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Updated: Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:10 AM
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The annual Sandia Peak Ski Patrol Ski Swap is this weekend, October 24, 25 and 26 inside the Manuel Lujan building at EXPO New Mexico. There will be 17,000 items on the floor for sale. Alpine, Cross-Country, and Snowboard gear will be available for purchase. The sale is Saturday from 9AM to 4PM and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. Cost to enter the swap is $2 per person. Use the San Pedro and Copper St. entrance and follow the signs! Parking at EXPO New Mexico is $5. If you're planning to buy gear, cash, checks (with ID), VISA, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards are accepted. The Friday Night VIP Sale is also open to the public this year. Originally open only to patrollers and those volunteering their time at the Swap, is now open to the public in exchange for a $20 per person donation (cash only) to our all volunteer non profit patrol at the door Friday night. Get your pick of the thousands of items on the floor before anyone else. More information on the swap is available from: www.nmskiswap.org.

If you want to get rid of things you don't use anymore, sell them at the swap. Each item entered into the sale costs you 50-cents. Please note they cannot accept mittens, gloves, hats, socks, or long underwear. Check-in for sale equipment is through the main west doors of the Manuel Lujan Complex at Expo New Mexico on Friday, October 24 from 10AM to 7PM. You can pickup your unsold equipment or your check for items sold on Sunday from 12PM to 4PM. 15% of the sale price of each item will go to the patrol to help fund the purchase of medical and patrol supplies and required training.

Many resorts are also offering some great deals at the swap. Check out the specifics below for each resort. In addition to all the deals from individual resorts, the NMX Card will also be available for $69. This is a punch card with free or discounted lift tickets at 10 different ski areas. Those cards are limited, so get yours this weekend. Ski New Mexico will also be offering the Ski NM Passport card for $159. This includes one lift ticket to all 9 ski areas in NM, including Enchanted Forest XC. Blackout dates apply Christmas and spring break. Card is transferable and makes a great holiday gift!

In addition to all the deals from individual resorts, there are two deals available from NMX Sports and Ski New Mexico. The NMX Card gets you $700 worth of tickets, that's most ski areas ever on the card and it's only $89. That's $10 off the preseason price. And sales of the card help NMX Sports. And Ski New Mexico is offering a special price on the True Passport card. The cost is $159 and you get one ticket to ever ski area in New Mexico.

Sandia Peak: The Peak Plus Card is available for $59. Returning this year, save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long with purchase of the card. The Millennium Pass is also available for $199 which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket. Season passes are also available at the show. These include the Platinum Pass for ages 16-61, no blackout dates, $569. The Silver Pass for those 62-71 is $429 with no black out dates. The Bronze Pass is for weekdays only and is $399 (blackout at Santa Fe Dec. 25-31, but can be used at Sandia during these dates). The Future Pass is $219 as is for those aged 12 and under.

Santa Fe: The Peak Plus Card is available for $59. New this year, save $25 at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe all season long. The Millennium Pass is also available for $199 which gives you skiing the whole month of January and then the balance of the season get $25 off an all day all mountain lift ticket. Season passes are also available at the show. These include the Platinum Pass for ages 16-61, no blackout dates, $569. The Silver Pass for those 62-71 is $429 with no black out dates. The Bronze Pass is for weekdays only and is $399 (blackout at Santa Fe Dec. 25-31, but can be used at Sandia during these dates). The Future Pass is $219 as is for those aged 12 and under.

Taos Ski Valley: Taos is offering 3 passes for $150 at the ski swap.

Angel Fire: Available at the swap... 4 pack ($199), 6 pack ($149), sampler (2 for $40).

Pajarito: Everyone who stops by the Sipapu and Pajarito booth will receive a Sipapu or Pajarito lift ticket! Must be present to receive the lift ticket. Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will be offering the New Mexico Power Pass PLUS - now with 3 free days at Durango Mountain Resort and $50 lift tickets thereafter! All New Mexico Power Pass products include unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Sipapu and Pajarito plus 3 free lift tickets at more than 20 partner ski areas in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and throughout the country. Pajarito will offer a $149 student pass for students ages 13-college and a $99 child pass for kids ages 12 and younger - these passes may be used exclusively at Pajarito (no blackout dates)!

Sipapu: Everyone who stops by the Sipapu and Pajarito booth will receive a Sipapu or Pajarito lift ticket! Must be present to receive the lift ticket. Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will be offering the New Mexico Power Pass PLUS - now with 3 free days at Durango Mountain Resort and $50 lift tickets thereafter! All New Mexico Power Pass products include unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Sipapu and Pajarito plus 3 free lift tickets at more than 20 partner ski areas in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and throughout the country. Sipapu will offer a $99 student pass for students ages 13-college and a $49 child pass for kids ages 12 and younger - these passes may be used exclusively at Sipapu (no blackout dates).

Red River: Get the Triple Play card, which is good for 3 days on the mountain for only $99. This card is good any 3 days in January and February. Limited supplies of this card are available. Card is also available from their website until Nov. 1.

Enchanted Forest XC: No information available about deals at the swap.

Valles Caldera National Preserve: No information available on show offers.

Ski Apache: No information available about deals at the swap.

Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory): No information available about deals at the swap.

Wolf Creek: Offering 25% off all season passes. Prices are only good through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Silverton Mountain: Not offering any deals at the show.

Telluride Resort: Telluride will be offering some great deals on MULTI-DAY PASSES at the swap.

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:
Great deals for the new season coming soon. Ski News: 
Photo Tips for Skiers USA Today ran a great article to help you get good ski/snowboard photos. Check out the full story at USA Today's site here.

What's New This Season?There is plenty new at your favorite snow sports area for the 2012-2013 season. Click here to check all that's new and improved from last season.

More links:
Here are some links that you may find helpful:
Ski New Mexico
Colorado Ski Country
Ski Utah
New Mexico National Weather Service
Colorado National Weather Service
Colorado Mtn Weather & Avalanche Report
Detailed Ski Area Forecast From SnowForecast
Warren Miller Films & Info
National Forest Service (has fall color info and more)
Colorado Ski History Web Site (includes info on closed NM/CO areas)
Road Conditions: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.

Summer Season Info: 
New Mexico Rafting Companies:
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, (800) 879-9035
Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181
New Wave Rafting Co., (800) 984-1444
Far Flung Adventures, (800) 359-2627
Known World Rafting Adventures, (800) 983-7756
Native Sons Adventures, (800) 753-7559
Santa Fe Rafting Co., (888) 988-4914