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Pajarito Mountain


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Albuquerque International Sunport

Airlines operating from Albuquerque include American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, New Mexico Airlines, Southwest, United and US Air.


Santa Fe Airport
Airlines operating from Santa Fe include American Eagle.


From Santa Fe or Espanola

Take NM 502 to the Y split east of town; NM 502 continues through Los Alamos center, while NM 4 heads towards the Truck Route (East Jemez Road), White Rock and Bandelier. Either proceed through the LANL security checkpoint on the south side of Omega Bridge, (open to the public - no ID required), or take West Road at the traffic light just north of Omega Bridge which avoids the checkpoint entirely. 


From the Jemez on State Road 4

Turn left onto NM 501 and then left again onto West Road just before the west checkpoint. 


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Hampton Inn & Suites Los Alamos



This hotel offers deluxe rooms and suites with microwave and refrigerator and complimentary Internet access.   Fitness center and sauna on site. 


Extra person charges may apply

$116 and up 


Best Western Hilltop House Hotel




Recently remodeled.  Each room also features flat screen TV's, microwave, refrigerator, free high-speed Internet access and premium cable television.   Complimentary full breakfast daily and the hotel has an indoor heated pool, sauna and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply 


$116 and up 



Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Los Alamos Entrada Park


Convenient location offering complimentary hot breakast and Internet access.  The hotel has an indoor pool, whirl pool and fitness center. 


Extra person charges may apply

$109 and up


  • Additional lodging options available in Los Alamos, New Mexico.



Chili Works located at 1743 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544


Blue Window 813 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544.


Home Run Pizza located at 1627 Central Ave Ste A, Los Alamos, NM 87544.


  • Additional dining options available in Los Alamos, New Mexico. 




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Pajarito Mountain

Pajarito Mountain is located on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains in north central New Mexico, just west of Los Alamos. It comprises around 850 acres of land, privately owned by Los Alamos Ski Club, that was developed as a ski area in the late 1950's. The mountain has great views to the east over the Rio Grande Valley towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and from the top, to the west over the Valle Grande. Pajarito Mountain currently has about 280 acres of cleared skiable terrain, not counting some excellent tree skiing, and has some of the best bump skiing in the state. It is rarely crowded, and is noted for its lack of lift lines. It is open to the public, selling both day tickets and season passes, and is a not-for-profit organization.

Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts6
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run37 degrees
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation9200'
General-Vertical drop
General-OwnerLos Alamos Ski Club
General-Mountain rangeJemez Mountains
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access450 acres
General-Total area in bounds300 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: no lift lines, big moguls, friendly staff, good mix of runs, great weather

Cons: slow lifts

I reccomend this for anyone who would like to ski here.  It isn't a mountain that you should ski for a few days but, one or two days is perfect.  You can ski more runs thatn ever imagined compared to the bigger mountains.  It's also a simple mountain the chairlift system isn't complicated and it is hard to get seperated from your group.  the snow can be rocky at places on the catwalks but otherwise it is fine.  Be carefull on the runs with large moguls the rocks can sneak up between mogls and surprise you.  Also if you are going to ski in a long stretch without snow be prepared to have your skis a little dinged up.  overall this is my favorite mountain in New Mexico and maybe in all of North America