Father and son duo Tom and Tommy Long in winter at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
With Father’s Day approaching, we thought it’d be fun to mention a father-son duo who enjoy working together and playing together at Pajarito Mountain — Tom and Tommy Long.
Tom is a 50-year ski industry veteran and has been working at Pajarito for the past 14 years. Tommy began working at Pajarito in 2009.
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 to all the dad’s out there!
Pajarito’s lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking trails are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice Festival Thursday, June 21, as part of the Los Alamos County’s 100 Days of Summer. Enjoy lift-served mountain biking and hiking, 4 – 8.p.m, refreshing craft beers from Bathtub Row Brewing, and live music by Escape on a Horse.
For more information, visit Pajarito.ski.