January 11 Update from Tom Long, General Manager

Photo Courtesy of Brian Foley

We are working hard over here! From the volunteers to the mountain ops team, we are humming.
The mountain, despite warmer temps, has been holding up pretty well. The forecast is constantly changing on upcoming snow, so we’re not counting on that. We are still experiencing staffing issues and are getting together a plan to help us get open. I’m not ready to announce an opening day yet, but hopefully soon! If we can get a little more snow….
The team has been working hard on the slopes with a compacter and doing some grooming, with Beginner’s and the bulk of Pussycat groomed. The problem lies across the top of the mountain where the wind has scoured the snow coupled with intense sunshine. Our terrific volunteer crew has burned many of the tree piles on the main slopes, plus they continue to cut and remove trees. Rim Run and I Don’t Care are clear of trees and have been compacted, as well as Daisy Mae, Lil Abner, Bonanza and the lower traverse. 
We do have some good news, many of our staff are back! We are still looking for a cafe manager and rentals technicians, we encourage you to apply today. We’re committed to keeping you in the loop with all the information we can, we are eager to get open and have you back on the slopes! ~Tom Long, Pajarito General Manager