Hola, and welcome to the one-stop-shop for finding work party info for the Pajarito Mountain summer season. We always have plenty of chainsaw work, painting, etc every season, but remnants of the Las Conchas fire still remain and challenge our regular work crews. We’d love your help getting the far West & East sides in shape, and getting the Spruce and Townsite lifts up to snuff. So please bookmark this site and come back often. The main blog page will show the week’s planned work party details, and the other pages will layout future work plans and the respective contact names.
After the 2011 fire, the trail crews managed the impossible and had ski area core ready for riding and skiing by the end of the Summer. Most of last year’s work focused on cleaning the spared areas of the mountain and rehabilitating key burned areas which are needed for basic mountain operations. This year’s activities will build on last year’s work, with more of an eye on the burned areas of the West and East side. Expect plenty of chainsaw work and bike trail clean-up out there.
As you probably know, we rebuilt the two chair lifts which were damaged during the fire. This summer will focus on improving glade skiing on the mountain, maintaining bike trails, and maybe building a new “flow” bike trail. We also will continue to keep the brush cut, and take care of trees that get blown down by winds.
Finally, Pajarito Mountain is pleased to announce that we participated in the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s World Congress, which is happened in Santa Fe in October 2012. Pajarito, along with Los Alamos County, hosted a pre-Congress riding event. Bikers from all around the world, along with representatives from the mountain biking industry, spent the day riding our mountain and a host of other Los Alamos area trails. It was a great opportunity to show off all of the outdoor options available around town. Plus, Pajarito Mountain’s mountain bike patrol provided first aid support for various other rides throughout the events in Santa Fe.
As always, we have a ton of work to be done this summer. Luckily, we’ve moved past the basic fire recovery work and are now focused on making the mountain near or better than it was before the fire. With your help, we’ll get there.
Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you up on the mountain!
Pajarito Mountain Board