On March 27, 2024, Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico was hit by a significant snowstorm. The storm blanketed the area with an impressive 44 inches of snow over a three-day period, leaving vehicles completely covered and dramatically transforming the landscape. This included a notable 24 inches of snowfall within a single day, amounting to an average snowfall rate of an inch per hour.

The substantial snow accumulation has left Taos with a solid base depth of 80 inches for the season, totaling 201 inches of snowfall. The scale of the snowfall was vividly illustrated by a timelapse video posted by Taos, showcasing the rapid burying of a snowstake under the snow.

The forecast indicates clear skies with temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the fresh, pristine snow. Feeling antsy to plan your ski vacation? Get on a call with a Mountain Travel Expert today!

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Photo Credit: Ski Taos