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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-5725
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First time skiers loved it

I have come to Pajarito from Santa Fe after some on-line research with wife and 3yrs old son for a... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Luiz S
Jundiai, Brazil
Fall visit before ski season

Touring Los Alamos and stopped at the ski resort to see the facilities and the fall aspens. Seems... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
via mobile
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With more than 280 acres of ski-able acreage and 37 named trails of varying skill levels, this ski area is ideal whether you're a beginner or expert on the slopes.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lift lines” (5 reviews)
“santa fe” (5 reviews)
397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-5725

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have come to Pajarito from Santa Fe after some on-line research with wife and 3yrs old son for a 1st time Family Ski experience and we all loved it! Over the phone with Marcy all info was provided and she was amazing. Follow-up calls...More

Thank Luiz S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Touring Los Alamos and stopped at the ski resort to see the facilities and the fall aspens. Seems quite nice. Gentlemen in the office was very helpful. Nice stop.

Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 18 May 2017

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

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 4 May 2017 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 May 2017

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 16 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 31 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 28 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
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10 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
7 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
22 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.