Red River Resort is one of the closest winter sports towns to Texas and Oklahoma. Each season, thousands make the drive across the Plains and into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to hit the slopes at Red River.

Coming from the “flat lands” to 8,750 feet in elevation takes some getting used to for the first couple of days, so the northern New Mexico resort has devised a flexible lift ticket program for its visitors.

In addition to single day tickets, skiers and riders can purchase multi-day passes that offer any day off during their term. The packages come in 2-of-3, 3-of-4 and 5-of-7 day offerings for adults, juniors (ages 4 to 12), teens and seniors (65-60). The days off may be filled with shopping along Red River’s mountain-town main street, hanging out in the condo or eating a leisurely lunch at one of the town's restaurants.

Lift tickets can be purchased online at here. Allow three days for processing.

The early season pass sale runs until Nov. 1, with $100 off on all passes. After Nov. 1, an unlimited adult pass costs $550, a teen pass is $500 and kids and senior passes are $450. Winter passes cost a bit less but are blacked out during the Christmas and Spring Break holidays. All season passes at Red River include three days of free skiing at Pajarito Mountain, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Monarch Mountain and Ski Cooper.

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