The good news continued as last week's storm added a fresh foot of powder in the mountains - a boon for President's Day Weekend skiers and boarders. Ski New Mexico board member Gordon Briner reported, "All of the resorts in the state broke attendance records this weekend. With two solid months of the season left, we have already had twice the number of skier visits as we did for our entire season last year." Many resorts have had little reason to make snow, saving them the high snowmaking production costs and giving a welcome financial boost to some of the smaller resorts, like Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, which rely solely on natural snow. "We weren't able to open at all last season and now we have a 56-inch base," said general manager Tom Long. "New Mexico is the place people should come to ski this year."
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- Consistent Snow
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- Resorts open before those of many other states
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