Wow, We have been skiing since the late 1960's and Pajarito has got to be one of the best experience we have had. Well groomed runs. Challanging Blacks. NO LIFT LINES. Friendly people...employees and skiers. Absolutely no people cutting lift lines (I guess 'cause there are no lift lines). Everyone is helpful and friendly. Lift operators, like Lorance, that smile and greet you every time you get on. We really love this place.
We just got back into skiing after 7 years. This season we have been skiing Santa Fe and figured the rude lift operators and disrespectful snow boarders and crazy parking were just a sign of the times. Not true. Time after time, snowboarders, at Pajarito, went out of their way to be respectful and friendly. A snowboarder stopped in front of me and accidently blew snow all over me. He was so apologetic. We saw a snowboarder (young) go out of his way to pick up an empty plastic bottle on the run. And the lift operators were great. In fact, everyone was great.
We have not tried Sipapu, Taos, Angle Fire nor Red River, so we can't comment on them. But having skied Washington State, Idaho, British Columbia, New Mexico (Ski Apache) and Arizona, there have not been any that were better than Pajarito (although the Canadians are a very friendly group). So if you are a friendly person, love to ski and enjoy being at a ski resort that is fun and friendly...Pajarito is the place!
However, that being said....WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU WOULD NOT GO TO PAJARITO.