The three-street town of Red River
New Mexico Tourism

Red River Ski Area

Facts & Stats

Red River Ski Area
400 Pioneer Road
Red River
(800) 331-7669
(575) 754-2223

Red River Visitors Center
(located in Town Hall)
100 E. Main St.
Red River
(877) 754-1708 | (575) 754-3030

Copper King Lodge
307 E. River St.
Red River
(575) 754-6210

Old Tymer’s Café
210 E. Main St.
Red River
(575) 754-2951

Texas Reds Steakhouse
(in the Lodge at Red River)
400 E. Main St.
Red River
(575) 754-2922
Base elevation: 8,750 feet | Top elevation: 10,350 feet | Vertical drop: 1,600 feet | Skiable acres: 257 | Number of runs: 57 trails; 32% beginner, 38% intermediate, 30% expert | Number of lifts: 7 | Terrain Parks: 3 — Pot O’ Gold, Bobcat, Hollywood | Adult full-day ticket: $65 | Lodging: Available in Red River

At New Mexico’s northernmost ski area, cowboy hats are right at home next to ski boots. A favorite of neighboring mountain-poor Oklahoma and Texas skiers and boarders, Red River Ski Area opened in 1959 and has been owned by the Judycki family since the 1980s. The base runs right into the three-street town of Red River, so door-to-lift convenience is afforded to almost all who stay at the western-style properties, such as Copper King Lodge. At night, plenty of saloons and restaurants provide places to warm up for the next day, including Texas Reds Steakhouse and Old Tymer’s Café.

For kids: Take the family on a Snow Coach Dinner Tour up the mountain and enjoy a meal at the Tip Restaurant, which overlooks the lights of Red River below. During the day, Li’l Buckaroos Child Care keeps children ages 6 months to 4 years entertained while parents and older siblings hit the slopes. Youth Ski & Ride Club lessons help young skiers and boarders improve their skills. Tubing opens at 4:15 p.m. daily.

Angel Fire has 1,000 feet of downhill thrills for kids of all ages.
barwick/Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort

Facts & Stats
Base elevation: 8,600 feet | Top elevation: 10,677 feet | Vertical drop: 2,077 feet | Skiable acres: 560 | Number of runs: 74 trails; 26% beginner, 50% intermediate, 24% expert | Number of lifts: 7 | Terrain Parks: 2 — Lowrider Park and Liberation Park | Adult full-day ticket: $66 | Lodging: Ski-in/ski-out lodge

Angel Fire Resort
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire
(800) 633-7463
(575) 377-6401

Angel Fire Convention & Visitors Bureau
3365 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire
(866) 668-7787
(575) 377-6555

Angel Fire Resort is a full-service resort with an indoor pool and a hot tub, pet-friendly rooms and gear storage just feet from the Chile Line ski lift. In addition to traditional daytime downhill, the property offers night skiing and boarding from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as New Mexico’s first zip-line tour, in which adventurers careen from the 10,600-foot summit to the base, gliding 200 feet or more above the forest’s floor. On-site restaurants include Elements, a fine-dining establishment featuring an 1,800-bottle private wine room and stunning mountain views, as well as the family-friendly Chiantis Pizzeria.

For kids: The Polar Coaster shoots tubers down 1,000 feet of groomed, lighted lanes. Kids 6 and younger get a free lift ticket, as do fifth-graders with a valid report card.