Pajarito Mountain kicks off ski season Saturday! Courtesy photo
Get those skis and snowboards ready because Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is kicking off ski season Saturday!
Pajarito’s new Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift will open at 9 a.m. with access to beginner terrain, including the trails Mushroom, Run Out to Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area.
“Even though we had to delay our opening due to unseasonably warm and dry weather, our mountain crews were able to take advantage of colder temperatures and make sufficient snow for our opening day.” said Tom Long, general manager of Pajarito Mountain. “With snow in the forecast this week, everyone at Pajarito is excited to get ski season started on Saturday!”
Discounted lift tickets are available at the Ticket Office. Lift tickets are $24 for all skiers and snowboarders. Pajarito will be open daily through Sunday, Jan. 7, during the holiday season. For updates on operating dates beyond Jan. 7, visit Pajarito’s website.
When the lifts are turning, the Café will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and snacks, the rental shop is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Ski and Ride School is available for lessons.
New this season! Pajarito replaced the old Mitey Mite with a new Magic Carpet, which provides beginners an easier way to learn the sport and doubled the teaching area for beginners. Pajarito is launching a new website which will be live Thursday. The new site provides easier navigation, a better online buying experience, enhanced imagery and snow report, and additional information about the mountain.
Pajarito is hosting several exciting events this winter. Usher in the new year at Pajarito with the Torchlight Parade Dec. 31. Pajarito’s annual K2 Women’s Weekend, Feb. 10-11, helps raise money for the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, which supports New Mexico men and women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. The Telebration Festival is Feb. 25-26, with Telemark clinics, gear demos and some of the best Telemark instructors in the region.
Mark your calendar for the 75th annual Skiesta, March 17. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos and skiing and snowboarding.
For more details on mountain operations, conditions and events, visit Pajarito’s website.