Monthly Archives: January 2017

Townsight Opened with 19” of Powder!

Townsight Lift opened over the weekend with a whopping 19 inches of powder! Townsight services beginner and intermediate trails and is known for accessing some of the best tree skiing on the mountain! Both Evershine Ridge and East Confusion were groomed and riding great over the weekend, while the rest of the terrain serviced by the lift was open to powder skiing. We plan to operate Townsight every Saturday and Sunday and on President’s Day, conditions permitting.

Blue sky emerging
A bluebird sky emerging after the storm. Photo: @ulysses_gnarbrough.

Mother Nature has been incredibly kind to us over these last couple weeks! Our storm total topped out at over 47 inches of powder, bringing our total snowfall for the season to 98 inches. I can’t even express how amazing the mountain has been skiing and riding—you need to experience it for yourself!

Lunch Runs
Instagrammer @joshdyer8 took this shot while squeezing in some lunch runs!

Our mountain crew has been working hard to get the Mother lift back up and running. The work requires our crew to climb up 30 feet on the lift towers and requires favorable weather conditions to ensure our team’s safety. We’re just as anxious as you are to get the Mother Lift turning again as soon as possible. We’ll keep you updated on the lift’s progress via our blog.

Mother Lift Progress
We’ll keep you updated on the Mother Lift’s progress here. Photo: @pmcnett.

As always, stay tuned for mountain updates and grooming reports by reading our Snow Report, and stay social by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

I’ll see you on the mountain enjoying the powder!

A Q&A with Bathtub Row Brewing

Our hometown brewery, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, is partnering with us for this winter’s Beer & Band series. This bi-monthly après-ski event is a great way to relax and enjoy delicious local craft beer while listening to local bands. We had the pleasure of asking Bathtub Row’s General Manager, Jason Fitzpatrick, a few questions about the partnership, the event and his thoughts on the Los Alamos craft beer scene.

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  • How would you describe the craft beer scene in Los Alamos?

    Jason Fitzpatrick, GM
    Jason Fitzpatrick quality-testing his brew. Photo credit: BRB.

Vibrant and discerning. This is a very thirsty town and our members and patrons continue to prove their commitment to the craft.

  • How did Bathtub Row end up partnering with Pajarito Mountain for the Beer & Band series?

One of our former Board Members and most active customers, Thad Hahn, has run the event at Pajarito for years.  We both agreed that pairing Bathtub Row with Beer & Band would make a great partnership. Bathtub Row also enjoys supporting local musicians, so we really appreciate the opportunity to help bring these great events to Los Alamos.

  • What does it mean to be a brewing co-op and why did Bathtub Row decide to become one?

We are owned by our membership and run by employees.  The basic structure of the Co-op model is split into 1) Operations, run by the General Manager, and 2) Policy, decided and implemented by the elected Board of Directors.  We do have a professional team running the brewery.  The founders and original members of Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op decided to become a cooperative because they wanted a craft brewery and gathering place for the community.  There wasn’t a single or small group of investors, so they decided to take the concept to the community at large.  The cooperative craft beer model has proven very successful here in Los Alamos.

  • How many brewing co-ops are there in the U.S.?

To the best of my knowledge, there are five. Hopefully the success of Bathtub Row will inspire others!

Little Bird Blond
BRB’s new Little Bird Blond is the perfect beer after a long day on the mountain. Photo credit: BRB.
  • Do you see a crossover in skiers and craft beer drinkers in Los Alamos? If so, why do you think that is?

We do get a lot of customers that come right off of the mountain and head to the Tub for a beer. Both the outdoors and craft beer seem to appeal to a subset of society that enjoys quality, activity, and socialization.

  • Which beer are you most excited to bring to the Beer & Band series? Can you give us a preview of the beers you’ll offer at the event?

At each of the Beer & Band events we’ll bring an IPA—by far the most popular beer with our patrons—as well as a variety of three other styles. As lovers of craft beer, we enjoy many different styles and try to highlight seasonal flavors and aromas in our rotating taps.

  • What do you think of the Beer & Band music lineup?

An eclectic mix of some of the great bands of Northern New Mexico. We are really excited to play a part in showcasing their artistic talent!

*As a friendly reminder, there are no ATMs at Pajarito Mountain, so please bring cash to purchase alcohol and food.

We’ll see you on the mountain this Saturday for the first Beer and Band event of the series! Oh, and did we mention that we have snow in the forecast?!

The 9th Annual K2 Women’s Weekend is a Month Away!

By: Amy Bauer

We’re excited for the 9th annual K2 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area happening February 9-12! Women’s Weekend is an event that supports local businesses and provides financial assistance to people diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. Not only does this event support an amazing cause, it is an absolute blast! So connect with your local community and register nowthe last day to do so is Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Women's Weekend Group Photo
Smile for the 2017 group photo! Photo: Jeff Hylok.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 9

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Join us at the Pig + Fig Cafe for Chef Laura Hamilton’s special Soter Vineyards wine and dinner pairing! This event is open to the public and registration is limited to the first 40 people, so sign up now!

Friday, February 10

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Kick off the weekend with some delicious local beer at the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op as we distribute registration packets and raffle off prizes!

Saturday, February 11

8:00 a.m. Meet at the Mountain Café for breakfast and to dress up in your pink! Lift tickets can be picked up in the Lodge.

8:45 a.m. Group photo on the Lodge balcony.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. K2 ski demos and ski clinics with PSIA Certified instructors. Pre-registration for clinics is required. Click here to register.

12:00 p.m. Bathtub Row Brewing starts serving beer, wine and cider in the Lodge.

3:00 – 9:00 p.m. 80’s cover band CHANGO joins the festivities.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. We’re holding a public silent auction fundraiser in the Lodge where we’ll be auctioning off, raffling and giving away lots of great K2 swag and prizes! Click here for details.

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. We’re throwing a dance party with live music from CHANGO and a dinner celebrating “Women Who Rock the World”!  Join us at the Lodge dressed up as your favorite heroine! Men are also welcome, so feel free to bring your hubbies! Pre-registration for dinner is required, but all are invited to stay and party! Click here to register.

See you on the mountain!
We look forward to seeing you on the mountain! Photo: Jeff Hylok.

Sunday, February 12

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Start off the morning with a yoga class taught by Christa Corsaro Tyson in the Lodge loft. Please bring your own yoga mats. There is no extra cost.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Girls ages 5-17 are invited to participate in a group ski session! Click here to register.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (bring your own) in the Lodge.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR: Intro to Backcountry Touring! Grab your probes and beacons—Sunday afternoon we’re offering a short backcountry ski tour (weather permitting) taught by myself and Petra Pirc. Click here to register.

Demo K2’s newest gear all weekend-long!
Demo K2’s newest gear all weekend-long! Photo: Jeff Hylok.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain for this year’s K2 Women’s Weekend! With your participation, we can reach our $15,000 fundraising goal!