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Red River


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Albuquerque International Sunport
Airlines operating from Albuquerque include American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, New Mexico Airlines, Southwest, United and US Air.


Santa Fe Airport
Airlines operating from Santa Fe include American Eagle.



Driving from Albuquerque- Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you're not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route - NM 599). Take Hwy. 285/68 through Espanola and the canyon that runs along the Rio Grande into Taos.  Once you get through Taos, head north on NM 522 to Questa, then make a right on Highway 38 towards Red River.

Driving from Dallas- Starting from I-35E N, head north towards Denton. Take TX-183 W towards Irving/DFW, then merge on to TX-114 W towards Grapevine. In 39 miles merge onto US-287 N toward Bridegport/Decatur. Take US-287 N/I-40W through Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Go through Amarillo then exit Soncy Road/TX-335 Loop. From the loop take the Tascosa Road/ RM-1061, and stay on 1061 for 30 miles. Turn right on US-385, then merge on to US-87 towards Dalhart. You’ll cross into New Mexico and head towards Clayton. Turn left onto US-412/US-56/NM-402/MONROE ST towards Springer, then take I-25 N towards Raton for four miles. Take NM-58 W towards Cimarron, then left on US-64. Once you reach Eagle Nest, turn right on US-38 and head on in to Red River.


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Sitzmark Lodging


Convenient location offering standard rooms, suites and cabins. Extra person charges may apply

$95 and up


Caribel Condominiums


Various size condos with complimentary Internet access.


Extra person charges may apply

$65 and up


Lazy Minor Lodge 


Suites and apartments available. 


Extra person charges may apply

$64 and up





Main Chalet and Cafeteria


The Tip Restaurant


Lift House Bar & Grill

  • Additional dining options available in Red River, New Mexico. 



New General Manager for 2010 - 2011.



Rental Equipment Rates

Lesson Rates




Red River

Summertime in Red River provides even more for families to do. From taking scenic chairlift rides or jeep tours of abandoned gold mines, to hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and hunting. Not to mention fishing. The resort's namesake Red River is stocked with more trout than any other public river in the country. Their location in the heart of the Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area allows easy access to Mother Nature's vast playground all year long.

Snow making percent85%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park3
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation8750'
General-Vertical drop1600'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Super Cheap, bunny hill, family friendly, Bunny Hill

Cons: Poor Snow, small, lots and lots of beginners,

I spent an afternoon at Red River the last time I visited Taos, NM just to see what is was all about. I was less than impressed (to say the least). The $45 lift ticket wasn't too hard to swallow, but I soon realized why it was so economically priced. They only had two lifts open - both of which were very slow and accessed very little skiable terrain. I credit this partially to a poor snow year and partially to a lack of great black terrain in general. My fiancé had a great time playing around on their wide, forgiving bunny slope. Most of the people on the mountain were first timers (wearing jeans, etc...) and I spent a lot of my time getting out of the way of errant skiers. I got the feel quickly that this was the place to take kids/family to "play" on a ski mountain. The slope side dining wasn't great (cafeteria style), but the town has great dining options and many places are within walking distances of the ski area's parking lot. While on the subject of the town; we saw many options for lodging. Many of these places were within walking distances to the lifts. I imagine that in a great snow year, this would be a fantastic place to take the kids/family to learn how to ski. But for the intermediate-advanced skier, Red River is NOT worth the trip.