Red River Ski Getaways

ski getaways

Red River is one of only a handful of North American alpine resorts where you can slide from the slopes right into town. In fact 90% of the lodging in town is within walking distance of the slopes; lodging a bit further away is served by a free trolley-style bus. Two of the resort's six chairs rise right from town.

Red River's annual allotment of natural snow is a respectable 18-plus feet. But the resort can make snow on 87% of its 270 acres. Factor in 1600 feet of vertical and abundant New Mexico sunshine to complete the picture.

Two triples, four doubles, and a magic carpet serve almost 60 named trails. Especially fun for families is The Backside, a collection of green and easier blue trails, which feature a number of "secret places" for kids to enjoy. Here you'll also find Moonstar Mining Camp, a ski-through replica of an old mining camp.

With 70% of the terrain devoted to beginners and intermediates it's no wonder that more than a third of lift ticket sales are for guests 15 and under. But there are a few steeper runs like Cat Skinner and Bumps R Us for the more advanced skier or rider.

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