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2020/2021 Winter Season

Our Red River Promise

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

Our Red River Promise is simple. We are still Red River Ski & Summer Area and we will prevail. For over 60 years we remain an independent, family owned resort. Our lineage and history runs deep in our soul. We are proud of our roots and thankful for the growth those roots have provided us. We remain committed to the generations of guests that return each year and the passionate locals that call our special town home. Now, more than ever, there is no room for ‘I’ here. Guests, community, and staff have all made Red River what it is today. It will take all of us to overcome the challenges ahead. The most important takeaway going into this season is that we are grateful for everyone in our Red River family, thank you for your continued support. 

We all have a responsibility this ski season. Expect changes and respect any new requirements that allow us to open and stay open. These changes are a necessity for the safety of our guests, community, and staff. Our senior leadership team has worked diligently with Ski New Mexico and the State of New Mexico to develop the most effective COVID-safe practices for the ski season. We are appreciative of the work that has been completed by all entities involved to ensure we can ski and snowboard. 

We are confident we can start to provide answers and outlining initial expectations for the upcoming winter season. More detailed information and pricing is outlined below or has been updated throughout our website.

From a safe distance, we look forward to welcoming you back to the slopes and to the Red River family. Stay safe, be kindhearted, and keep thinking snow!

Best regards,
Linton Judycki
President & General Manager

Reduced Capacity

With the State of New Mexico, we have agreed to adhere to COVID-safe practices which includes limiting our capacity. We anticipate a 25% limit on our daily maximum uphill capacity based on open lifts. Based on historical data, there are multiple time periods that we anticipate selling out. There will be dates when products will only be available for purchase online in advance. Because of this, we encourage you to consider visiting during the week or non-holiday weekends. Please understand that our buildings will not be the place to be used for leisure activities or watching your family ski or snowboard. Due to the capacity restrictions on these buildings we need to ensure that those guests who are skiing or snowboarding will have access for Food & Beverage services or warming up. Plan to arrive in your winter gear or use your car as a base lodge as changing will not be permitted inside our buildings.

Plan Ahead

Because of limitations imposed by the Public Health Order, advance online purchases are strongly recommended this season. More importantly, if you plan to visit during the dates outlined below...

You must purchase in advance online.

Christmas & New Year's Holiday: Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: Jan 15-17, 2021
President's Day Weekend: Feb 11-16, 2021
Spring Break: Mar 7-19, 2021.

Buy Now

Please take note of the tips below to ensure you have a seamless transaction when purchasing online.

  • If you are experiencing problems with our website, please note that due to COVID restrictions, multi-day products are not available. When purchasing online, Lift Tickets must be purchased one day at a time. Add Lift Tickets for your first day on snow for each guest in your party. There is a pull down menu which will allow you to add multiple Lift Tickets for each age category. After the quantity of Lift Tickets for each category is confirmed, it will give you the option to add Ski & Snowboard Rentals. Once all guests in your party have been added for the first day on snow, click View Itinerary in the pop up window to return to the calendar view to select your next day on snow. 
  • Please understand that we are working through extremely high call volumes. If you have left a message or contact form our staff will work on returning your call or email within one business day. 

Before your visit, please visit our website for any updates that may affect your trip. Below is calendar laying out our planned operating days this season.

2020/2021 season schedule calendar

Let's Keep our Season Safe  

We expect all guests and staff to comply with any New Mexico Public Health Order in place. We ask you respect what is being done to ensure our commitment to COVID-safe practices. Always wear a face covering at all times while visiting Red River Ski & Summer Area and practice physical distancing by staying six feet away from others. Most important, stay home if you are sick or are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. Please read the current New Mexico Public Health Orders here.

New Mexico Quarantine Order

Red River Ski & Summer Area does not book or manage any lodging. We encourage you to reach out to your place of lodging where your reservation is made for any questions or concerns regarding the quarantine order. As we are located on Federal Land, we are unable to discriminate, including place of origin. Please read the current New Mexico Public Health and Quarantine Orders here. Being aware and complying with the current New Mexico Public Health Order will allow us to keep our season safe. 

Winter Refund Policy

If there are any COVID-19 related closures that prohibit us from operating, guests with reservations for the affected day(s) will receive a credit voucher to be used toward future purchases. Closures related to weather, mechanical, or electrical issues will not be counted. Our full refund policy can be found here

Highlights

Despite many changes allowing us to operate this season, we want to highlight things that haven’t changed.

  • Our commitment to having the most powerful snowmaking system in the state of New Mexico has not changed. We continue to invest in upgrades to increase our coverage and efficiency of snowmaking for when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.
  • Season Passes went on sale with no price increase from the previous season.  
  • Season Pass holders won’t face extra restrictions or be required to make reservations. 
  • We continue to offer one of the best Military & First Responder discounts in New Mexico.

2020/2021 Winter Season Expectations

  • Half Day Lift Tickets will not be available for purchase during the 2020/2021 season.
  • If you plan to visit during the following dates, you must purchase in advance online. Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021. During this time, Lift Tickets must be purchased online no later than the night before, if still available.
  • Regular Season rates for Lift Tickets will be in effect during the following dates, Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021.

Pass Holder Priority: All pass holders will be able to use their Season Pass on days that it is valid without any restrictions or reservations.

Pass Deferment: Guests who purchase a 2020/2021 Season Pass have until November 13, 2020 the option to defer the use of their pass until the 2021/2022 season.

Quantity Limitations: We have made the decision to limit the number of Season Passes that are available for purchase. Season Passes will not be available for purchase after November 13, 2020.

In Season Closure Credits: Red River Ski & Summer Area guarantees to be open for at least 88 days during the scheduled 2020/2021 season. If there are any COVID-19 related closures that prohibit us from operating 88 days or more, then pass holders will receive a credit voucher based on the total number of days that Red River Ski & Summer Area was able to operate. Closures related to weather, mechanical, or electrical issues will not be counted. COVID-19 related closures may or may not be consecutive, closures will be counted as a total at the end of the season to determine if a credit voucher will be issued. 

  • 88+ Days: No credit voucher issued
  • 66-87 Days: 25% of purchase price
  • 44-65 Days: 50% of purchase price
  • 22-43 Days: 75% of purchase price
  • 0-21 Days: Percent of purchase price to be determined

Learn more about our Season Pass options here

  • The Military & First Responder Discount will remain available for the 2020/2021 season with a blackout period added. Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military, and First Responders, including legal direct dependents, receive 20% off select winter products. Eligible guests will need to call to make reservations.
    • The Military & First Responder Discount is not available Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 and Mar 7-13, 2021.
    • Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired Military must provide a current ID or DD214.
    • First Responders must provide a current ID. In lieu of an ID, a letter written within the last year may be provided showing proof of employment or volunteer status.
    • Discount does not apply to Lesson Packages, Private Lessons, or Food & Beverage. 
    • Discount may not be combined with or used with any other discount offers.
  • The Triple Play Card will not be available for purchase at this time. We continue to evaluate options for the possibility of offering a modified Triple Play Card at a later date.
    • Guests who previously purchased Triple Play Cards during the February 2020 Flash Sale will have no changes with how their Triple Play Cards can be used. Triple Play Cards purchased during the February 2020 Flash Sale will be valid for three separate days of skiing or riding from January 3, 2021 through February 28, 2021.
  • Thanksgiving Savings from Nov 25-29, 2020 will still be offered for Full Day Lift Tickets. 
  • Deal Days pricing from Dec 4-6, 2020 and Dec 11-13, 2020 will still be offered for Full Day Lift Tickets. 
  • College Days pricing will not be offered during the 2020/2021 season. 
  • The Kids Ski Free Stay Free program will not be offered during the 2020/2021 season. 
  • Please note that all lesson programming is subject to change.
  • Buckaroo Day Care will not be available for the 2020/2021 season.
  • If you plan to visit during the following dates, you must purchase in advance online. Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021. During this time, Lessons must be purchased online no less than two days prior, if still available. 
  • Regular Season rates for Lessons will be in effect during the following dates, Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021.
  • To best maintain physical distancing and adhere to COVID safe practices, group lesson sizes will be reduced and availability will be extremely limited. To ensure placement in a lesson please make reservations in advance even during times when reservations are not required.  
  • All group lessons will only be available for purchase as a package. Packages include a Lesson, Lift Ticket, and Rental or a Lesson and Lift Ticket. 
  • All group lessons will be limited to Gold Rush Hill and Little Blue areas which are serviced by the Gold Chair and Little Blue Carpet. For guests looking to further improve their skills beyond those areas, private lessons are offered with limited availability. We highly recommend calling to reserve a Private Lesson prior to arrival. 
  • The Buckaroo Day Camp program for three year olds will not be available for the 2020/2021 season. Private Lessons will be available as an alternative for three year olds. Private Lessons for three year olds will be limited to one child per lesson.
  • Youth Center programs for 4-12 year olds will now only be offered as a half day program, no lunch will be provided. 
  • Guests may be screened prior to the lesson during the check in process. If you are exhibiting symptoms, we reserve the right to refuse lesson service for the safety of other guests and our staff.
  • If you plan to visit during the following dates, you must purchase in advance online. Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021. During this time, Ski & Snowboard Rentals must be purchased online no later than two days prior, if still available.
  • Regular Season rates for Ski & Snowboard Rentals will be in effect during the following dates, Dec 20, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021, Jan 15-17, 2021, Feb 11-16, 2021, and Mar 7-19, 2021.
  • All Ski & Snowboard Rentals will only be available for purchase as a package with a Lift Ticket. 
  • Plans are still being developed for Ski & Snowboard Rental pickup procedures. Once finalized those plans will be released at a later date.
  • Capacity will be limited in all dining areas to be in accordance with any New Mexico Public Health Order in place during the 2020/2021 season. 
  • Guests will not be permitted to bring their own food or coolers to the Main Chalet or Tip Restaurant. 
  • Tables at the Main Chalet and Tip Restaurant will be reserved for guests who are eating or warming up. Guests will not be permitted to hold or use tables for leisure. Please plan to arrive in your winter gear or use your car as a base lodge. 
  • Further plans continue to be developed for our Food & Beverage services at the Main Chalet and Tip Restaurant. As we finalize additional plans those will be released at a later date.
  • All chairlifts will have a reduced capacity per chair unless the guests are all of the same family or travel group.
  • Lift mazes will have signage to help guests maintain the appropriate distance of six feet from other guests. 
  • Ticket Checkers will not be handling any Lift Tickets or Season Passes to scan. Please have your Lift Ticket or Season Pass in a convenient location for the staff to easily scan without contact. 
  • As agreed upon with the State of New Mexico, group reservations may not exceed the mass gathering limit imposed in the current Public Health Order. To adhere to this COVID-safe practice agreement, we are not currently offering group rates or reservations. 
  • Plans are still being developed for our Winter Tubing. Once finalized those plans will be released at a later date.
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