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Pajarito Ski Area - New Mexico

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Has everyone skiied Pajarito during the President's Day weekend? Any info is appreciated. Thanks
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Yep. What kind of info do you want?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwuIReE9PYw

This is helmet cam footage posted buy a guy on TGR. It gives a good idea about the vertical etc. He is skiing quite fast.
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Thanks for the link. The main thing I was trying to find out is about the lift capacity during that time. I know it is smaller than other locations, but I would imagine that it would also not receive the demand that the larger areas would have too. The bottom line is would it be better for a bunch of blue run guys to go to Pajarito or to one of the larger areas for President Day weekend? We ski 1 maybe 2 times a year. Thanks
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If you are resonably strong skiers who would ski bell to bell each day you would enjoy the mountain and it's lack of crowds very much. On the other hand, if you are a very strong skier looking for serious challenges, or if you need lots of green terrain and want to do things other than ski all day - then there are better choices.
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Has everyone skiied Pajarito during the President's Day weekend? Any info is appreciated. Thanks
We skied there the saturday of President's day weekend 2008. It was not very crowded, and had plenty of terrain for us. Lots of bumps, and some long sustained bumpy double-blacks that will burn your legs up after a while. It really was a great little mountain, although probably repetitive after a while. You could certainly enjoy a day or two there.

The lifts aren't fast, but not a problem. Not much of a park there if you wanted one either. This was our last day of six ski days at five areas in NM, and we loved the vibe at Pajarito. It would probably rank second after Taos. Very much a locals mountain, but not in a bad way. We both thought we would love it to be our home mountain.

I think you can BYOB there, at least we did!
post #7 of 10
Be aware that there have been years when Pajarito never even opened. It is natural snow only and NM has variable snow years. so my advice is to have a back up plan.
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Very much a locals mountain, but not in a bad way. We both thought we would love it to be our home mountain.
Rodger that. A great place to turn the kids loose and not worry about them. Never really get bored there because it's very social.
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Be aware that there have been years when Pajarito never even opened. It is natural snow only and NM has variable snow years. so my advice is to have a back up plan.
That doesn't happen too often, but it does happen from time to time.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the info. I guess we'll make Pajarito our primary destination, but will consider other locations depending upon snowfall.

Gsmithok
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