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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.


Z. 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.

Adam Kingsley

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

People there are very friendly. Views are great if you just want a pleasant drive. There is also a hiking trail nearby where people cross-country ski in the winter.

Wesley Fuller

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Staff is rarely respectful. No snow, and overpriced. Probably one the worst mountains in New Mexico.

Kroshka MU

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Nope! Too far, too much driving, not a lot of snow, as well as I was mislead about snow condition. The prices are cheap, thou. Just not a comfortable place

Ginger Cornish

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

Nice place to ski & beautiful surroundings. The staff were friendly and helpful and we did not have to wait in line very long.

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