About New Mexico’s Famous Little Bird “Pajarito” Mountain
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos, NM offers year round uphill access.
Located on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains in north central New Mexico, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is 5 miles west of Los Alamos. Its 750 acres of land were developed as a ski area in the late 1950’s.
Pajarito is one of the most unspoiled ski areas in New Mexico. The mountain has spectacular views east over the Rio Grande Valley towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and west over the Valle Grande from the peak.
Pajarito Mountain boasts 75- acres of skiable terrain, not counting its renowned tree skiing, and some of the best bump skiing in New Mexico.
Pajarito is open to the public, selling both day tickets and season passes. It is rarely crowded, and guests seldom need wait in lift lines. There is no on-mountain lodging, however hotels and other lodging options are available in nearby Los Alamos and Santa Fe.
In addition to skiing and mountain biking, Pajarito Mountain is also very well-suited for hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers.