Monthly Archives: January 2015

Opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend for Pajarito’s opening weekend. We had a record-breaking opening day, and the conditions were very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed skiing, talking and riding the lift with many of you.

First Chair
First Chair on the Aspen Lift. Butch (pictured right) was first in line and said he would ski Mal’s Run first.

We heard many guests talking about Pajarito’s new scanning system. Going forward, every lift ticket and season pass will be scanned. I understand this adds a step between leaving the lift line and getting on the lift (and know that we’re working hard to get you on the mountain as quickly as we can), although this process is important for our current and future operations. For example, this weekend, thanks to our scanning system, we caught someone with a counterfeit pass. We appreciate your patience as we work out the bugs and make this detail of your ski day as painless and seamless as possible.

I’m excited to announce that Pajarito will re-open again tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, and just in time for the snow expected to arrive tonight and stick around through Saturday. Even better news: Los Alamos appears to be in the bull’s eye of this winter storm, and we could get up to 12″.

Here is what we will have open this weekend:

2 Lifts:
Aspen Lift
Beginner Lift

21 Trails:
7 Beginner Runs (Bonanza, Lone Spruce, East Beginners, West Beginners, Bruce’s Blvd., Zero Road East, Zero Road West)

7 Intermediate Runs (Sundance, Dog Patch, Lil Abner, Daisy Mae, Pussy Cat, Big Mother, Bruce’s Blvd West)

7 Expert Runs (East Mushroom, West Mushroom, Mal’s Run (Racing Slope), Lumberyard, Aspen, Wildcat, Compromise)

Saturday and Sunday:
4 Lifts:
Mighty Mite

Everything from Bonanza to the west – which is 32 of our 44 trails, including 8 beginner trails, 8 intermediate trails and 16 expert trails. This includes the Fab Four!

Thanks again to everyone who was a part of our opening weekend. For photos of the weekend, please click here. We will make a decision about additional operating dates beyond this weekend after we evaluate the conditions and the new snow headed our way.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Photograph taken January 28, 2015.
Photograph taken January 28, 2015.


Pajarito Will Open This Weekend

After yesterday’s 7″ of snow, Tom Long and the management team decided we will open Pajarito this Saturday and Sunday, January 24-25, 2015.

Like you, we are thrilled to finally open this ski area and, according to Tom, the conditions will be fantastic. Tom reports a base depth of 26″ and powder, packed powder and some machine groomed conditions.

We expect to open four lifts: Mother, Aspen, Beginner and the Might Mite. Essentially, we’ll  open everything from Bonanza to the west – which is 32 of our 44 trails, including 8 beginner trails, 8 intermediate trails and 16 expert trails.

For those of you wondering, that includes the Fab Four.

The lifts will turn this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all mountain facilities will be open, including ski school and the rental shop. Pajarito’s cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch this weekend.

After this weekend, Tom and our team will determine and announce additional dates of operation.

If you have not already picked up your season pass, we highly encourage you to do this before this weekend. Our office will remain open additional hours tomorrow, January 23, for you to pick up your pass – you are welcome to come by anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you wait until Saturday or Sunday to pick up your pass, please come early!

As a reminder, lift tickets are $49 for adults (ages 21-59), $42 for students (ages 13-20), $34 for kids (ages 7-12) and $42 for seniors (ages 60-69). Kids ages 6 and younger and guests ages 70 and older receive a free lift ticket everyday.

We couldn’t be more excited to kick off skiing and snowboarding in Los Alamos! We hope you join us this weekend.

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Photo taken January 22, 2015. For more photos, visit