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Pajarito Ski Mountain

397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 888-662-7669
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Greaest most inexpensive place to ski

Been skiing here since 1978. No lines, developed by a non-profit club that accomplished most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Springtime at Pajarito Ski Mountain, Los Alamos NM.

I have a friend in Los Alamos. My friend is a ski-enthusiast who has skied at Pajarito (LITTLE... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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“no lift” (4 reviews)
397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 888-662-7669

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been skiing here since 1978. No lines, developed by a non-profit club that accomplished most of the work. For me less than 15 miles from my home.

Thank wallynm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a friend in Los Alamos. My friend is a ski-enthusiast who has skied at Pajarito (LITTLE BIRD) Ski Mountain for three (3) count-them DECADES. He took me for a drive to one of his most favorite places on earth, Pajarito Ski Mountain. I...More

Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up skiing a Pajarito. It's one of the best hills in NM. Needless to say, Little Bird is not friendly to beginners. The beginner hill is obsurdly steep and the few green trails that the mountian has, would be extremly difficult for someone...More

Thank Footman72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pajarito Ski Mountain is a nice place for local experienced skiers, but if you are a beginner you best look elsewhere. Courses that are classified as Green Beginner would be Blue Intermediate on any other ski hill. As a beginner, steep narrow ski lanes are...More

Thank ABfromLosAlamos
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I took my daughter here to learn to ski for two days this past week, and was really happy with the experience. It was very uncrowded, with no lift lines at all (and this during Texas' spring break). Everyone was really friendly. My daughter's two...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This ski mountain offers excellent value for money and is interesting enough to keep you entertained for several days. The tour lessons were fantastic for my 9 year old who was then able to ski with me for the next days! We will be back

Thank samwSp
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have skied every resort in New Mexico, this is a mini Taos. Skied it this weekend with a 51" base. Lots of straight down bump runs. Greens are more like Blues. If you are a beginner, this mountain may be challenging. Lift tickets were...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 27 January 2017

When people call it the best bump skiing around, they're not pulling your leg. Also, lift lines were so short on a Friday that I feel kind of bad leaving a review. Don't go there, it's terrible!

Thank oldcartrader
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This ski hill is arguably the best attraction in this small town. The skiing is great, the tickets are cheap for such amazing skiing. If you or your family are inexperienced in skiing/snowboarding the lessons are very helpful and enable you to ski the whole...More

Thank Noah L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Here you can hike, ski, and feel the joy of the mountain scape. If your longing for the wilds, it is only 15 minutes from Los Alamos.

Thank filmwritenm
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is pajarito ski mountain good for beginner (including adult and kid) that takes lesson?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Noah L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the instructors there are very helpful and can teach you and your child to ski very well.
Mindy J
where do you stay when you ski at Pajarito? is there tubing here? trying to decide between apache or here for the 21-25 of December 2016. Any one have any suggestions? i am an intermediate skiier but my 3 teens boys have never been and i want them to have fun like i did when i used to go as a kid to Red River. Its just always crowded that time of year.
6 April 2016|
Response from NapoleanBorn2Party | Reviewed this property |
There's a Holiday Inn and comfort Inn as well as many bed and breakfasts in the Los Alamos town. All of them are about equally close to the ski area in terms of driving. Pajarito, except for a couple special days, is... More
Can someone tell me how crowded Pajarito will be Dec 19 to 25? I went to Ski Santa Fe last year after Christmas and the wait line was one hour. I don't want this to happen again. So I wonder if it is significantly less crowded if I go before Christmas, like less than 10 min in the wait line? Thanks a lot!
21 November 2015|
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Response from NapoleanBorn2Party | Reviewed this property |
The lines will be short compared to santa fe or angel fire. The lifts are slower (older) than many at Santa Fe so it does take longer to get to the top.