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Pajarito announces Winter opening day

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By Jose Corral

Resort officials announced that Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will kick off its winter ski season on “White Friday,” Nov. 25, for the second consecutive year. Crews are already prepping the mountain for opening day.
 Pajarito’s mountain team continues to improve the ski area’s snowmaking system to support opening day and provide a great skier experience throughout the season.  Pajarito is automating the pump house, which will allow the resort to make more snow, and improve the efficiency, while providing more consistent snowmaking efforts.  Pajarito expanded its weir system to collect additional water for snowmaking efforts. These improvements will provide guests with enhanced snow quality and an overall better skiing experience all season. Snowmaking at Pajarito typically begins in early November.
 “We’re looking forward to another fantastic snowmaking season and building upon what we accomplished last year,” stated Tom Long, general manager for Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. “The improved snowmaking system will assist us with making snow on a more consistent basis, and allow us to open the day after Thanksgiving for the second consecutive year.”
 Pajarito Mountain Ski Area opened last year on Nov. 27, one of the earliest starts in recent history.  The ski area operated a total of 87 days, also a first for the resort in recent years. Pajarito offered skiers and snowboarders a consistent operating schedule of Wednesdays through Sundays, a schedule that will be continued this coming winter.