for two people including tax – regularly worth up to $448, depending when you go – through June 2011. Two nights for two people in a king suite including kitchenette, whirlpool tub, and a patio or balcony. Offer is available via Groupon to Wednesday March 30, then stay by June 30. Blackout dates are May 27-29.

Ojo Caliente Third Night Free Stay two nights, with the first night being Sunday to Tuesday, and get the third night free through April 30, 2011. The offer requires double occupancy, so bring a friend for a getaway to get the third night free.

Ojo Caliente Ski, Soak & Stay Skiers with a lift ticket or season pass for any New Mexico ski resort get 20% off lodging OR 20% off admission to soak at Ojo Caliente, any day of the week through April 30, 2011.

Hotel Andaluz Tax Amnesty Weekend Stay during April 15-18, 2011 at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque and they’ll pay your room tax, and throw in breakfast for two. I like this idea – especially as we’re all suffering tax season. Enough taxes already! It’s a nice way to save a few dollars as those room taxes sure add up, and you can spend the savings on something more fun instead! Rooms start at $139 per night.

Fort Marcy Hotel Suites in Santa Fe Get 35% off a one night stay or 50% off a stay of two or more nights – the discount is for every night of your visit. The deal is valid to April 30, 2011.

La Posada de Santa Fe Fifth Night Free Stay a minimum of four nights, and get one night free. Offer is good through April 28, 2011, and reservations must be made by April 15.

Sipapu Free Lodging with Lift Tickets Last chance to score free Sipapu lodging on April 1-3 and from April 8 to April 10, or to the end of the 2011 season, whichever comes first. Buy a $39 lift ticket and get one night’s free lodging at Sipapu’s motel. Up to three ski buddies can get a free room with two queen beds. Sipapu skiers can also get free lodging in Taos with the purchase of two $39 adult lift tickets – check the link for valid dates at the Taos hotels and reservation details.

ClubHouse Inn and Suites 2nd Night Half Price Stay one weekend night at $89, and the second night’s stay will cost $44.50. The 50% off the second night offer at Albuquerque’s ClubHouse Inn and Suites Hotel is valid on weekends only, for advance reservations and with some blackout dates.

Oak Tree Inn Vaughn New Mexico 2 Nights for $50 Two people get two nights at the Oak Tree Inn including breakfast in the 1950’s style Penny’s Diner.  Guests also receive a gift basket. Valid on stays through September 30, 2011.  At time of writing, 55 certificates are still available via Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday, and shipping and handling is $5.

NOTE: Check the fine print on ALL lodging deals before booking, for blackout dates, any applicable taxes, etc., to make sure they’re a good bargain for you.

–Tania.  FYI I’ve given you my Groupon and LivingSocial partner links. If you feel like sending a little love this way to support the ABQ on the Cheap site, please use the links.

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