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  • Red River High Mountain Half Marathon & 5K
    May16

    Red River High Mountain Half Marathon & 5K

    RED RIVER
    HIGH MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON

    Saturday May 16, 2015
    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    ***Proceeds to benefit the Red River Chamber of Commerce***
    This is an out and back course

    The half marathon will begin 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning on Main Street at Brandenburg Park and will ascend the Upper Valley (Hwy 578) to the end of the pavement (9,450 feet). Y

  • Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally
    May21to May26

    Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally

    Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally

    Get ready for the rumble as 20,000+ bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party. Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun. Make sure you ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway while you’re here –
  • Red River Ski & Summer Area Opens for Summer Operations on Memorial Day Weekend 2015
    May23to May24

    Red River Ski & Summer Area Opens for Summer Operations on Memorial Day Weekend 2015

    Looking For A Retreat From The Heat? 

    Pack up your family and loved ones and head towards 8,750 ft where experiences are a little bit simpler. Leave life’s expectations and demands behind as you enter the Carson National Forest and the small town called Red River, New Mexico. This quaint little mountain town offers you the opportunity to pa

  • Scenic Summer Chairlift Rides & The Pioneer Flyer Open Weekends only May 23 - June 12, 2015
    May23to Sep6

    Scenic Summer Chairlift Rides & The Pioneer Flyer Open Weekends only May 23 - June 12, 2015

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the fall foliage while cruising approximately 1600 vertical feet to the top of the Red River Ski Area Tip Restaurant & Deck.  Scenic Summer Chairlift Rides & The Pioneer Flyer, our NEW seated zip line, will be available weekends starting May 23, 2015 weekends only  and begin daily operations June 12, 2015- thr

  • Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open Weekends!
    May29to May31

    Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open Weekends!

    Looking For A Retreat From The Heat? 

    Pack up your family and loved ones and head towards 8,750 ft where experiences are a little bit simpler. Leave life’s expectations and demands behind as you enter the Carson National Forest and the small town called Red River, New Mexico. This quaint little mountain town offers you the opportunity to pa

  • 2015 Red River Fishing Derby
    May30

    2015 Red River Fishing Derby

    2015 Red River Fishing Derby

    Calling all fishing enthusiast! Mark your calendars for Red River, New Mexico’s annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 30. The Town Ponds (located under the new Pioneer Flyer Zip Line) will be stocked with Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Brook Trout. Catch a red tagged fish and win guaranteed cash prizes!

    Enjoy the c

  • Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open Weekends only until June 12th, 2015 when it will open for Daily Operation!
    Jun5to Jun7

    Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open Weekends only until June 12th, 2015 when it will open for Daily Operation!

    Looking For A Retreat From The Heat? 

    Pack up your family and loved ones and head towards 8,750 ft where experiences are a little bit simpler. Leave life’s expectations and demands behind as you enter the Carson National Forest and the small town called Red River, New Mexico. This quaint little mountain town offers you the opportunity to pa

  • Scenic Summer Chair Lift Rides, Summer Mountain Tubing, Mountain Top Disc Golf, and The Pioneer Flyer open for daily operation
    Jun12to Aug15

    Scenic Summer Chair Lift Rides, Summer Mountain Tubing, Mountain Top Disc Golf, and The Pioneer Flyer open for daily operation

    Enjoy breathtaking views while cruising approximately 1600 vertical feet to the top of the Red River Ski Area Tip Restaurant & Deck at the Summit Camp (10,350 ft.).  Play at our 18 hole Mountain Top Disc Golf Course while you are at Summit Camp.  Memorial weekend is the first weekend our Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides and Pioneer Flyer, new se

  • Red River River & Brews Music Festival
    Jun13

    Red River River & Brews Music Festival

    River & Brews Music Festival

    JUNE 13, 2015 - River & Brews Music Festival blends great music, delicious food and micro-brewed beer with a laid-back atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in New Mexico. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy music set at the foot of the mountains.

    Hot off the Red River press: the Red River Chambe

  • Red River Bingo in the Park
    Jun18to Aug14

    Red River Bingo in the Park

    BINGO in the Park

    JUNE THROUGH AUGUST – The Red River Chamber of Commerce sponsors BINGO games with a jackpot of up to $200 Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays at 6:15 pm. Most nights BINGO is located under the pavilion in Brandenburg Park but the alternate location is in the lobby at Lifts West. BINGO is open for all ages and the cost is $15 p

  • Texas Red
    Jun18to Jun20

    Texas Red's Red River Songwriters Camp

    INFO: http://www.redriversongs.com/songwriting.htmlFour years ago a group of like-minded songwriters decided to band together and start a small music festival in Red River, New Mexico. Equal parts scenic and sonic, The Red River Songwriters’ Festival has quickly grown into one of the premier events in the southwest for fans of storytelling tro
  • Red River Art and Wine Festival
    Jun19to Jun21

    Red River Art and Wine Festival

    Red River Art & Wine Festival

    JUNE 19-21, 2015 – The annual Art & Wine Festival is presented by the Red River Chamber of Commerce every Father’s Day weekend in Brandenburg Park. This event features art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, silent auction, and live music.

    Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
    Located in

  • Red River Ski  & Summer Area
    Jun20to Aug8

    Red River Ski & Summer 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.  For mor information call Red River Ski & Summer Area.  Line up below!

     

    June 20, 2015, 11 am

  • Red River Arbor Day Celebration
    Jun25

    Red River Arbor Day Celebration

    Arbor Day Celebration
    6:00 pm
    Location: Red River Community House

    Join in the fun of Red River’s 4th Annual Arbor Day Celebration!

    (575) 754-2349
  • Red River Family Encampment
    Jun27to Jul1

    Red River Family Encampment

    Red River Family Encampment
    Location: Red River Conference Center

    Make your plans June 27-July 1, 2015,  for the 29th annual Red River Family Encampment.
    THEME:  “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH, THE MESSIANIC PROPHET”
    Speakers:
    Chris Swinford, Lubbock, TX
    Jim McGuiggan, Pleasantville, TN
    Ralph Gilmore, Jackson, TN
    Orpheus Heyward, A

  • Red River July 4th Parade & Picnic in the Park
    Jul4

    Red River July 4th Parade & Picnic in the Park

    4th of July Parade & Celebration

    JULY 4 - Red River is the perfect place for families and no time is this more obvious than during the annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration! The day begins at 10 a.m. with the largest parade in northern New Mexico, followed by a full day of family-friendly activities all over town.

    After the parade stroll

  • Red River Community House Dulcimer Festival
    Aug1

    Red River Community House Dulcimer Festival

    Dulcimer Festival
    Location: Red River Community House
    A day filled with workshops, concerts, singing, and jamming! Don’t know what a dulcimer is? Sign up for a workshop and you’ll be playing in no time. Fun for all!
    (575) 754-2349
  • Red River
    Aug6

    Red River's Buckaroo Ball - August 6, 2015

    Buckaroo Ball

    AUGUST 6, 2015 – Pull out your finest Western duds for a night of food, festivities and fundraising!

    The Red River Valley Buckaroo Ball hosts an evening of cocktails, delicious food, live music, dancing and silent and live auctions to benefit the Red River Valley Foundation, a nonprofit created by and for the people of Red Ri

  • Red River Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival
    Aug12to Aug15

    Red River Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival

    Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights

    AUGUST 12-15, 2015 - Red River’s rousing music scene can trace its roots back to Texas, mostly centered around Austin’s “red dirt rock”. This means visitors to this small mountain community can find some of the best music anywhere, anytime! True to this tradition, “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights

  • Red River Bluegrass Festival
    Sep10to Sep12

    Red River Bluegrass Festival

    Red River Bluegrass Festival
    Location: Red River Community House
    Head to the Red River Community House for this exciting event featuring Bluegrass and Americana musicians from all over the region. This is a FREE music festival!

    2015 Featured Performers

    Triple L Band – Portales, NM

    Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Lyons, CO

    Blue Canyon

  • Enchanted Circle Century Tour
    Sep13

    Enchanted Circle Century Tour

    • Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour

      SEPTEMBER 13, 2015- Nearly 600 cyclists take on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway for one of the most challenging tours in the southwest. The tour is a 100-mile ride around the Enchanted Circle that includes a short trip through Angel Fire to Black Lake and back. The tour starts at 8,750 feet, with a low point o

  • Red River Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
    Sep25to Sep27

    Red River Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair

    Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair

    SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2015 - Browse through booths of hand-crafted items, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods while you enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the crisp air and changing colors of fall in Red River.

    This event also commemorates Red River’s 1895 founding in a unique

  • Drew Judycki Memorial Golf Tourament at the Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Sep25to Sep27

    Drew Judycki Memorial Golf Tourament at the Red River Ski & Summer Area

    DREW JUDYCKI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURAMENT – SEPTEMBER 25 – 27, 2015

    Play the 18-hole disc golf course on top of the Red River Ski & Summer Area to win cash and prizes!

    Registration is available only online here (no day of registration). Deadline to register is September 20, 2015.

    Player Divisions & Entry Fees

    $75.00 Open

    $65.00 Open

  • Scenic Fall Chairlift Rides & The Pioneer Flyer Open
    Sep26to Sep27

    Scenic Fall Chairlift Rides & The Pioneer Flyer Open

    Scenic Fall Chairlift Rides and The Pioneer Flyer will be operational during the Drew Judycki Memorial Golf Tournament and Aspencade September 26 & 27, 2015.

  • Red River Oktoberfest
    Oct9to Oct11

    Red River Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest

    OCTOBER 9-11, 2015 - The annual Oktoberfest at Brandenburg Park includes microbreweries (with voting for the best brews), food and craft vendors, German “OOMPAH” Polka music, activities for kids, a “Pub Crawl” and contests like Miss & Mr. Oktoberfest, stein holding, chicken dance, yodeling, brat eating and the Keg Karry! Ad

  • Halloween Rail Jam - October 31, 2015
    Oct31

    Halloween Rail Jam - October 31, 2015

    Join us for the first ever Halloween Rail Jam on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Main Chalet of the Red River Ski and Summer Area.   Weather Permitting!

  • Red River Ski & Summer Area Opening Weekend for the 15/16 Ski Season!
    Nov25to Nov29

    Red River Ski & Summer Area Opening Weekend for the 15/16 Ski Season!

    Red River Ski Area Opening Weekend – November 25, 2015 through November 29, 2015.   Open weekends until December 11, 2015 when we open for daily operations!

    Join us for Thanksgiving FUN at the Red River Ski & Summer Area.  We will update as season draws near!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam at the Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Dec5

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam at the Red River Ski & Summer 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 located at the base of the Platinum Chair Lift!

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

     

  • Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open for Winter Daily Operations
    Dec11to Mar20

    Red River Ski & Summer Area is Open for Winter Daily Operations

    Red River Ski & Summer Area is open for daily operations beginning December 11, 2015 through March 20, 2016.

     

     

  • Tour with the Ranger at the Red River Ski  & Summer Area Every Friday during Ski Season
    Dec11

    Tour with the Ranger at the Red River Ski & Summer Area Every Friday during Ski Season

    Join the Carson National Forest Service Ranger at the Tip Restaurant at 1 pm at the top of the Platinum or Copper Lift  to Ski with the Ranger every Friday!  Learn more about the Carson National Forest and enjoy skiing with the Ranger!  This event is Free, but you must have a lift ticket to participate.  For more information please call:  Red

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and the Rail Jam - Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Dec12

    Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and the Rail Jam - Red River Ski & Summer 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 bottom of The Face!

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

     

     

     

  • Tour with the Ranger every Friday at the Red River Ski & Summer Area during the Ski Season
    Dec18

    Tour with the Ranger every Friday at the Red River Ski & Summer Area during the Ski Season

    Join the Carson National Forest Service Ranger at the Tip Restaurant at 1 pm at the top of the Platinum or Copper Lift  to Ski with the Ranger every Friday!  Learn more about the Carson National Forest and enjoy skiing with the Ranger!  This event is Free, but you must have a lift ticket to participate.  For more information please call:  Red

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Dec19

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

    Every Saturday night in Red River at the Red River Ski & Summer Area we host a Rail Jam, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks!  There is never a charge for this event and the best viewing is from the deck of the Lift House at Base Camp!  Bring your family and join us!

     

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

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

    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Red River Ski  & Summer Area!  Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Rail Jam, 7 PM.  Best view of Torchlight, Rail Jam & the Fireworks is from the Lift House deck at Base Camp below The Face.

     

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Dec26

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

    Every Saturday from Thanksgiving weekend through March 20, 2016 Red River Ski & Summer 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!
  • Special Torchlight Parade and Fireworks for NYE at Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Dec31

    Special Torchlight Parade and Fireworks for NYE at Red River Ski & Summer Area

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

  • Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Rail Jam - Red River Ski & Summer Area
    Jan2

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

    Every Saturday from Thanksgiving weekend through March 20, 2016 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!
  • Red River
    Jan15to Jan18

    Red River's Winter Carnival & "Race the Face" Snowmobile Hill Climb

    Plan ahead for this long weekend on the slopes! We are celebrating Winter Carnival in Red River with a Snow Bar at the Face, Snow Carvings throughout the Red River Ski and Summer Area, “Race the Face”, Snowmobile Hill Climb. Live Music in the Chalet, Moustache and Beard Competition with cash prizes supplied by the Red River Miner.

Red River Ski & Summer Area

Hours
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 (open for weekends only May 23, 2015. Daily Operations begin June 12, 2015)
Summer Tubing (open daily starting June 12, 2015)
Dining at the Tip (opens for weekends only May 23, 2015. Daily operations begin June 12, 2015)
Scenic Chair Lift Rides (open for weekends only May 23, 2015. Daily Operations begin June 12, 2015)
The Pioneer Flyer, a seated zip line, NEW to Red River (open weekends only May 23, 2015. Daily Operations begin June 12, 2015) Weather permitting
Coming soon! HIdden Treasure, Arial Ropes Challenge Course at Base Camp

Lift Ticket Prices

Full Day½ Day2+ DaySeason
Adult ( 20-64)$$$$
Teen ( 13-19)$$$$
Child ( 4-12)$$$$
Senior ( 65-69)$$$$
"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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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.

In the summer we offer The Pioneer Flyer, our new seated pond to Face zip line, scenic summer chair lift rides to the Tip Restauant (10,350 feet) and 18 hole disc golf course, summer mountain tubing. All new this summer: The Hidden Treasure Ropes Course. We will keep you updated on the progress of this additional activity.


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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