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We’re Opening December 15!

Pajarito Kicks Off Ski Season A Week Early!
Opening Day: Friday, December 15, 2023

Los Alamos, NM: Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos, New Mexico will open a week earlier than anticipated on Friday, December 15, 2023.

“We’ve dedicated considerable effort to enhancing Pajarito Mountain throughout the summer and fall. We are thrilled that our efforts plus Mother Nature are allowing us to open a week earlier than our scheduled opening date of December 22,” said Jasen Bellomy, General Manager of Pajarito Mountain. “I’d like to personally thank our small, but mighty, team of snowmakers, groomers, and maintenance team who have been working tirelessly to not only get the trails ready, but have made the myriad improvements possible at Pajarito Mountain.”

The mountain is under the guidance of new General Manager Jasen Bellomy, and the team at Pajarito has undertaken several improvement projects over the summer and fall, including an overhaul of the snowmaking system with several new snowguns. In addition, Pajarito has renovated its snow school building and locker room, reconfigured the Pajarito Mountain Cafe, renovated its lodge bathrooms, plus enhanced its grooming abilities. The rental shop has received new kids’ ski equipment. New this year, as well, the mountain will be opening Thursdays-Sundays, adding an extra day to the normal operating schedule of the past several years. 

Pajarito’s winter schedule is as follows:

12/15-12/17 OPEN
12/22-1/7 OPEN
1/11-11/15 OPEN
1/18-2/11 OPEN Thursdays-Sundays
2/15-2/19 OPEN
2/22-3/3 OPEN Thursdays-Sundays
3/7-3/17 OPEN
3/21-3/24 OPEN 

For updated hours, please visit the Pajarito website at
Pajarito has also revived its popular multi-week, Saturday only ski camp for kids ages 7-12, Camp Bluebird. It is also offering Learn to Ski Thursdays beginning January 11, which provides a FREE two=hour beginner lesson with the purchase of a lift ticket and rentals. The FREE lessons are also available every weekday during Spring Break 3/11-3/15. 

In addition, the popular school program for Los Alamos 5th-6th graders has returned to Pajarito. The mountain will also be hosting the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation youth program for nine weeks this winter.

The mountain’s FREE season pass program for children ages 12 and under,  Power Kids, makes its return with a no-strings-attached offer for kids to ski FREE at Pajarito and 9 other Mountain Capital partner resorts. Seniors ages 75 and up also get a free senior pass to Pajarito and the other MCP resorts.    

Pajarito Mountain utilizes dynamic ticket pricing online at Guests may purchase lift tickets, rentals, and lessons all on the online store, with tickets starting at just $24. For more information about ticket sales, the ticket refund policy, and resort credit, click here. 

The rental shop and retail shop will be open, as well as Pajarito Mountain cafe. Guests may order in advance through the mountain’s online food ordering system at

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About Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and 30 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area offers 44 trails and 6 lifts, all located on 280 skiable acres on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Known for its spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the ski area was founded and developed in the late 1950s by the Los Alamos Ski Club. The fall line and bump runs are heralded as some of the best in the state, and the mountain offers a ski school, restaurant, and an equipment rental facility. During the summer season, Pajarito Mountain is home to an extensive mountain biking trail system with lift served access and hosts several festivals throughout the summer. Pajarito is the closest resort to the Albuquerque metro area. For more information, visit

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