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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Overview

Season Start/End: 3/12 - 19/3
2752m - 3182m
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from US$34.00 to US$49.00
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Pajarito Mountain, located on the eastern slope of New Mexico's Jemez Mountain Range, is open Fridays to Sundays, as well as on federal and Christmas holidays. The mountain has an impressive 10,440 foot summit elevation as well as a 1,440 vertical drop over 300 acres of skiable terrain. Pajarito sometimes serves up prodigous powder, and offers beautiful views of the Rio Grande Valley, and small crowds. Skiers and snowboarders have access to the mountain thanks to a quad lift, triple, 3 doubles and 1 rope tow. Sitting above Los Alamos in the Jemez Mountains, it was for years the private stash of scientists and their families but has been open to the general public for more than two decades. Pajarito offers rental services, retail facilities, a café dining option and a high quality snow sports school. 

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Offers ski, snowboarding, and telemarking lessons daily. Equipment and demo rentals.Dining facilities include a cafeteria, a bar, and a brown bag area in the base lodge.


  • 3182m
  • 429m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2752m


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  • Longest Run

    1 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    113 ha

  • Snow Making

    14 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 03/12/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 89
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 19/03/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 117
  • Years Open: 60
  • Average Snowfall: 414cm

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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Reviews

  • Kent Hunt

    • 1
    16th January 2017

    Full review

      Went to Pajarito on MKL weekend 1/15/17. Of their 5 lifts, they had their bunny lift and one other lift running, due...
  • Mark Boomer

    • 5
    24th December 2016

    Full review

      Great place when the snow is good friendly staff

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Tourist Office

  • Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

    P.O. Box 155

    87544 Los Alamos

    United States

    Phone: (505) 662-5725


Hotels in Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Comfort Inn & Suites Los Alamos

The Comfort Inn & Suites Los Alamos is conveniently located just five minutes from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, twenty minu...
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