Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 10441ft
    Summit
  • 1410ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9031ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1
  • 6
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    20%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    45

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    0.6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    750 ac

  • Snow Making

    35 ac

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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. 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/29/202004/08/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    89
  • Projected Days Open
    117
  • Years Open
    63
  • Average Snowfall
    163"

More Info

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.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Reviews

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19th April 20201
I went here for the first time when Keystone closed during Covid-19. I have to say I should've went to Ski Apache....Full review
Tina undefined
19th January 20205
When there's snow there is no better place to be! Not much beginner terrain, however. Get lessons from great staff.Full review
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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

    ski@pajarito.ski

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation