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  • Red River Ski Area is Open for Daily Operations
    Dec12to Mar22

    Red River Ski Area is Open for Daily Operations

    Red River Ski Area is open for daily operations beginning December 12, 2014 through March 22, 2015

     

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  • Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Red River Ski Area with Torchligh Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam.
    Dec24

    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Red River Ski Area with Torchligh Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam.

    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Red River Ski Area!  Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam, 7 PM.  Best view of Torchlight, Rail Jam & the Fireworks is on the snow at the base area below the Face and behind the Lift House.

     

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  • Luminaria Tour at the Enchanted Forest XC Ski Area
    Dec25

    Luminaria Tour at the Enchanted Forest XC Ski Area

    December 25th, 6:30pm

    Ski Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area this Christmas under the the warm glow of candlelight. It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. Quite possible the most beautiful cross country ski experience in North

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area
    Dec27

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area

    Every Saturday Night & On Special Holidays the Red River Ski Area proudly offers Torch Light Parade and Fireworks! There is no charge for this event and always happens at dark. The best view of this activity is at the newly remodeled Lift House, which is located at the base of the Platinum Chair Lift!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ovfotiezWk

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  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area
    Dec31

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area

    Every Saturday Night & On Special Holidays the Red River Ski Area proudly offers Torch Light Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam! There is no charge for this event and always happens at dark. The best view of this activity is at the newly remodeled Lift House, which is located at the base of the Platinum Chair Lift!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ov

  • Special Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam for NYE at Red River Ski Area
    Dec31

    Special Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam for NYE at Red River Ski Area

    Join all of your friends and family at the Red River Ski Area’s New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade. There is never a charge for viewing the Torchlight Parade which happens every Saturday in the Winter along with select Holidays.

  • USASA Gold Rush Rail Jam - January 3, 2015
    Jan3

    USASA Gold Rush Rail Jam - January 3, 2015

    Description:

    Join us for the USASA Gold Rush Rail Jam on Gold Rush Hill at the Red River Ski & Summer Area.

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam at The Red River Ski Area
    Jan3

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam at The Red River Ski Area

    Every Saturday Night & On Special Holidays the Red River Ski Area proudly offers Torch Light Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam! There is no charge for this event and always happens at dark. The best view of this activity is at the bottom of The Face!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ovfotiezWk

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  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area
    Jan10

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski Area

    Every Saturday from Thanksgiving weekend through March 21, 2015 Red River Ski Area hosts Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and a Rail Jam. The best viewing location is at the base of The Face at approximately 7 pm with fireworks to follow!
  • USASA Snowboard Slalom 2015
    Jan24to Jan25

    USASA Snowboard Slalom 2015

    Description:

    1/24 – Slalom 1 and GS 1 Snowboard race events

    1/25 – Slalom 2 and GS 2 Snowboard race events

    For more information please visit the USASA website.

  • UNM Invitational Home Meet & Collegiate Races2015
    Jan30to Jan31

    UNM Invitational Home Meet & Collegiate Races2015

    UNM Invitational Home Meet & Collegiate Races
    Location: RRSA and EFXC

    The UNM Lobos host their home meet in Red River again with this invitational race. Students representing universities from all over the country will be competing in both Alpine and Nordic races at the Red River Ski Area and Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Spectato

  • Mardi Gras In the Mountains 2015
    Feb12to Feb17

    Mardi Gras In the Mountains 2015

    The week is filled with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, Cajun and Creole gourmet delights, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, burning of the wild Tchoupitoulas, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more!
    For more information, please contact the Red River Chamber of Commerce (575) 754-2366

  • USASA Red River Rampage Slopestyle 2015
    Feb28

    USASA Red River Rampage Slopestyle 2015

    USASA Red River Rampage Slopestyle

    Location: Red River Ski Area

    Our goal for this event is to give the Southwest competitors another opportunity to gain points to qualify on the National level. This is going to be our first year to host an event, with more to follow. The Slopestyle course is going to be in our Hollywood Terrain Park located nea

  • Red River Beach Weeks 2015
    Mar8to Mar21

    Red River Beach Weeks 2015

    Beach Weeks

    MARCH 8-21, 2015 – Red River Ski & Summer Area turns up the heat with its annual Beach Weeks. Tank tops and hula skirts are spotted frequently zipping down the slopes during this annual event.

    Look for fun events in March through the end of the season that include torchlight parades and fireworks, live music, winter tubing, ap

  • 3rd Annual We Be Jammin
    Mar14

    3rd Annual We Be Jammin' Rail Jam

    Join us for our 3rd Annual ‘We Be Jammin’ Sundown Rail Jam!

    Registration is at the Lift House @5:00pm

    Rail Jam starts at 6:00pm and takes place at the base of ‘The Face’ behind the Lift House.

    $10 Registration Fee

    Prizes Prizes Prizes!

  • Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides Open For Memorial Weekend 2015
    May23to May24

    Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides Open For Memorial Weekend 2015

    Enjoy breathtaking views while cruising approximately 1600 vertical feet to the top of the Red River Ski Area Tip Restaurant & Deck.  Memorial weekend is the first weekend our Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides re-open!  Chairlift rides will be available every Saturday and Sunday until we open for daily Summer Fun operation starting June 13th!

  • River and Brews Blues Festival 2015
    Jun12to Jun13

    River and Brews Blues Festival 2015

    RIVER AND BREWS” BLUES FEST
      June 12-13, 2015
    RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO

    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of northern New Mexico, Red River is the perfect mountain setting for a blues music festival.

    “River & Brews Blues Fest,” now in it’s sixth year, blends great music, delicious food, and micro-brewe

  • Red River Ski & Summer Area Summer Fun Open Daily!
    Jun20to Aug15

    Red River Ski & Summer Area Summer Fun Open Daily!

    Join us for some Summer Fun at the Red River Ski & Summer Area!

    New this year . . . Pioneer Flyer Seated Zip Line!  Open weekends starting Memorial Day 2015 until daily operations begin June 20, 2015.

    Our 18 hole Mountain Top Disc Golf Course will be open in conjunction with our Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides, now until August 31st 2015!

    Summer

  • Red River Ski Area
    Jun20to Aug8

    Red River Ski Area 'Music On Top' Summer Series 2015

    Enjoy live music from the deck of our Tip Restaurant located at the top of the Red River Ski Area!  This summer series kicks off on Saturday June 20th 2015 and will take place every Saturday from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm through August 8, 2015.

Red River Ski Area

HoursOPEN FOR DAILY OPERATIONS UNTIL MARCH 22, 2014 9 am to 4 pm
WINTER SNOW TUBING Starting at 4:15 pmWINTER SNOW TUBING Second session 5:15 pmSNOW COACH DINNER TOURS - A COZY MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE (reservations required) 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm
Phone575-754-2223
Address400 Pioneer Road
Red River, NM 87558
Emailskiersservices@redriverskiarea.com
Reservationsskiersservices@redriverskiarea.com
575-754-2223
Websitewww.redriverskiarea.com
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From Albuquerque to Red River Ski Area

  • Take I-25 N -54.3 mi
  • Take exit 282A-282B for US-84 N/St Francis Dr toward US-285 N/Santa Fe Plaza – 0.9 mi
  • Merge onto US-285 N/US-84 W/S St Francis Dr
  • Continue to follow US-285 N/US-84 W – 27.5 mi
  • Continue onto NM-68 N/S Riverside Dr and  follow NM-68 N -45.3 mi
  • Continue onto US-64 W/Paseo Del Pueblo Norte – 4.1 mi
  • Continue onto NM-522 N – 20.1 mi
  • Turn right onto NM-38 E – 12.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Pioneer Rd

From Amarillo to Red River Ski Area

  • Take the 1st left onto E Amarillo Blvd  and turn right onto Farm to Market Rd 1061 N – 0.8 mi
  • Continue onto Farm to Market 1061/Ranch Rd 1061/Tascosa Rd
  • Turn right onto US-385 N – 28.6 mi
  • Take the ramp onto US-87 N/4th St and continue to follow US-87 N
  • Entering New Mexico – 60.8 mi
  •  Turn left onto Main St – 361 ft
  • Continue onto US-412 W/US-56 W/Monroe St
  • Continue to follow US-412 W/US-56 W – 82.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Maxwell Ave – 0.9 mi
  • Take the ramp onto I-25 N -6.6 mi
  • Take exit 419 for NM-58 W toward Cimarron – 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto NM-58 W – 18.9 mi
  • Turn left onto Hwy 64 W/US-64 W/10th St and continue to follow Hwy 64 W/US-64 W – 24.3 mi
  • Turn right onto NM-38 W – 12.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Pioneer Rd

Mountain Stats

Season November 26, 2014 - March 22, 2015
Lift Hours9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Base Elevation8,750 Feet
Vertical Drop1,600 Feet
Average Annual Snowfall214 Inches
Number of Trails57
Ability Level Percentages32% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 30% Expert
Number of Lifts and Type7 Lifts / 3 Triple, 2 Double, 2 Surface
Additional Ski Terrain1 glade
Snow-making Capabilities85% of Trails

Amenities

Fanny Pack Retail Store
Buckaroo Daycare
Winter Tubing Hill
Snow Coach Dinner Tours
Youth Ski Center
Adult Ski School
Snowboard Instruction
Main Chalet Food Court
Ski Tip Restaurant

Lift Ticket Prices

Full Day½ Day2+ DaySeason
Adult ( 20-64)$67$52$134$575
Teen ( 13-19)$61$47$122$525
Child ( 4-12)$51$38$102$475
Senior ( 65-69)$51$38$102$475
"Young at Heart" (over 70)$0$0$0$

Please visit our website for 3+ Day lift ticket prices, which are discounted.
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Ski & Snowboard School

Red River Ski & Summer Area is OPEN for daily operations.
The Day Lodge or Main Chalet is open 7:30am to 5:00pm seven days a week through March 22, 2015.

SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL
Red River Ski Area's Ski School offers a wide range of lessons and packages. Whether you are looking for one on one instruction from one of our professional coaches or prefer a group setting, we have you covered! Youth, Group and Private lessons are offered daily.

The Day Lodge or Main Chalet is open 7:30am to 4:00pm seven days a week from now through March 22, 2015.

Private Lessons

Create your own learning experience by booking a private coach. Private Lessons are available for all abilities and ages, if you are a new to skiing or riding or a long time snow sports enthusiast looking to fine tune your skills, we have the perfect coach for you! Your lesson can be one-on-one, or you can bring your friends or the family along. Private Lessons can accommodate multiple guests, but we do recommend that everyone be a similar age and ability level. Private lessons only for those 3 year olds yearning to slide. Lift ticket, rental or demo equipment is not included in lesson cost.

Adult Private Lessons (age 13+) are offered daily at 8:30, 9:45, 11:00, 12:15, 1:30, and 2:45 (one hour time slots) and are subject to coach availability.
Youth Private Lessons (12 and under) are offered daily at 8:15, 11:45, and 3:00 (one hour time slots) and are subject to coach availabily.

Reservations are strongly recommended.
1 Hour
First Adult (13 and Older) $70**
First Junior (12 and Under) $65**
Add On Student in same lesson $45**
Multiple Hours
Multiple Hours (13 and Older) $65/hr**
Multiple Hours (12 and Under) $60/hr**
Add on Student in same lesson $45/hr**

Class Lessons (Formerly known as "group" lessons)

Class lessons are a fun and economical option for skiers and riders, from people new to the sport or those looking to acquire the refined skills necessary to efficiently conquer difficult terrain.

Our First Step Class Lesson ensures that new skiers and riders encounter an exceptional learning experience, assisted by coaches that guide you through a safe, fun, fear-free environment where you learn the skills needed to begin your new sport. The goal outcome is for each student to develop the skills to stop on command, ride the magic carpet, turn both directions, and link turns on Little Blue.

Our Next Step Class Lessons are for skiers and riders who have learned the basics and are ready for more. For those who want to become more efficient on green or blue terrain, or for those who want to learn to ski bumps or steep black terrain, and for everyone in between! Our professional coaches will assess your current skills and place you with a group of guests with similar skills, experience and desires. Wherever you are in your skiing and riding, we have a Next Step Class waiting for you.

Class lessons are an excellent way to learn new skills, enhance skills, and meet people while you have fun!!!

"FIRST STEP SKI package" includes 2 x 90 minute lessons (One full session in AM or PM), full day lift ticket, and ski rental equipment
Lesson Session One = AM (8:45 - Noon with a 15 minute break). Lesson Session Two = PM (12:30 - 3:45 with a 15 minute break).
Adult (ages 20 - 64) $106
Teen (ages 13 - 19) $102
Senior (ages 65 - 69) $ 95

Lessons ONLY (2 Lessons) $58** Does not include lift ticket or rental equipment

"NEXT STEP SKI package" includes 1 x 2 hour lesson, full day lift ticket, and ski rental equipment
Lesson times (Pick one): 8:45, 11:00, or 1:30
Adult (ages 20 - 64) $99
Teen (ages 13 -19) $95
Senior (ages 65 - 69) $88

Lesson ONLY (1 Lesson) $48** Does not include lift ticket or rental equipment

"FIRST STEP SNOWBOARD package" includes 2 x 90 minute lessons (One full session in AM or PM), full day lift ticket, and snowboard rental equipment. Lesson Session One = AM (8:45 - Noon with a 15 minute break). Lesson Session Two = PM (12:30 - 3:45 with a 15 minute break).
Adult (ages 20 - 64) $111
Teen (ages 13 - 19) $106
Senior (ages 65 - 69) $99

Lessons Only (2 Lessons) $58** Does not include lift ticket or rental equipment

"NEXT STEP SNOWBOARD package" includes 1 x 2 hour Lesson, full day lift ticket, and snowboard rental equipment
Lesson times (Pick one): 8:45, 11:00, or 1:30
Adult (ages 20 - 64) $104
Teen (ages 13 - 19) $99
Senior (ages 65 - 69) $92

Lesson Only ( 1 Lesson) $51** Does not include lift ticket or rental equipment

Youth Ski/Ride Center

The Youth Ski & Ride Center offers class packages and private lesson for children ages 4-12. Private lessons only for those 3 year olds yearning to slide. Lesson packages include lesson, lift ticket, and rental equipment for one price with or without lunch. Our Youth Center Coaches are specially trained and love to create a safe, fun learning experience for your children. We have enhanced the offerings in Youth Center this season, please look them over carefully and call or e-mail us so we can guide you in choosing the best options for your family!!!

Youth Ski Club - GROUP SKI LESSONS FOR AGES 4 - 12

Full Day Package $125
(Includes 2 hour AM lesson at 9:30, lunch and supervised play, 2 hour lesson at 1:00, full day lift ticket, rental equipment)
Full Day Package with NO lunch $112
(Includes the same as above, however with this option, you will pick up your students after the morning lesson and bring them back for the afternoon lesson)
AM or PM Package $99
(Includes 2 hour lesson at EITHER 9:30 OR 1:00, half-day lift ticket, rental equipment)
AM or PM Package with Full Lift $110
(Includes 2 hour lesson at EITHER 9:30 OR 1:00, full day lift ticket, rental equipment)
1 Group Lesson Only (ages 4 - 12) $50** (Rental equipment and lift ticket not included, AM or PM class)
2 Group Lessons Only (ages 4 - 12) $66** (Rental equipment and lift ticket not included, AM and PM class)
Add Lunch $13

Youth Snowboard Club - GROUP SNOWBOARD LESSONS FOR AGES 6 - 12

Full Day Package $130
(Includes 2 hour AM lesson at 9:30, lunch and supervised play, 2 hour lesson at 1:00, full day lift ticket, rental equipment)
Full Day Package with NO lunch $117
(Includes the same as above, however with this option, you will pick up your students after the morning lesson and bring them back for the afternoon lesson)
AM or PM Package $104
(Includes 2 hour lesson at EITHER 9:30 OR 1:00, half-day lift ticket, rental equipment)
AM or PM Package with Full Lift $115
(Includes 2 hour lesson at EITHER 9:30 OR 1:00, full day lift ticket, rental equipment)
1 Group Lesson Only (ages 4 - 12) $50** (Rental equipment and lift ticket not included, AM or PM class)
2 Group Lessons Only (ages 4 - 12) $66** (Rental equipment and lift ticket not included, AM and PM class)
Add Lunch $13



NEW!! This season is a special, limited availability, Full Day Ski/Snowboard Camp for 10 – 12 year old all-mountain green level skiers and riders. This camp keeps the group size at approximately 6 and has the same coach all day. The coach eats lunch with the group and keeps the class together. It comes with lunch, starts at 9:30 AM (be ready to go) and finishes at 3:00 PM.
Reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited!
Full Day (ages 10 - 12) with ski equipment & lift ticket $145
Full Day (ages 10 - 12) with snowboard equipment & lift ticket $150
Lesson only (ages 10 -12) with own equipment & own lift ticket $103**
**Lessons Only DO NOT include lift tickets or rental equipment


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At Red River Ski & Summer Area the attitude is laid back, and the people are friendly. RRSA is located at the top of the Enchanted Circle in Northern New Mexico, and is a full service ski & snowboard area with lesson and rental packages. Got snow? We do! Red River Ski Area is proud to offer the most snowmaking anywhere in the region with snowmaking capabilities on 85% of our mountain. In addition to snowmaking we average 214 inches of annual snowfall, a winter wonderland for everyone to enjoy. We offer the best value for family skiing in New Mexico and pride ourselves on having fun.


Evening activities for skiers and non-skiers alike include Saturday Torch Light Parades, Rail Jams with Fireworks. Winter Snow Tubing and Snow Coach Dinner Tours are also available. Experience the mountain after dark from the comfort of our heated snow coach to enjoy a delicious sit down dinner at the tip restaurant. Learning to ski or snowboard at Red River Ski Area is a breeze! Our ski school is founded on fun in a safety conscience way and our trails are accommodating for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Be sure to check out our website for more information on our trademark winter events including frozen turkey races, penguin plunges, and evening rail jams.


Red River Ski & Summer Area offers ease and convenience with two chairlifts starting from the middle of town, bringing you to the top of the mountain. On the backside of our mountain is the Moonstar Mining camp. Nestled amongst the Aspen Groves, Moonstar is a great place for beginners and intermediates to cruise and explore, with breathtaking mountain panoramas.

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