Los Alamos’ Secret Stash
Pajarito Mountain has been off the radar the past couple of seasons as Mother Nature has delayed the gift of snow and we rely almost exclusively on natural snow, which has meant late openings for several years.
This season, we invite you to rediscover Pajarito. We recently welcomed Jasen Bellomy, most recently of Saddleback Mountain, to the role of General Manager. Under his leadership, we’re making significant improvements to the mountain as we gear up for our December 22 opening day. We’ll be operating a Thursday-Sunday schedule, with Wednesdays reserved for our revamped children’s school program. We’re working with local schools right now to bring this project back to life. We’ll be sharing more details on that program soon!
With millions of gallons of water in the pond, new snowmaking equipment, and a new snowmaking plan, we’re planning for a great winter at Los Alamos’ ski hill.
Did you know Pajarito has partnered with the county and the state of New Mexico to build a pipeline to the mountain? This game-changing capital project will provide fire mitigation for the town of Los Alamos, and the lab, but also will provide consistent water for snowmaking. This means Pajarito can have consistent snowmaking and ski seasons! The completion date for this project is estimated to be fall 2024/2025.
Heading into the end of summer, here are a few projects we’ve been tackling:
Testing the lifts
Line work on the lifts
Mowing operations have started on Townsight, on the east side of the mountain for the first time in years and will continue over the rest of the mountain throughout the fall
7 Year dynamic load test on Townsight to get it ready for opening
New seat pads for Mother
Finishing up the final touches on the locker room remodel
Remodel on the ski school buildings
Expanded Beginner terrain
Enhanced grooming with a new snowcat
Plus, we’ve received new kids’ ski equipment in our rental shop. Soon, we’ll be announcing the dates for our popular multi-week kids’ program, Camp Bluebird. We’ll have two sessions this year in January and February. Mark your calendars, wax your skis and boards, and get ready for a fantastic season at the little bird.