Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Summer Operations Canceled

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area remains closed due to ongoing COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Courtesy/PMSA


Pajarito will not be conducting operations this summer due to ongoing COVID-19 capacity restrictions and concerns about being able to cover costs due to these restrictions.

This includes the resorts’ chairlift operations for hiking and downhill mountain biking, as well as the Pajarito Mountain Cafe and retail store. 

“We are disappointed to not be able to offer mountain biking and our usual activities,” Pajarito General Manager Tom Long said. “However, even while our facilities are closed, we welcome the community to enjoy hiking, biking, running and sightseeing on the mountain.” 

The resort plans to open for winter activities Friday, Nov. 27.

“We are actively planning for ski season, while making contingency adjustments in our operations for COVID-19,” Long said. “We are working through the customer and employee experience from the ticket office to the lift to evaluate touch points and adjust accordingly.”

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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