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My mother-in-law had a cabin here for years. We did more cross-country skiing, but did do some downhill. The mountain would be a good one to learn on, but a more experienced skier will soon be bored. Unfortunately spring skiing is hit-or-miss because of the lower elevation. The town itself is really boring, just a few restaurants, none of which are very good, and no apres ski scene to speak of. Taos Ski Valley is better in every way.... Full Review
Love this mountain as it’s great for any skier. ... Full Review
Take my grand kids there. They love it. Fifty year skier, passing it on to my twenty three grand kids. Our second home. dale hall... Full Review
This is a great little ski resort, and the town has everything you want. You have to understand this is not a large resort like Winter Park. It is much smaller. But the trade off is a lot less people. While the town is full and vibrant during the peak season, there are never long lift lines. But the town has great shops, friendly people, and a great selection of restaurants. The mountain does not have a lot of exceptional terrain, but it has a variety of blue and green runs for all levels of skiers to enjoy. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed. By the way, I recommend going to Colorado for spring break skiing. It is usually pretty warm in New Mexico at that time and the snow can be sparse and/or slushy at that time.... Full Review
We've been skiing Taos, Purgatory, Angel Fire and Ski Apache for the last ten+ years. Mostly at Taos and Purgatory, only trying the others once. Red River is a nice mountain when they have snow. Not much snow at Spring Break this year. I don't know about other years. Spring Break can be funny, weather wise. We've been in blizzards and deserts, this year at Red River a desert. We skied three days. It got pretty slushy early. Some runs should have been closed but were not. Lots of exposed grass, stumps and...well, no snow. They do a pretty good job of bringing the mountain back up to speed by morning, but this spring break just didn't have enough snow for me. Coming down the top lift by 11:00 had big mixture of slush. I'm sure it's great when there is snow, I did see lots of people enjoying themselves. We left early our last day. ... Full Review
This is a great little ski mountain when they have snow (middle of winter, early spring) I have only been here once, mainly since I am an expert skier and usually end up at nearby Taos, the mecca of steep. But, I was glad I came because Red River has some great medium-steep runs too. I consider it best for beginner and advanced skiers. The beginner area at the base is fairly large, and there is another whole beginner area up at the top of the mountain! It is a little unusual the way they have it split up into little areas each served by its own short lift, but that makes it great for families with children. Your children would have to try really hard to get lost on this mountain! This is one of the few ski areas in NM with a town right at the base, ski-in, ski-out.... Full Review
We brought our family of 7 up and taught our triplets age 9 to ski here. The ski school was great and super easy to get them signed in and off and learning while we took the two older kids clear up the mountain for more information challenging runs. We finished the first day off by getting the kids from ski school and taking them up their first chairlift rides for several trips down the perfect little beginner green run. I would highly recommend this great little town and ski resort and I have skied all over the Colorado resorts. We are def glad we chose to visit red river to teach our youngest kids to ski and will probably just start coming here instead of double the price lift tickets in Colorado for basically the same blue and green family runs. If you want to ride a cat and hike across a ridge to ski expert terrain(done it) then this isn't the spot for you but for the other 98 percent of the skier world this place rocks!!! Lol... Full Review
Red River is a great place to go for a low price and family gatherings. Snow conditions are a challenge early and late but mid season is always nice. Don't visit if your expecting Colorado big mountain vertical and runs. This place is simply a nice small town ski area that is free of big mountain pricing and crowds.... Full Review
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