November 18, 2017

Summer Mounting Tubing

Have you ever gone snow tubing? It’s a blast! That’s why we installed our summer tubing area on our “Baby Blue” hill for more outdoor activities for your family to enjoy. Slide down the hill and take the New Little Blue Surface Lift back up to do it again! Or ride the longest summer tubing lanes in the country on “Gold Rush Hill” serviced by the Gold Chairlift!

When: Opening day is June 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gold Rush Hill- $25 for one hour – $20 for three rides (800 feet of excitement, must be 47 inches or taller) includes access to Baby Blue Hill!

Baby Blue Hill – $17 for once hour – $15 for three rides (400 feet of fun, must be 42 inches or taller).

We also have a free mini lane for children under 42 inches which is FREE!

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Torchlight Parade & Fireworks & Rail Jams

Head to the Lift House every Saturday night and Holidays for Torchlight Parade & Fireworks on the Face! This is a Red River MUST if you’re visiting during the winter, so bundle up and get ready for the show at approximately 7:00 pm until mid-March 2017 and 8:00 pm after that due to daylight savings time.

Starting December 10: Every Saturday @ 7 pm prior to daylight savings time – 8 pm after daylight savings time 2017 during ski season.

Location: The FACE at the Red River Ski & Summer Area

Prior to the torchlight parade, check out the Saturday Night Rail Jams. Skiers and snowboarders show off the latest tricks and stunts. Everyone is invited to participate in this freestyle show, and this is something your kids will definitely want to see.

(Don’t worry if you don’t know what a rail jam is… just ask your teenager)

For more information contact the Red River Ski & Summer Area at 575-754-2223 x 201!

Red River Ski & Summer Area

We are opening daily operations on December 9, 2016. The rental shop opens at Noon on December 8, 2016.

We’re a big mountain hug, located in the Southern Rockies, just north of Taos, smack dab in the middle of the town of Red River, New Mexico.

We are a warm and friendly escape where you will always feel like part of our family. We offer winter & summer fun for everyone.

We’re THAT place your family raves about.

For more information please call 575-754-2223.

Saddle Up To The Grill

red-riverIf you want a new experience in Red River try “Saddle Up To The Grill” a sizzling culinary adventure which includes an hour horseback ride presented by Red River Stables on a trail around the Red River Ski & Summer Area to the Grill at the Lift House where you will be served your choice of a legendary steak seasoned to perfection, savory salmon fillet seared with lemon herb spice, or a drunken Cornish game hen.

All entrees will be grilled to your liking right before your eyes. Your sides consist of leafy green mix with homemade dressings, pasta salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetable medley and artisan bread rolls.

You will also be tempted with your choice of dutch oven blackberry cobbler including homemade ice cream, bourbon chocolate pie, or New York style cheesecake with caramel or raspberry sauce.

Rides meet at the Lift House Guest Service office at 3:30 pm. For those that do not ride ask to join your family that have at 5:00 pm for the dinner only. There is a 6 person minimum. Cost is $99 for adults and $65 for children ages 4 to 12.

Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 575-754-2223 x 202 or book online at www.redriverskiarea.com.

Red River Ski & Summer Area Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

red-river-ski-logoBy Jo Mixon

Can you spell fun with a capital F-U-N? Well that is exactly what we experienced when we were invited over to play on four summer adventure features at Red River Ski & Summer Area. First we visited Bob and Casey at the Pioneer Flyer. They strapped us into this two person chair and pulled us backwards up 70 feet over the pond and Pioneer Rd. to a tower on the face. We lingered there for a bit enjoying the scenery, then went flying back to the base at about 35 mph. We screamed and laughed all the way down. It was great!

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Me and Karen Kelly, Director of Marketing and Guest Services @ Red River Ski & Summer Area

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Pioneer Flyer

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View from the top

Next we went for summer mountain tubing. It’s like snow tubing but on a fast track instead of snow. It’s a blast! We rode the Gold chairlift up and raced down the two 800 foot trails. I have to admit it was crazy fun! It went much faster than I had anticipated and my tube went round and round and round until I was laughing hysterically. We’d get to the bottom, grab our tubes and head back up the chairlift. It seems we all brought our inner child with us!

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Gold Chair to Summer Mountain Tubing

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The Hidden Treasures Aerial Ropes Course was next. It has three sections. The first is 20 feet off of the ground, 2nd level is 40 feet off of the ground and the top and hardest level is 60 feet off of the ground. First there was “Ropes Course 101” as we geared up and snuggled into the harnesses that were to be our safety devices. The crew made sure we were all tightly wrapped and sturdy with a hard hat upon our heads. Then off we trekked for this adventure.

I have to be honest….at the moment I stepped off of the steady secure base of this course, onto the wobbly small wood-footing, reaching for the first rope, I began talking to my 61 year old self, “Self, what were you thinking?!?” I understood immediately why they call this a Challenge by Choice. It is challenging, you do push yourself to limits you might not normally go and it is completely your own choice to take that first step! I also now understand why it can be used as a team building exercise. The comradery of all of us on the course became instant and bonding! We cheered for each other when one would accomplish a section at a time, as did the crew. We encouraged each other, we laughed and struggled and even showed fear together as we challenged ourselves to finish. And once we did finish, we all high fived with excessive jubilance! We did it! I cannot express how awesome that feeling was! You just need to go challenge yourself!

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Team One: Gabrielle Nelson, me, and Wende Woolley

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Team Two: Harley Farris, Kimber Glover, John Hail,
Greg Langham (my grandson), me, and Karen Kelly (Director of Marketing and Guest Services at Red River Ski & Summer Area)

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Proper Footwear for the aerial park!

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Yes, we are 60 feet in the air!

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Zipping to the end!

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Some of the Awesome crew at Hidden Treasures

Karen Kelly has been at Red River Ski & Summer Area going on four years. She is so excited about all of the new and fun features. She invited us because she wanted us to experience the actual hands-on activities. We talked about the team spirit of the ropes course as we lunched together. Karen agreed and said the UNM Lobos Ski team does the course as well as many corporate boards and company staffs. And for us, we felt like family when it was completed because we shared a common success! I learned that Red River Ski Area was born in the 1950’s. There were a few owners prior to, but in 1988, Drew Judycki, a young skier from Massachusetts became sole owner. He had been with the Red River Ski Area for three decades. He put his heart and soul and muscle into the business! After Drew’s untimely passing in 2008, it continues as a family-owned and operated business, managed by a senior management team that includes Drew’s son Linton, daughter Lauren, and his brother Denny. The Red River Ski & Summer Area is focused on exceeding the expectations of each guest. They are working on expansions and improvements and continue to retain their small ski village charm that was its trademark when the doors opened 50 years ago.

We ended our day in Red River with a nice serene ride up the chairlift to the top of the mountain. There were many trails to wander and hike. They are building a new quad that we watched from a distance. After a refreshing drink at the The Lift Restaurant, we slowly and pleasantly rode back down to end a perfect day of adventure in Red River!

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Scenic summer view of Red River from the chairlift

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Hidden Treasure Aerial Park

red-riverHidden Treasure Aerial Park (Ropes Course & Ziplines)
Red River Ski & Summer Area

Opening Day June 10, 2016

“An aerial high five experience” for you and your family to enjoy. Our aerial park offers thrilling adventures for the whole family while promoting active and healthy lifestyles.

We offer three levels: The First Level Course the Second Level Course (More Difficult) and the Third Level Course (Most Difficult).

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There are two zip lines: The First Level Zip Line is available to all participants. Third Level zip line is available to participants weighing at least 50 pounds. The grand finale at the end of the Third Level Zip Line is the Ultimate Decent from the tower to the ground! It is truly a thrill!

Minimum weight: 35 pounds
Maximum weight: 265 pounds

Participants weighing 35 pounds to 49 pounds – $35
Participants weighing 50 pounds to 264 pounds – $45

We have 5 sessions every day. Each session is approximately an hour and a half long. Please book now to secure your Hidden Treasure experience. For additional information please call 575-754-2223.