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pajarito mountain stats photo by Peter Dickson

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.

Pajarito Mountain Stats

Base Elevation:  9,000 feet

Summit Elevation:  10,440 feet

Skiable Acres: 280

Trails:  44 (20% easy, 50% intermediate, 30% difficult)

Lifts: 6; 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 quad, 1 conveyor

Terrain Parks:  1

Snowmaking:  yes

Average Winter Season: mid-December to mid-March

On-mountain Facilities: Equipment Rentals, Snowsports School, Retail, Pajarito Mountain Cafe

Ski Patrol:  Volunteer, NSP affiliated

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