Pajarito Ski Area's 50th Birthday

Ski Pajarito

A little bird told me that one of New Mexico's favorite ski areas is having a birthday. Yes, Pajarito Mountain ('little bird' in Spanish), just outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico is celebrating its 50th anniversary. If you haven't skied at Pajarito Mountain you may not know what you're missing. The ski area, which is definitely NOT a resort, isn't big, stylish or chic. But, Pajarito has great bump skiing, tight trees and a relaxed, family atmosphere that you won't find at any corporate-owned destination resort. If I tell you any more I suspect that I'll get a visit from Lab security!

For those of you who already have a SKI-level clearance to Pajarito, here are the details:


Friday, September 28 - Hike the Slopes and Enjoy the Pit Barbeque

  • 12:00pm
  • - Aspen Chair will operate for Bikers & Hikers
    - Pajarito Cafe Open for Lunch, Refreshments all afternoon
    - Self Guided Tours of the Mountain
    - Shuttle Service to the top and back
    - Presentation by Tom Long, General Manager, The Future of Pajarito

  • 4:30pm
  • - Social Hour with beer from Local Breweries

  • 5:00pm
  • - Complimentary Pit Barbeque

    Saturday, September 29 - Hear the History and Enjoy the Mountain

  • 10:00am
  • - Aspen Chair will operate for Bikers & Hikers
    - Pajarito Cafe Open for Lunch, Beer & Wine Service available
    - Self Guided Tours of the Mountain
    - Frisbee Golf Tournament, Kids Events and Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

  • 11:00am
  • - Live Music by The Nomads

  • 3:00pm
  • - Live Music by The Motor Kings

  • All Day
  • - Presentations, Videos and Slide Shows of Ski Patrol and Ski School History, The Early Days of Pajarito, the Cerro Grande Fire and more.
    - Photos of Key Groups, Honors & Awards

  • Evening
  • - Catered Banquet in the evening, RSVP to 505-662-5725, Nominal Fee, Limit 250

    Come by if you can and help the Los Alamos Ski Club celebrate 50 years of great skiing and boarding in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.

    More Reading:

    Pajarito Mountain and Los Alamos Ski Club History