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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

397 Camp May Road

Pajarito Mountain is located on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains in north central New Mexico, 5 miles west of Los Alamos. It comprises around 750 acres of land, privately owned by Los Alamos Ski Club, that was developed as a ski area in the late 1950's.

Pajarito Mountain currently has about 300 acres of cleared skiable terrain, not counting some excellent tree skiing, and has some of the best bump skiing in the state. It is rarely crowded, and is noted for its lack of lift lines. It is open to the public, selling both day tickets and season passes, and is a not-for-profit organization. There is no lodging at the mountain, but there are several hotels and other lodging options available in Los Alamos and Santa Fe.


Peter Vorobieff

Saturday, May 12, 2018
A well hidden Cold War era secret in the vicinity of Los Alamos, one of the best ski areas in New Mexico, although you are at the mercy of Mother Nature - you don't want to ski this ski area on artificial snow.

jonathan longmire

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Pajarito ski area offers very good winter and summer activities. Hiking on the mountain is outstanding

Martin W

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ski, snowboard, hike, run, camp, mountain bike, music festivals, beerfests, the list goes on. 4wd or chains when the powder is deep.

Jason Cox

Monday, May 7, 2018
Super friendly and low key old school ski hill with plenty of steeps. Also epic mountain biking.

Za S.

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
There was not much snow when we visited but great place, some of the lifts and trails were open. The base camp is not too big but wasn't crowded at all. Sledding area also available. Parking was also good, didn't have to walk too far. Beautiful views of the Los Alamos valley /canyon on the drive.

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