This is the second year in a row to ski opening week at Red River. The town is great, but the early skiing has much to be desired. Both years they have only had around 10 runs groomed with little terrain for my younger kids. I could not take my entire family to the top because there were no easy ways down for them. They did not even have the terrain park open for my teenage snowboarder. I have been to Red River later in the year and found that while the actual town of Red River is always friendly, i would not recommend spending your vacation money here before mid January especially if you are taking some inexperienced family skiiers.