Pajarito to Open Dec.3

November 30, 2016 | By: Monica Christofferson

Ski Season Opens Saturday, Dec. 3 for Pajarito Mountain!

Fresh Snow and Cold Temps Give Skiers Great Early Season Conditions!

For Immediate Release: Los Alamos, N.M.

Pajarito Mountain kicks off ski season this Saturday, Dec. 3 with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on the Aspen Lift with access to Bruce’s Boulevard, and Lone Spruce.  Additional terrain may be available as conditions permit, including beginner terrain.

“Pajarito picked up eight inches of fresh snow with this latest storm and our snowmaking team has been very productive with our snowmaking efforts recently so we’ll open with top-to-bottom skiing,” stated Tom Long, general manager of Pajarito Mountain.  “Everyone will be ready to kick off Pajarito’s ski season on Saturday!”

Pajarito Mountain’s Aspen Lift will be open 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4.  Discounted lift tickets are available at the Ticket Office, lift tickets are $29 for all skiers and snowboarders.  Pajarito will temporarily close on Dec. 5 to allow its crews to continue making snow with the goal of opening additional terrain.  Pajarito will resume mountain operations with lifts turning Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11.  Pajarito will then be open daily Fri., Dec. 16 through Sun., Jan. 1 during the holiday season.  For additional operating dates beyond Jan. 1, please visit the website.

This season, Pajarito is able to run the snowmaking system at its designed capacity, much more efficiently due to upgrades to the infrastructure over the summer.

“With our newly automated pump house, our snow guns have been able to operate at full capacity, helping us make the best snow possible,” Pajarito’s snowmaking manager, Tommy Long added, “Thanks to the additional investments we made to our snowmaking infrastructure, we’re now able to better utilize our dynamic system to make snow more efficiently and open the resort with great early season conditions!”

During operating dates, the Café is open 8am to 4pm for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, the rental shop is open 8am to 4:30pm, and Ski and Ride School is available for lessons.

New for this season!  Pajarito’s mountain team made enhancements to the ski area’s snowmaking system to support opening day and provide a great skier experience throughout the season.  Pajarito has automated the pump house, which allows the resort to make more snow and improve its efficiency, while providing more consistent snowmaking efforts.  Pajarito’s snow guns automatically adjust the ratio of water to air in relation to atmospheric conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed.  These improvements will provide guests with enhanced snow quality and an overall better skiing experience all season.

For mountain updates and more details, visit Pajarito’s website.

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