Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
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.
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.
Nice place to ski & beautiful surroundings. The staff were friendly and helpful and we did not have to wait in line very long.
super nice ski area, especially for beginners and kids. anyone younger than 7 ski for free. only the beginner field and one route and one lift are open during our visit, but is suffucient for us. lift ticket is $24，one third of ski santa fe. child class is $50 for half day(two hours) and $16 more for full day(four hours)rental and lift tickets included. our coach Beth is super nice and patience. my two kids love her so much and ask for another day of classes with her. all other staffs are also very helpful and always smiling. i will highly recommend pajarito ski to anyone who is not looking for anything over blue route, or just start skiing or boarding. the driving from santa fe downtown is 45 minutes. but you save tons for waiting time in the bigger ski area near town, as well as pay overall one third the price of lift,class and rental.
A lot of fun things here in summer and in winter. Festivals, skiing, mountain biking, or just walk around. It is a beautiful sight
I love to ski here. Wish it was open 7 days a week. Inexpensive and never crowded. Lots of terrain to suit all levels of skiers. Never been disappointed. Same travel time from ABQ as the drive to Santa Fe Ski area but a whole less money. Can be tricky to drive to the first time. GPS helps.