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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Skiing

Season Start/End: 12/15/2018 - 03/16/2019
9031ft - 10441ft
20%|50%| 30%| 0%
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from US$27.00 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.



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  • 1410ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9031ft


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  • Longest Run

    0.6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    750 ac

  • Snow Making

    35 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/15/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 89
  • Projected Closing: 03/16/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 117
  • Years Open: 61
  • Average Snowfall: 163"

Best Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Hotels

2455 Trinity Drive Los Alamos, 87544
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area - Pajarito was great today. Amazing snow, powder, and beautiful. One negative - Townsite lift was pretty awful. It kept stopping, and I mean every 2 minutes, for no apparent reason. If it's going to take 25 minutes to ride the l  - © JT
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area - No lines. Aspen to Spruce Goose & Beginner lifts are open  - © guegro
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area - it's so fluffy!  - © wernicke81
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area - Definitely more than 4"  - © [! skireport_default_author ]

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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Reviews

  • Paul

    • 5
    3rd January 2018

    Full review

      I love this hill, low price and plenty to do
  • Jeff

    • 5
    3rd January 2018

    Full review

      Great ski hill

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Contact Info

  • Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

    P.O. Box 155

    87544 Los Alamos

    New Mexico

    United States

    Phone: (505) 662-5725