Mountain Blog

Crazy Mother Opens Tomorrow!

We’re excited to announce the opening of our terrain park, Crazy Mother, tomorrow!  This will be the first time in three years that we’ve opened this park, and our crew is working tirelessly to provide you with the best place to hit jumps and rails.

Crazy Mother in progress: this photo was taken earlier this week when we began grooming the park and building features.

For those of you who haven’t experienced it, Crazy Mother is aptly named: the park is not for the faint of heart. This is by far our largest park, and it includes several big jumps – ...

Senior Thursdays at Pajarito

Today’s seniors made skiing popular in the 1960s and 1970s, and it’s this same generation that built Pajarito. I’m proud to announce that our ski school has introduced a new way for seniors to socialize and ski together – and for this coming Thursday, January 28, participation in this group will be absolutely FREE.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Bucklin

Every Thursday from 8:30 until noon, a group of seniors – together with Level 3 certified ski school instructors – will ski Pajarito together. The day begins at 8:30 in the main lodge, where participants enjoy coffee, refreshments and conversation before heading ...

Townsight Opens on Saturday!

I’m very excited to announce that Pajarito’s Townsight lift and the east area of our mountain will open this Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

What’s more is that for the first time in many years, we’ll have nearly 100% of our terrain open! (West Side Ma Bell and Gene’s Choice remain closed until we clear the downed trees).

This will be the first time since 2010 we’ve operated this lift. As many of you know, the top terminal of Townsight – along with several acres of the eastern edge of our mountain – burned during the Las Conchas Fire in 2011. Thanks to ...

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Pajarito

January marks an important month in our industry: Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Recognized  by ski areas world-wide, this important initiative is designed to encourage first-time skiers and snowboarders to give snow sports a try – and, more importantly, to do it under the care and guidance of a professional ski school instructor. I often see well-intentioned friends/spouses/neighbors/etc. teaching their friends/spouses/neighbors how to ski or ride, and I’m here to tell you: the best way to learn is to do it with a professional instructor.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Bucklin

Pajarito is participating in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month ...