Red River

America is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s apple pie and ball games and fireworks.

It’s nature and hot dogs and roller coasters. It’s “Main Street” and diners and playgrounds.

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By any of those standards, Red River is America. Red River’s main street is evenly called, “Main Street,” and practically the entire town is on it: shops, restaurants and local businesses. Even the ski resort is a short walk from Main Street. 

From those comfy, small town USA streets—complete with smiling faces, cozy beds, and a lot of friendly “Howdies”—visitors can embark on their Red River adventure.

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What to do…

Visitors enjoy diverse winter activities including downhill skiing/snowboarding, X-country skiing/snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more. Sightseeing is a given. You are pretty much guaranteed to see some form of wildlife during your stay.

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The Town of Red River is a great getaway for individuals and families who seek an invigorating winter excursion that may be a little farther down the road but much closer to an authentic winter experience. Red River snowmobilers have miles of groomed trails all the way up Sawmill Canyon to the 11,249-foot Greenie Peak. The Valle Vidal is a 100,000-acre wildlife tract with a 50-mile loop from Sawmill Canyon. The Upper Red River Valley is another favorite haunt where snowmobilers like to take the switch-backed road leading to Middle Fork Lake.

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Snowshoeing and Cross-County skiing, The Enchanted Forest Cross Country Area is New Mexico’s largest full-service XC Ski and Snowshoe area. With more than 35K of ski trails, 5K of dg trails, 18K of snowshoe trails and access to more than six miles of backcountry trails, you can find fun at the top of Bobcat Pass for all ages, even including your 4-legged BFF (Best Furry Friend!) For more information visit enchantedforestxc.com.

More info…

Opening day at Red River Ski and Summer Area (RRSSA) is November 24, the day before Thanksgiving, continuing through Sunday November 28, and thereafter open only weekends (Dec 3-5) until Friday, December 10, then it offers Daily skiing.

New this season RRSSA

• Snowmaking projects including seven new snow guns and upgraded waterlines to further expand upon the most powerful snowmaking in the state.

• Axess RFID gates installed at Lil Blue, Gold Chair, Platinum Chair, and Copper Chair. This RFID gate and ticketing system will be the first at any ski area in New Mexico.

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• Axess RFID card pick up boxes installed at various locations allowing contactless and quick pick up of your online reservation.

• Upgraded ticketing software that integrates with RFID gates and allows us and the guest a more user-friendly experience when making purchases.

• Redesigned online booking platform that is more mobile friendly.