Summer Begins At Pajarito Mountain May 18

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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 18 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
The mountain will feature exciting new events and fun activities all summer.
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos and features dirt and North Shore-style trails ranging from beginner to expert. 
Lift-served biking and hiking is available during the summer Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, plus special hours May 28, June 21 and Sept. 3. Lift-served mountain biking is $29 per day. The hiking uplift is $10 per day. Rental bikes from Rocky Mountain include helmets and armor for only $99 per day.
The new Mountain Bike Power Pass comes with unlimited uplift access at Pajarito Bike Park and Purgatory Bike Park, plus you’ll enjoy three FREE days at partner bike parks including Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte, Powderhorn Mountain, Bogus Basin Mountain Bike Park, and Grand Targhee Bike Park. For more information on the bike and hike uplift schedule, visit Pajarito’s website.
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
May 18-20 Rocky Mountain Race Series
Rocky Mountain Race Series, May 18-20, is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer. The Rocky Mountain Race Series at Pajarito offers Mountain Bike Cross-Country, and Slalom on Saturday and Short Track and Downhill on Sunday. There is something for all types of off road racers.
June 9 Summerfest
Summerfest is one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year. The festival includes the New Mexico Craft Brewfest, live bands, lift-served hiking and biking, a disc golf tournament and more.  Summerfest begins at 9 a.m. on June 9 with the lift-served hiking and biking. The New Mexico Craft Brewfest features more than a dozen local brewers including Bathtub Row, Santa Fe, Taos Mesa, La Cumbre and more. The ACT Shuttle will provide free transportation from Los Alamos High School to the ski area every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 21 Summer Solstice Festival
Back by popular demand, Pajarito is hosting the Summer Solstice Festival on Thursday, June 21 as a part of the Los Alamos County’s 100 Days of Summer promotion. Pajarito will offer lift-served biking and hiking 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. June 21. For more details, visit the website.
June 24 Pajarito Punishment
The Pajarito Punishment is a cross-country mountain bike race and will serve as the final race in the Spring Series of the New Mexico Offroad Series June 24. This race is named the Pajarito Punishment for a reason, this challenging course has around 1,200 feet of vertical per lap. Early registration is open now and prices increase June 3. Learn more and register here.  
Sept. 29 Ullr Fest
The fall-favorite, Ullr Fest, is scheduled for Sept. 29 and celebrates the upcoming winter season and features a New Mexico Brewfest, live music, and more activities.
For more details about all the events at Pajarito, visit the events calendar on the website.
Pajarito Mountain Cafe
The Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays this summer. Known for its spectacular mountain views, the lodge restaurant offers American and New Mexican cuisine plus daily specials. For the latest operating hours, visit
For more information, call 505.662.5725 or visit
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