Bike Park Director, Hogan Koesis, talks trail updates just in time for this weekend’s final lift-served biking and hiking of the season.
Fall is in the air and you should be too. Last day for catching a chair is Saturday, October 21st! We’d love to see anybody and everyone there as this is the first time a trail building machine has been at the mountain for close to a month. Dante and Jackie have been hard at it tuning and tweaking your favorite trails to be even better! With landings being extended and broadened, turns getting widened and more supportive and take-offs getting extended to the moon, it‘s hard not to get excited with all new trail building going on! I’m super excited to get out there and take some laps with everyone on the last weekend of park riding this season!
Don’t forget, any season pass holder in the state of New Mexico can redeem a free day at Pajarito on Saturday. Head to up to the neighboring resort, Angel Fire Bike Park, on Sunday the 22nd for the last day of the season! It’s like a New Mexico closing weekend extravaganza! Shred bikes all day at Pajarito, take advantage of the awesome camping and campfire stories, then head to Angel Fire for some super last day session laps!
If anyone can get a chance to come down Saturday, we’d love catch some laps with you!
When guests at Pajarito Mountain feel this chill in the air, they indulge in all the richness of the changing season, from green chile on the side of everything to too-many pictures of oak, aspen and cottonwood leaves. But when our winter mountain crew feels this chill in the air, they visualize all lifts turning and first tracks down the Fab Four. Since last spring, we’ve been busy with snowmaking system infrastructure work, hazard tree removal, and chairlift, snowcat and lodge maintenance.
Last spring, the pond had been cleaned out and the liner completely repaired. We welcomed the late summer rainfall which increased the water level in our pond. Completed updates to the snowmaking system include removing one M-12 fixed fan gun and replacing it with a fixed A9 lance. That M-12 fan gun is now on a portable carriage, upping our mobile gun fleet to four units. The mobile gun fleet has been repaired and maintained, and the entire snowmaking system is getting the final touches of maintenance and repairs to ensure safe and efficient operation.
We aim to start snowmaking during the first two weeks of November, of course depending on the weather. We never want to waste a drop of precious water, so we’re going to start snowmaking a bit later.
We just can’t wait to open up Pajarito Mountain for the 2017-2018 ski season. The mountain will be ready. Make sure you’re ready by grabbing your Season Passes before the first snow.