Ski Vacations at Red River
Red River, New Mexico is home to one of the most famous ski resorts in the United States, and has been for many decades. The resort offers six chair lifts and one surface lift, and the trails are evenly divided for beginners, intermediates, and experts.

Top elevation at Red River is an impressive 10,354 feet, and the vertical drop down the face of the mountain is 1,601 feet. Unfortunately, it doesn't snow much, and about 85% of the powder is manufactured. There are 58 trails spread over 247 acres. Red River is known as the 'ski town of the Southwest.'

The resort has three restaurants, all of which offer fabulous food. Lodging can be found in cabins, chalets, inns, or private condominiums in the area, and many lodging packages as well as ski packages, are available through Red River Central Reservations. Red River also sells snow passes at special rates that allow children to ski for free and teens to ski at reduced rates. These reduced rates are a great way to save money on your family ski vacation.

In addition, Red River has a ski school, and group lessons and private lessons are available. Even if you've never been skiing, you should expect to be on the slopes quickly after your lessons. There are also lessons for snowboarders, who are welcome on the Red River slopes. You can rent all of your ski and snowboarding equipment for very sensible rates as well.

The nightlife in Red River has a lot to offer. After a day on the slopes, you can kick back and relax at the lodge, or stop by one of the taverns in the area. For the younger crowd, there is a great game room that can be found right in the center of the town. One of the best things about Red River is that everything is within walking distance of the lodging areas, and shuttles are provided for transportation to and from the slopes.

You can also take a peaceful scenic chairlift ride, or go camping, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and hunting. You can even take a jeep tour to go visit the abandoned gold mines in the area. So even if you don't ski, there is still plenty of excitement to be had at Red River Ski Resort.

Childcare is available while you ski your day away. Your child will be well cared for at the Li'l Buckaroos Child Care Facility, and the center also provides lunch for your child. At Red River, everything has been thought of and taken care of to guarantee that your ski vacation is as pleasant as possible.