Taos Ski Valley ↑25° ↓10° Forecast:   9" Base:   59"
All Maps
Taos Powderhorn close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 11,057ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 56"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Red River Pass #2 close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,850ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Palo close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,350ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Tolby close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,180ft
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Shuree close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,100ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Gallegos Peak close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,800ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓10°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓66% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 6 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.9 inches
Winds SW 25 to 37 mph through the morning shifting to SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to -4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑12° ↓7°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to W 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑13° ↓13°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓-4° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓24% / ↑59%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 21 to 33 mph through the morning shifting to SW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -10 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑31° ↓16°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓37% / ↑67%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to W 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑33° ↓19°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 17 to 29 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑32° ↓18°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑76%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs1"
  • Season Total144"
  • Average Base Depth59 to 70"
  • Today's Snow Potential9"
Comments
14in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation12,450ft
  • Base Elevation9,207ft
  • Vertical Drop3,293ft
  • Longest Trail5.25 miles
  • Trails98 of 110
  • Lifts13 of 15
  • Acreage0 of 1294 ( 89% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails24 ( 22% )
18°
Current Weather Icon
 
Conditions
  • Humidity%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedS 8mph
  • GustingS 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth56"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Angel Fire Airport, NM
  • Elevation11,057ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 09:05
21°
Current Weather Icon
 
Conditions
  • Humidity%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedE 6mph
  • GustingE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth32"
Comments
Fair
Location
Taos, Taos Regional Airport, NM
  • Elevation10,180ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 09:05
Top
Base
KACHINA PEAK (ELEV 12,481)
KACHINA PEAK (ELEV 12,481)
Contact
Location
  • City: Taos Ski Valley
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Mountain Summit Forecast

Friday
↑23° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 31 to 43 mph, then W 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
icon

AM

icon
↑22° / ↓14°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be -22 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑21° / ↓9°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -18 to -9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑13° / ↓7°
iconWinds: W 34 to 46 mph, then W 30 to 42 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑8° / ↓8°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be -31 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑13° / ↓8°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -27 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑14° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 28 to 40 mph, then W 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑13° / ↓16°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 28 to 40 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑13° / ↓13°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑31° / ↓16°
iconWinds: W 23 to 35 mph, then W 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑25° / ↓19°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑21° / ↓16°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑34° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 21 to 33 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑32° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑25° / ↓21°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑33° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑30° / ↓22°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑23° / ↓17°
Skies
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph

Mountain Base Forecast

Friday
↑30° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 17 to 29 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
icon

AM

icon
↑30° / ↓20°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑29° / ↓14°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑14° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then SW 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑13° / ↓13°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑14° / ↓13°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑17° / ↓12°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑17° / ↓15°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑16° / ↓15°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑32° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑27° / ↓20°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑24° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑35° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑32° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑27° / ↓21°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑35° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑33° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑27° / ↓20°
Skies
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature24°
  • Soil Low Temperature17°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature18°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature20°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature25°
  • Soil Low Temperature18°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart