Red River Ski Area

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Red River Ski Area
New Mexico
United States
Phone: 505 754-2223

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About the Ski Resort

Red River is located in the southern Rocky Mountains, part of the Sangre de Cristo Range. The village is completely surrounded by Carson National Forest.

Winter visitors enjoy excellent skiing on the 10,350-foot mountain, which rises from the middle of town toward the old, western mining sites of the 1800s.

Skiers tackle 57 runs on 270 skiable acres of varied terrain to suit every ability. You can even ski to a replica of the Moon Star Mine of the 1890s. Snowboarders are welcome on all trails.

Skier services at Red River include rental equipment, ski shops, ski school, Kinderplay for 4-and 5-year-olds, Kinderski for 6- to 10-year-olds, child care and NASTAR racing. There is also a cafeteria and restaurants on the mountain.

There are plenty of Lodging accommodations to choose from located nearby to the ski area. Main Street is just a block from the ski area lifts! Red River is a skiers town! You'll also find an inviting variety of dining and apres-ski entertainment to grab a drink and an appetizer to warm up!

Just three miles from Red River lies the Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area offering 30 km of groomed trails and incredible scenery. An inexpensive Learn-to-Ski package includes lesson, rental and trail pass. Sleds are also available for skiing with infants.

If you would like a change of pace, try snowmobiling- they can set you up to take a trip from lush canyons up Sawmill Mountain to the breathtaking view of Greenie Peak. Winter activities such as snow tubing, cross-country or nordic skiing, snowshoeing are also available.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  32 %

 More Difficult:  38 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,750 ft
Summit elevation:  10,350 ft
Vertical drop:  1,600 ft
Skiable area:  290 acres
Annual snowfall:  218 in
Snowmaking:  87 %
Number of trails:  58
Number of lifts:  7
Types of lifts:  1 Rope Tow,
 4 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Red River Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

From Albuquerque, take I-25 going N towards Santa Fe, then take Rd 285 through Taos to Questa. Make a right at the first traffic signal in Questa and follow directional signs to Red River Ski Area.