It was pretty exciting to see Pajarito picked up 19″ of snow this week! While we were not able to fire up the lifts, the hikers and skinners loved it and we all are grateful for the added precipitation. This week’s snowfall only adds to the 7 million gallons of water we’ve already collected in our pond! The snow is melting fast, but we all enjoyed it (as evidenced by Marci’s snow angel below) while it lasted.
Now, we’re turning our attention to the season pass sale, which ends next Friday, April 29. For those of you considering a season pass, here are a few changes over last year to keep in mind:
Age as of Purchase Date: every pass is connected to an age range. For example, Pajarito’s free tot pass is for future rippers ages 6 and younger. In the past, as long as your kiddo was 6 or younger as of early November, your child qualified for the tot age. This policy has now changed, and your age category is determined based on the age at the time of purchase. This is an important detail for those who are are on either edge of their age category.
All Passholders Will Need to Take a New Picture. In the past, we were able to use photos from previous seasons, which meant one person could easily pick up passes for multiple family members. This year, we need to take everyone’s picture again, so every person with a pass must be present when they are picking it up.
Here’s Why: As part of our multi-mountain $10 million investment this summer, our company is dedicating significant resources to upgrade nearly every mountain’s point of sale system so all four ski areas within our collective are on the same platform. This is not as exciting or headline-grabbing as filling Pajarito’s pond or adding new trails, but this is a huge deal for our company’s operations, both for the 2016-2017 winter and beyond.
Reminder: all passholders must sign a 2016-2017 waiver prior to picking up their pass. A guardian or parent must sign the waiver for children ages 18 and younger.
Pajarito’s FREE Tot and Super Senior Passes: if you are 70 years or older (at the time of purchase) or you’re purchasing a pass for someone 6 years or younger (at the time of purchase), you qualify for Pajarito’s FREE season passes. If you’d like to order these online, you will be required to provide your credit card information although you will not be charged. If you want to skip the step, feel free to pick up your pass in the office during office hours.
New Pass Partners Announced: The Power Pass just announced two new partners, Crested Butte and Powder Mountain! When you purchase a 2016-2017 Power Pass, you get 3 FREE days at each of these resorts – plus the 15 other partner ski areas (not to mention unlimited skiing at Pajarito, Purgatory, Sipapu and Arizona Snowbowl!)
New Summer Benefits: When you purchase the Power Pass, you not only receive access to up to five summer attractions at Purgatory and scenic chairlift rides at Arizona Snowbowl everyday, you also receive unlimited hike & bike access at Pajarito! The New Mexico Pass PLUS offers 50% off summer uplift service at Pajarito.
Speaking of summer uplift, Pajarito is introducing a new summer season pass that will provide unlimited uplift access at Pajarito (no winter benefits) for $149! To purchase this pass online, click here.
Pajarito Offers New Mexico’s Only Season Pass Payment Plan: We are committed to keeping skiing and snowboarding affordable, and our new payment plan is just another example of this commitment. To read a parent’s perspective on this new payment plan, check out my blog post here.