Update on Coronavirus

Updated on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 3:45pm.

To our Red River Ski & Summer Area Guests, Staff, and Family…

It's hard to believe that we are more than halfway through 2020. Before long, the first snow will fall and the start of ski season will be upon us. We are already receiving questions concerning the winter season. Unfortunately, for many of those questions, we do not yet have answers. Despite the lack of knowing what our future will bring, our senior leadership team and supervisors are working diligently to develop thorough plans for all of our operations factoring in the possibility of any New Mexico Public Health Orders in place. The most important consideration as we develop these plans is the health of our guests, community, and staff. We believe that with the right procedures, following any state imposed restrictions, and exceeding all cleaning protocols, the blissful feeling of making turns on the slopes will be possible.

In light of all this, we have made the decision to put the Kids Ski Free Stay Free program and the sale of Triple Play Cards on hold. This pause will allow us time to weigh our options and develop an appropriate plan for all of our products and programs.

We also continue to redefine further options for guests who have already purchased or who are considering purchasing a Season Pass. As we finalize these options we will expand upon our Red River Promise for pass holders. Please stay tuned for further updates regarding Lift Tickets, Lessons, Rentals, Tubing, and any other operational or program changes that may arise.

All of us here at Red River Ski & Summer Area cannot thank our guests enough for your continued support and patience throughout all the challenges we face. We continue to wish nothing but good health and safety upon everyone who is a part of our Red River family.

Sincerely,
Linton Judycki
President & General Manager

Updated on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 11:00am.

Pursuant to the Public Health Order, effective Monday, July 13, 2020, please review these below guidelines that are applicable to our operations. We kindly ask all guests visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area to follow these guidelines.

  • Unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, all individuals shall wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when eating, drinking, or swimming. Red River Ski & Summer Area will require all guests on our premises and in our buildings to wear an appropriate mask or face covering. Individuals and businesses can now face fines for being in violation of this mandate. While you may not agree with this requirement, we kindly ask all guests visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area to respect and help us comply with this requirement.
  • Indoor seating at The Tip Restaurant is not allowed. Seating on the deck and takeout will be available. 
  • Our retail locations are required to operate at 25% of standard occupancy. To help with this requirement, we ask that you only send one member of the family in to purchase tickets or retail items. 
  • Be socially responsible and practice social distancing. Please remember to leave at least 6ft of distance between you and other guests and refrain from congregating in groups larger than five people. 

In previous updates you will find the steps we took to minimize risk for our guests, community, and staff with our summer activities. Please review those updates as they are still applicable to our operations.  

Updated on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 9:50am.

This update is to address the most recent update from New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham and what you can expect upon your visit to Red River Ski & Summer Area. Pursuant to the current amended Public Health Order, unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, all individuals shall wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when eating, drinking, or exercising. Red River Ski & Summer Area will require all guests on our premises and in our buildings to wear an appropriate mask or face covering. Individuals and businesses can now face fines for being in violation of this mandate. While you may not agree with this requirement, we kindly ask all guests visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area to respect and help us comply with this requirement.

We want guests to have the appropriate expectations if they choose to visit Red River. We encourage you to direct any non ski area related questions to the Red River Tourism Department on Facebook or by calling them at 575-754-3030. For all information regarding COVID-19 and restrictions in New Mexico please click here.

The health of our guests, community, and staff remains our top priority. We will continue doing our best to keep Red River Ski & Summer Area a clean destination for guests to enjoy. Extra resources such as hand sanitizer and wipes will be readily available for guests to use. In addition, we will follow all guidelines regarding cleaning of common areas. We thank you for your continued support and patience during these times.

Updated on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Tomorrow, June 12, 2020 we are excited to kick off daily operations here at Red River Ski & Summer Area. Prior to arrival we always suggest checking the Summer Report for the most up to date information on summer activities. Activity pricing and operational dates can be found here. Please complete waivers online prior to arrival.

Our senior leadership team and supervisors have done an extraordinary job of developing plans and adapting their departments to implement COVID-19 safe practices for summer activities. Outlined below are the steps we are taking to minimize risk for our guests, community, and staff.

Scenic Summer Chairlift

  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves are available to guests as they load the Platinum Chair at the bottom and the top.

Summer Mountain Tubing

  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves are available to guests as they load Gold Chair at the bottom.
  • Guests will use the same tube throughout the session.
  • Tubes will be disinfected between sessions. 

Pioneer Flyer Seated Zip Line

  • Hand sanitizer available to guests as they enter and exit the loading area.
  • Flyer carrier will be disinfected between uses. 

Hidden Treasure Aerial Park

  • Guests will participate in a privately guided experience consisting of their own family/travel group and one guide. Prior to your visit please visit our Hidden Treasure Aerial Park page for the full list of program changes.

Mini Golf

  • Hand sanitizer available to guests as they enter and exit the mini golf course.
  • Golf clubs and golf balls will be disinfected between uses.

Retail and Tip Restaurant

  • Following current Public Health Order guidelines. See below.
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests.

Walk with a Ranger

  • Wildlife items will be available for guests to view at appropriately spaced tables near the Tip Restaurant. Ranger will be available to answer questions.
  • Guests will have the option to participate in a hike consisting of their own family/travel group.

Pursuant to the Public Health Order, effective Monday, June 1, 2020, please review these below guidelines that are applicable to our operations. We kindly ask all guests visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area to follow these guidelines.

  • The Tip Restaurant may resume indoor seating at 50 percent maximum occupancy. No more than six patrons may be seated at any single table.
  • Our retail locations are required to operate at 25% of standard occupancy. To help with this requirement, we ask that you only send one member of the family in to purchase tickets or retail items. 
  • Be socially responsible and practice social distancing. Please remember to leave at least 6ft of distance between you and other guests and refrain from congregating in groups larger than five people. 
  • Use a face covering or mask when enjoying public spaces. Exceptions will be made for eating, drinking, exercising, and if a healthcare provider instructs otherwise.

We will continue doing our best to keep Red River Ski & Summer Area a clean destination for guests to enjoy. We ask for your patience during these times as we all work together. We look forward to welcoming guests this summer to make memories here at Red River Ski & Summer Area.

Updated on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 9:07am.

Dear Red River Ski & Summer Area Guests and Family…

We are thankful to be able to announce that we will open the Scenic Summer Chairlift as scheduled for May 23rd and 24th. While we are excited to be offering this activity, the health of our guests, community, and staff remain a top priority. We will be following any Public Health Orders put forth by the state of New Mexico.

Pursuant to the Public Health Order, effective Friday, May 15, 2020, please review these below guidelines that are applicable to our operations. We kindly ask all guests visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area to follow these guidelines.

  • Our buildings are required to operate at 25% of standard occupancy. To help with this requirement, we ask that you only send one member of the family in to purchase tickets or retail items. 
  • Be socially responsible and practice social distancing. Please remember to leave at least 6ft of distance between you and other guests and refrain from congregating in groups larger than five people. 
  • Use a face covering or mask when enjoying public spaces. Exceptions will be made for eating, drinking, exercising, and if a healthcare provider instructs otherwise. 

We will be doing our best to keep Red River Ski & Summer Area a clean destination for guests to enjoy. Extra resources such as hand sanitizer and wipes will be readily available for guests to use. In addition, we will follow all guidelines regarding cleaning of common areas. We ask for your patience during these times as we all work together. We look forward to having you here and making your Red River memories.

Updated on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 2:15pm.

To our Red River Disc Golf Family…

At the recommendation of state officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 9th Annual Drew Judycki Memorial scheduled for June 6th & 7th. The health of our community and tournament players is our top priority with this decision as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. We will immediately begin issuing refunds to registered and waitlisted players. We’d like to thank everyone for the continued support of this incredible tournament and we cannot wait until next year. 

- Nick, Sam, Linton, Reed

Updated on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 1:15pm.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop we are hopeful to kick off summer operations as usual. We are continuing to closely monitor any and all developments that may affect our summer operations schedule. Any changes will be shared on this page.

Updated on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 1:15pm.

19-20 closing letter

Updated on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 9:30am.

Red River Ski & Summer Area is assessing the current situation regarding COVID-19. We will make an announcement by the end of the day. We do not recommend making travel plans to Red River Ski & Summer Area at this time. We are open today, March 15. Thank you for your understanding. 

Updated on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 5:30pm.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we have made the conscious decision to cancel all remaining winter events here at Red River Ski & Summer Area. This includes our Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Kids Glow Stick Parade & Fireworks, and Spring Break Pond Skim. This proactive decision was made in the best interest for the health of our guests, community, and staff. We will remain open daily through March 22, 2020 as planned. All Red River Ski & Summer Area staff have received additional resources and training as we continue to implement preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. We will continue to closely monitor any and all developments. Thank you for your understanding. 

Red River Ski & Summer Area is aware of the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham’s decision regarding the emergency declaration for public health. We are closely monitoring any and all developments, and at this time no closure of operations is planned. All Red River Ski & Summer Area staff have received additional resources and training as we have implemented preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a reservation or planned trip to Red River Ski & Summer Area, do not hesitate to speak with our Guest Services team at 575-754-2223 x601. Please consider postponing your visit to Red River Ski & Summer Area if you are feeling ill, are experiencing respiratory problems, or have a fever.

Red River Ski & Summer Area encourages everyone to play their part in reducing the spread of respiratory viruses and following these steps will help:

  • Stay home when you are sick and limit close contact with other people except for the medical care that you need.

  • Cover your cough and sneezes to reduce the spread of infectious droplets and wash you hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol.
  • Clean “high touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners.

  • Avoid sharing personal household items.

  • If you are sick, still wash your hands frequently when you are in places where there may be other sick people and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

We are monitoring any and all developments through the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.