Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Los Alamos

4.6
#6 of 8 in Winter Sports in New Mexico
Pajarito Mountain is where performance skiers and snowboarders come for breathtaking views, great skiing, miles of runs and a laid back atmosphere.

Located at the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico, 5 miles west of Los Alamos and just 90 minutes from Albuquerque and 45 minutes from Santa Fe. Pajarito hosts spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Privately owned by the Los Alamos Ski Club and developed in the late 1950s, Pajarito now enjoys 40 named trails and has some of the best bump skiing in the state.



Pajarito hosts a ski school, café, and rental facility and a large volunteer ski patrol. Pajarito Mountain is home to an extensive mountain biking trail system, including our renowned corkscrew run tucked away in the trees all served by lift during the summer and early fall. We also consistently host New Mexico Brew Fests with live music throughout the summer.

Last winter, National Geographic named Pajarito one of their "Best Secret Ski Towns". For years, Los Alamos was shrouded in secrecy during the Manhattan Project, and the town's ski area was also considered somewhat hush-hush. We're looking forward to making this unique ski area more well known while also preserving and celebrating the rich history behind it.
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  • Pajarito is a good ski area where you will have a great time if you are not concerned by well-worn facilities and equipment. Since that doesn't particularly bother me, I had a great time. If you're mo...  more »
  • There are two loop trails adjacent to the ski basin [Aspeñola and Cañada Bonita], Both are about 3 miles in length. The Cañada Bonita trail is longer, but you can stop at the first huge meadow. The As...  more »
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  • This is a great small ski facility. The instructor was very patient and encouraging. Rental equipment isn't brand new, but it got the job done for a good price.
  • I absolutely love this place very chill great music and people take a full battery you be taking lots of pics and video its got so much to enjoy and see. Cant wait to go back!! Pack out what you pack in please keep this treasure beautiful.

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