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Pajarito Mountain

Pajarito Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

155

Rank in
Region

69

Rank in
State

6

Best time for snow at
Pajarito Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Pajarito Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 160" per year
Snow Quality Rank

110

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

190

Pajarito Mountain is ranked No. 190 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

5.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

50.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

190

Pajarito Mountain is ranked No. 190 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

110

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Pajarito Mountain

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
110
score
52.7
Travel Ease
rank
115
score
43.1
Expert
rank
138
score
30.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1440 ft

10440 ft
Base Elevation: 9000 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Pajarito Mountain, then you might have a long wait. Only 5.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Pajarito Mountain to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Pajarito Mountain is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Pajarito Mountain getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Pajarito Mountain, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 50.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Pajarito Mountain, if you're flying in

Driving from the Albequerque airport can cost a traveler more two hours when driving conditions aren't ideal, so its definitely time that you have to budget into your trip, as the 109-minute drive is often enough to keep skiers from getting snow time on their last day in town.