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Red River Ski Area

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The Ski Resort

In Red River you can ski deep powder under the bluest of skies, then soak in a hot tub as the snow falls and fireworks light the night. You can ride a horse through mountain trails in the morning, enjoy a wine tasting in the afternoon, and two-step the night away. You can celebrate Mardi Gras on skis and Memorial Day on a motorcycle. You’ve exited the ordinary and entered the place called Red River. Welcome! The cool place in the cool season When the snow falls, Red River becomes a winter wonderland with a long list of things to do. Find excellent skiing and snowboarding at Red River Ski & Ride Area. Five minutes away, the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area offers miles of beautiful trails and unique special events. Rather rev it up? Explore 11,249-foot Greenie Peak on a snowmobile. The fun is affordable and accessible; park the car at your condo, cabin, or hotel and walk everywhere. The place to learn, Red River Ski and Ride Area Red River Ski Area is the snowmaking leader in the Southern Rocky Mountains, ensuring the best skiing and snowboarding, base to summit, regardless of the weather. PSIA- and AASI-certified instructors help novices tackle the double-blacks in no time with excellent youth and adult programs for all abilities and budgets. Already an expert? Ski challenging trails and improve your skills at one of our three terrain parks. For those who don’t want to stop when the lifts close, the ski area offers snow tubing and evening snowmobile tours. The place for a good night, every night Cap off extraordinary days in Red River with memorable nights. Music lovers are especially at home here because Red River has inspired so many musicians. Local artists and traveling bands - country, rock, jazz, and alternative-play in the town’s local restaurants and bars. At nightfall on winter Saturdays, marvel at the ski area’s flaming torchlight parade and fireworks. They are best seen while listening to live music in the family-friendly Lift House Bar & Grill. The Community House presents many evening events each year, all free, all fun, and many for teens.


Interesting facts

  • It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in New Mexico.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1601 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 10351 ft above sea level.
  • During the season the average snow depth at Red River Ski Area is 46 ". Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average base depth of 50 ". Therefore Red River Ski Area is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in the USA.
  • Red River Ski Area features 57 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 32 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in the USA.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Torchlight, the Red River Experience.
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last update on Feb 10, 2023
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Red River Ski & Summer Area
400 Pioneer Rd
NM 87558
Red River
Phone+1 575-754-2223


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Mountain Stats

Elevation8750 ft - 10351 ft
SeasonNovember - March
Opening DayNov 23, 2022
Closing DayMar 19, 2023
Capacity 8800 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 7

Skiable Terrain

257 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 257 acres
Number of Slopes 60

Weather (10351 ft)


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Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult $106
1 day youth $82
1 day child $18
All rates & fees