Early Pajarito Mountain Slope Cutting Crew Volunteers Applauded At JROMC Lecture By Fellow Pioneer George Lawrence

It took a tremendous amount of volunteer labor over the years to turn Pajarito Mountain into the ski area it is today. During the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee sponsored lecture Monday evening by George Lawrence, four pioneers of the volunteer slope cutting crew, from left, Margaret and Harry Flaugh, and Myrna and Ron Strong were applauded for their work. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

George Lawrence tells the history of skiing in Los Alamos at the JROMC event Monday evening at SALA. Lawrence took the audience from the Ranch School ski programs through the development of Sawyer’s Hill during the 1940s and 1950s, and then through the five decades of dedicated volunteer effort by himself and many others that created Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. If you missed the lecture, a video will be posted on at jromc.org. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com