Dynamic Duo: The Longs
The relationship between father and son is one of the most unique bonds. Some rebuild old cars, some go hunting or hit the road to spend time together. Very few of them have the opportunity to both work and play together – except our very own Tom and Tommy Long! Tom, a 50-year ski industry veteran, has been working at Pajarito since 2004. He brought his son, Tommy, onboard when they needed an extra hand and in 2009, Tommy started full time. They have been working together ever since!
While working at Pajarito, Tommy has learned a lot from his dad, including running a successful business, maintaining the property, hard work and dedication all while honing his skiing technique. Tom first took Tommy skiing in a backpack at Sandia Peak when he was just 21 days old! At age 2, Tom hooked Tommy up to his first pair of skis and they have adopted skiing as one of their favorite pastimes together.
This dynamic duo credits their unbreakable working relationship to one simple principle: give and take. Together the Longs tackle a vast array of issues head-on with grace and humor – even when they find themselves in a sticky situation like cleaning the sewers out!
It’s no secret these two spend a whole lot of quality time together. When they’re not burning the midnight oil making snow or grooming out corduroy, they love to fish and watch a variety of sports (football is their favorite). On Sunday, you’ll find them working on the mountain before heading to Tommy’s house to tinker on a construction project.
Happy Father’s Day!