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Popocatepetl Resort Guide

The Popocatepetl resort guide summary is: The Popocatepetl ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2404m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Popocatepetl Resort Guide

The Popocatepetl resort guide summary is: The Popocatepetl ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2404m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 5452m
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2404m
Bot: 3048m

Best for:

Intermediate level skier
Intermediates

Trails:

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: —

Popocatepetl Lifts:

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Visiting Popocatepetl

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Popocatepetl.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
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  • Nearest Airport
    Mexico City
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone

Popocatepetl Features

The terrain at Popocatepetl includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Popocatepetl resort?

Popocatepetl is a volcano with forested slopes and a snow-capped cone and large crater. It is the second highest peak in Mexico at 17,887 feet (5452 metres) behind Pico de Orizaba at 18,405feet. The name Popocatepetl is Aztec for Smoking Mountain, and is often, conveniently, shortened to Popo. Popo and its neighboring volcano Iztaccihuatl (17,342 feet.) dominate the sky southeast of Mexico City. They are located less than fifty miles from the city, and are separated from each other by a ten mile ridge. Popo's last major eruption was in 1947, although on December 21st 1994, it awakened from dormancy, spewing gas and ash, which was carried by the wind as far as Puebla, 25 miles east. Surrounding towns were evacuated, and scientists have since been closely monitoring Popo for signs of a possible eruption. The first recorded ascent of Popocatepetl was by the Tecuanipas tribe in 1289. The first Spanish ascent of the mountain was an expedition led by Diego de Ordaz in 1519. Emperor Moctezuma sent ten warriors to climb the mountain sometime between 1502 and 1519. Only two of these warriors survived the climb.



Explore Popocatepetl Location Map

Interactive Popocatepetl trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Popocatepetl?

MarchAverage: 1.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Popocatepetl is week 2 of March. There are typically 1.4 snowy days during this week with 7cm of snowfall. Check out the Popocatepetl Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Popocatepetl

Taylor Ramsay from United States writes:

I cannot seem to find any information on how to ski at Popo or where there might be lifts. I read the most recent comment here from El Pico de Orizaba and felt hopeful, but I cannot find any further information. Does anyone have any more info?

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