New Mexico

Red River Ski Resort

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Overview

Red River Ski Area bills itself as "Ski Town of the Southwest." The whole town looks like a stage set from a favorite Western movie and - no surprise - is popular with vacationers from Texas and Oklahoma. The area has exceptionally easy access from town, with one chair rising a block off Main Street. Its terrain is mostly beginner and intermediate, but some people here avoid powder like the plague, so it can have some surprisingly good days for advanced skiers or boarders. Lots of excellent ski-stay deals for families. The toughest run is Catskinner.

Where Is Red River Ski Area Located?

The nearest major airport is Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is 171 miles from the resort, and the Santa Fe Municipal Airport is 116 miles away. The closet city is Taos, which is 37 miles from the resort. The Albuquerque International Sunport Airport is serviced by most major airlines.

Some 90 percent of lodging is located within walking distance of the slopes, and consists mostly of modest motel and hotel rooms, and a decent range of condos.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • T’Bucks is a family-owned restaurant known for its comfort food and donuts. It’s open for breakfast and lunch. 601 W Main Street, Red River, NM 87558

Lunch

  • Anchovies Pizzeria specializes in gourmet pizzas, fresh salads and cannoli. 100 W High Street, Red River, NM 87558

Dinner

  • The Bull O’ The Woods Saloon is a local tradition, having been serving guests since 1939. From a full kitchen to a large selection of beers and spirits to pool and shuffleboard, it’s the perfect spot to grab dinner and then enjoy some drinks with old and new friends. 401 E Main Street, Red River, NM 87558

Après/Nightlife

  • The Motherlode Saloon is the best place to go dancing and listen to live music in town. 406 Main Street, Red River, NM 87558

Terrain

Terrain

Red River Ski Are features 63 trails serviced by 7 lifts on 209 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 1,600 feet. The base elevation is 8,750 feet, and the top elevation is 10,350 feet. The area receives 214 inches of annual snowfall. Snowmaking is available on 85% of the resort. You’re bound to enjoy some bluebird days with the areas 300-plus days of sunshine.

The terrain is 32% beginner, 38% intermediate and 30% advanced. There are three terrain parks at The Parks at Red River. The largest jumps, hits and jibs are at Hollywood. Cross-country skiing is available at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, which has over 30 kilometers of ski trails and 18 kilometers of snowshoe trails, and the park is 1,400 acres.

Inside Scoop

Tubing and snowshoeing are available on the mountain as well as snowmobiling and OHV tours. If you have time, grab a spot on the Snow Coach Dinner Tours, where you’ll get dinner while learning the history of the mountain as well as scenic views. Summer activities include hiking, fishing, rafting, camping, biking, horse rides, hunting and OHV and Jeep tours. There is a ski and snowboard school, and you can rent or buy equipment on the mountain.

Plan Your Trip

Red River Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

39"
25"
17"
8"
0"
7"
Nov
26"
Dec
26"
Jan
33"
Feb
18"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

31%
Beginners Runs
31%
Intermediate Runs
38%
Advanced Runs
64
Runs in Total
2.5 mi
Longest Run
209 ac
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 7

1
Quad Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10350'
Summit
1600'
Vertical Drop
8750'
Base

Important Dates

December 10, 20212021/12/10
Projected Opening
March 20, 20222022/03/20
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
110
Days Open Last Year
63
Years Open
214"
Average Snowfall
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