Mountain Blog

Mountain Bike Park Update

Bike Park Director, Hogan Koesis, gives a fall mountain bike update:

For the first time ever, a machine will be at Pajarito from yesterday, through October 20. Dante and Jackie owner’s of Harmony Wolrd Wide LLC have been contracted to perform trail maintenance and enhancement for the following: Enhance Aspen for Trouble all the way down to the Chupacabra trail.  Enhancements will include trail widening, jump enhancement and corridor cleaning (cutting back deadfall). Enhance Aspenola trail for a more beginner friendly and smoother experience.  They will be focusing on water erosion and enhancing turns and merges on this trail.  Ultimately this trail is ...

NEW FUN EVENT! Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide – Mar. 4!

Everything You Need To Know by Matthew Krichman, events manager at Purgatory

Event Date:  Saturday, March 4, 2017 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm Location: Purgatory’s tubing hill (Columbine area) Cost: $25 per team

The beauty of Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide is in its simplicity.  Teams complete as many up-down relay laps as they can on Purgatory’s tubing hill in 90 minutes.  It sounds ridiculous, possibly strenuous and undoubtedly fun.  Matthew Krichman, events manager at Purgatory Resort, answers a few questions about the upcoming event.

Q: Who is Uncle Clyde and why did you name this event after him? A: Clyde is my dog, and I’ve always wanted ...

A One-on-One with Grayson Capps

American songwriter and musician Grayson Capps will headline this Friday’s FREE concert at Pajarito, part of the local-favorite Gordons’ Summer Concert Series. We were able to connect with Grayson to discuss his music, his life, and what guests can expect at the 7 p.m. show on July 8. Here’s what he had to say:

PM: Your work is obviously inspired by your experiences with people and places in the  South. Have you spent any time in New Mexico or Los Alamos? Tell me about that.

GC: It’s been a long time since I’ve been to New Mexico. Maybe 25 years with my ...

Fuel Your Summer at Pajarito

With Memorial Day this weekend, Los Alamos schools are wrapping up and Summerfest is right around the corner (June 4!), it’s feeling – and looking – a lot like summer. Here are a few ways to fuel your summer days (and the occasional evening) at Pajarito:

Fuel Yourself at Pajarito Mountain Café (NOW OPEN!) Open every Wednesday-Friday plus special events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our restaurant offers, hands down, the best views in Los Alamos, and you can enjoy a burger, one of our popular New Mexican dishes or any one of our daily specials either on the deck or inside the lodge. ...

19″ of Snow and 9 Days Until the Pass Sale Ends

It was pretty exciting to see Pajarito picked up 19″ of snow this week! While we were not able to fire up the lifts, the hikers and skinners loved it and we all are grateful for the added precipitation. This week’s snowfall only adds to the 7 million gallons of water we’ve already collected in our pond! The snow is melting fast, but we all enjoyed it (as evidenced by Marci’s snow angel below) while it lasted.

The evolution of a snow angel, as demonstrated by Marci Partin this week.

Now, we’re turning our attention to the season pass sale, ...

Pajarito’s 2016-2017 Season Passes On Sale Now!

By Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director

Pajarito’s 2016-2017 season passes are on sale now, and we are unveiling the most impressive season pass lineup yet! Plus, we’re rolling out some very big improvements – both to our passes and our resorts, including:

Payment plan: every pass now includes the payment plan option! The only season pass payment plan in New Mexico, this option offers 0% financing and easy automatic payments! Learn more.

Another $10 million capital campaign: while season pass prices are the same as last year, Pajarito will be a part of another $10 million mountain capital campaign (for a total of $20 ...

Season passes on sale now

By Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director

As you may know, over the last several months James Coleman, Pajarito’s managing partner, and his ski resort management team acquired Durango Mountain Resort (once the deal was complete, Coleman promptly changed the ski area’s name back to its original title, Purgatory), and they are also in the process of acquiring Arizona Snowbowl.

With this change and the addition of new sister resorts, we have significantly expanded our season pass products, and they are now on sale through May 15. Here are a few ways our products have changed – and why it’s good to snag one ...

The New Mexico Power Pass

I am pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 season passes went on sale yesterday, July 8! During this rollout, we unveiled a new product: the New Mexico Power Pass. This season pass is the only one in the state that offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at two ski areas plus free lift tickets at more than 20 mountains in the southwest and throughout the country (to view the full list, please visit

New Mexico Power Pass prices are just $299 for adults, $199 for students (ages 13-20 or college students enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours or graduate ...

Season Pass Sale to be Announced Soon


We’ve received many questions about Pajarito’s season passes for the 2014-2015 winter. The details for this sale are still being worked out, but here is what we know so far:

Season passes will be available for purchase very soon. We expect the sale to begin no later than July 8, 2014.

An Adult Premium Pass will start at $299. This will include unlimited access (no blackout dates) at both Pajarito and Sipapu, and Premium Passes will include Passholder Perks, which include three free days at each partner ski area (a full list of partners is listed below). This pass is created for ...