Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

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. 

No lodging is available at the ski area, but can be found in nearby Los Alamos or White Rock, or farther away in Santa Fe.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Pajarito Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

22"
14"
10"
5"
0"
1"
Nov
18"
Dec
17"
Jan
18"
Feb
9"
Mar
0"
Apr

Total Lifts: 6

1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10441'
Summit
1410'
Vertical Drop
9031'
Base

Important Dates

January 21, 20232023/01/21
Projected Opening
March 20, 20232023/03/20
Projected Closing
117
Projected Days Open
89
Days Open Last Year
65
Years Open
163"
Average Snowfall
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