Snowmaking Begins at Pajarito!

I’m excited to confirm that yesterday, November 17, snowmaking began at Pajarito Mountain! We started making snow late afternoon and continued all the way through the night. In total we had seven guns fired up on the mountain: two of the portable guns on Bruce’s Boulevard and one on Lower Lone Spruce with the rest of the fixed guns (on Spruce), M-12’s, M-18 and A9 Lance.

The guns are still fired up as of 9:00 a.m. this morning

The guns are still fired up as of 9:00 a.m. this morning

Our low temperature hovered at 11 degrees last night with a wet bulb on top of the mountain. As of this morning, our latest wet bulb was 14 degrees on top of the mountain and 15 degrees at the base. Looking ahead at the forecast, temperatures are looking decent tonight, warmer on Sunday and Sunday but should cool off Monday night. Temperatures are a bit variable with the weather front (snow predicted!) heading our way Sunday night into Tuesday. Click here to follow our NOAA weather station.

Snowmaking views from last night

Snowmaking views from last night

Snowmaking Manager Tommy says “Last night was a great kickoff to our snowmaking season. We will continue to be diligent with temps and keep striving to make Pajarito a winter wonderland!” Pajarito is scheduled to open November 25 for the 2016-2017 ski season.  Buy your season passes by midnight tonight before the sale ends! A friendly reminder that every passholder will need to take a new season pass photo due to our new software. Stop by the business office to get your pass printed and get ready for Opening Day!

Last night’s snowmaking crew from left to right: me, Tommy and George

Last night’s snowmaking crew from left to right: me, Tommy and George