5″ of Snow at Pajarito!


Sherwood’s Corner on East Road. Photo courtesy of Eric Schaller.

Like all of our guests, our team was happy to see the 5″ of snow this week. As we groomed (click here for the grooming report), we couldn’t help but notice that the new powder blended really nicely with the snow underneath. We’re now keeping watch on the next storm system that’s headed our way, possibly beginning this Tuesday.

We’re fielding some questions from guests who haven’t skied with us recently, and their first question is this: how’s the snow? It’s late February, and the conditions are definitely spring-like. That being said, the snow is still good, and the mountain is holding up well.  With over 90” of natural snow, our grooming crew has made sure to preserve it through careful grooming and moving snow around as needed.  If you happen to see one of these hardworking individuals, be sure to thank them.  We couldn’t do it without them.


Base area on Wednesday, following the 5″ of new snow. Photo by Tommy Long.

We’ve had other guests ask if we will be making additional snow this winter.  Like most resorts, we have completed our snowmaking for the season and will be relying on Mother Nature for the remainder of the 2015-2016 winter.  Thanks to the El Niño, we are still expecting snow and for the fun to keep coming.

As we announced last week, we’re expanding our operating schedule to be open everyday during Spring Break weeks, from March 2 and through April 3. Every year, we work hard to grow our schedule (as many of you know, we used to be open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). Our leadership team’s objective is to eventually work our way to daily operations throughout the winter season, and this puts us one step closer. We hope to see you at Pajarito during this time!