New Mexico

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Ski Resort

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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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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

13"
8"
6"
3"
1"
3"
Jan
11"
Feb
8"
Mar

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

December 18, 20212021/12/18

Projected Opening

March 20, 20222022/03/20

Projected Closing

117

Projected Days Open

89

Days Open Last Year

1957

Years Open

163"

Average Snowfall
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