The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but particularly for those that are into snow sports.
And it’s a critical time of the year for ski areas across northern New Mexico, including Pajarito Mountain.
The holiday break from both schools and Los Alamos National Laboratory can mean big crowds and, more importantly, big bucks for local areas.
Unfortunately for Pajarito patrons, snow has been spotty this fall.
Although there was some early snowfall this season, it wasn’t quite enough to get the mountain up and running and, with higher than average temperatures in the middle of last week, the outlook hasn’t been good.