Countdown Is On To Ski Season At Pajarito Mountain … Celebrate The Coming Winter During Ullr Fest Saturday

Ullr Fest is by far the most popular fall festival drawing large crowds to Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson


With fall in the air, now is the time to view the changing colors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Pajarito Mountain this Friday through Sunday!

Pajarito is hosting its popular annual festival Ullr Fest Saturday, Sept. 29.

Ullr Fest celebrates the coming winter by featuring New Mexico craft beer, with nearly a dozen local breweries in attendance, as well as live music, lift-served hiking and mountain biking, Strava mountain bike races, a disc golf tournament, a viking costume contest and more.

Enjoy lift-served hiking and mountain biking at Pajarito 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The leaves are starting to change at Pajarito, so now is the time to come see the beautiful fall foliage. Chairlift tickets are $25 for bikers and $10 for hikers. The downhill Strava mountain bike race takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Participate in the disc golf tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday. The New Mexico Craft Beer Festival is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday with a $15 entry fee (proceeds benefit the Los Alamos Ski Club), along with live music by AUTO ELECTRIC Fun Rock Craft breweries include Bathtub Row, Taos Mesa, Blue Corn, Tractor, Second Street, Red River, 377, Boxing Bear, Santa Fe Brewing, Broken Trail, and Tumbleroot (beer & spirits).

ACT Shuttle will provide free transportation, every 30 minutes 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from Los Alamos High School to the ski area.

Pajarito’s mountain crew has been busy over the summer, preparing for the coming ski season, which kicks off Dec. 21. For more events and details, log on to the event calendar on the website,

For more information, call 505.662.5725 or visit

About Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and 30 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area offers 41 trails, 6 lifts and two terrain parks, all located on 751 acres on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Known for its spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the ski area was founded and developed in the late 1950s by the Los Alamos Ski Club. The fall line and bump runs are heralded as some of the best in the state, and the mountain offers a ski school, restaurant, and ski rental facility. During the summer season, Pajarito Mountain is home to an extensive mountain biking trail system with lift served access and hosts several New Mexico Brewers Festivals throughout the summer. Pajarito is the closest resort to the Albuquerque metro area. For more information, visit

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