Raising Power Kids Who Love Winter Sports

Families are important to our community here at Pajarito. We love to see generations on the slopes, learning to ski our storied hill. That’s why we offer a FREE season pass for children ages 10 and under, so that it’s more affordable and accessible for them to get on the slopes. We also make it a priority to have a lot of options for parents when it comes to season passes, to make it affordable and accessible for you, too. We have options starting at just $249 for our adult Value pass, it makes nearly unlimited skiing at Pajarito a real value.

Skiing with kids is a true investment in their future – and yours as a family. It creates fun for the whole family, but more importantly, it creates accomplishment in your kids as they master winter sports and learn to love the slopes! We wanted to share our best tips and tricks for creating Power Kids. 

  1. Get the Power Kids Pass for Your Kids | It’s easy! Click here to get passes for your kids. Kids ages 10 and younger will enjoy unlimited access at all eight resorts in the Power Pass collective — no strings attached. Simply bring proof of age (for example, a report card) to the ticket office when picking up your kid’s pass. Parents and guardians: Need to get your season pass? The Power Pass, our premier pass, is now on sale, with exclusive benefits when purchased by May 29
  2. Check out Lesson Options
    Pajarito’s Group Lessons makes learning to ski and snowboard a fun experience with other children of the same ability. Group lessons are for ages 6 and up. 

    Private Lessons Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction that personalizes the experience for skiers and snowboarders at any stage, beginning at age 4 and up. 

    Camp Bluebird is our four- week,  Saturday only camp for kids, ages 5-12, that focuses on providing the best introduction to snow sliding, progressive skill development, fun and sparking their passion for snowsports and the mountains. This is a great way for your child to kick-start their skills. Classes are 10 am – 3 pm and include lunch!

  3. Pack Snacks
    Seriously. Pack travel goodies, post-breakfast granola bars, after lunch treats, and afternoon snacks. Some of us might even consider a bribe or two on the mountain in the form of the occasional fruit gummy or a hot chocolate in the lodge. 
  4. Don’t Let the Kids Get Cold
    This is a universal truth for everyone, not just the kids. Good, warm clothes make a tremendous difference between a great day and a miserable one. Little ears, toes, and fingers are the quickest to get cold, so grab some hand warmers, warm gloves, and take some breaks to warm up. 
  5. Don’t Let the Kids Get Too Tired
    Allow yourself and the kids to take plenty of breaks. Sometimes you want to go hard all day, but remember you’re slowing down for them. If you push them too hard, it will end in tears, so remember this is an investment in long-term fun, slow down and enjoy the time with the kids, or trade-off with your spouse or a friend to get in some more challenging runs.
  6. Keep it Light. Keep it Fun. 
    It’s natural to want to be good at something immediately, but learning to ski and snowboard takes time. Most kids won’t make it to the blacks their first day on the slopes, and that’s perfectly normal. Remember you’re investing in a sport that you can enjoy together for a lifetime! 

Our community is one of skiers and boarders, and we want to introduce it to new generations, who’ll grow to love it as much as we do!  We hope that you’ll come back to enjoy our mountain soon!