Mountain Stats & Safety 

Lift Hours 9am-4pm
Base Elevation 8,750'
Top Elevation 10,350'
Vertical Drop 1,600'
Skiable Acres 209
Number of Trails 64
Number of Lifts 7
Average Annual Snowfall 214"
Snowmaking Coverage 85%

Mountain Safety 

Know the Code: It's Your Responsibility.

Red River Ski & Summer Area promotes the safe use of our ski slopes through the Skier Responsibility Code. You may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the Skier Responsibility Code listed below for a great and safe experience.

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  1.  Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2.  People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3.  Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4.  Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5.  You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6.  Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8.  You must know how and be able to load, ride, and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9.  Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10.  If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

More information about mountain safety and practices can be found through the National Ski Area Association.

Helmet Usage

The National Ski Area Association and Red River Ski & Summer Area promotes the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet while participating in the sport. In 2002, Lids on Kids debuted as a resource for consumers to learn about helmet use for skiing and snowboarding.

More information about helmet usage can be found through the National Ski Area Association and Lids on Kids.

Ride Another Day

The National Ski Area Association as part of its on-going efforts to promote on-hill safety and responsible skiing and riding, has developed the #RideAnotherDay campaign, in partnership with Kelli and Chauncy Johnson. Complementing the Responsibility Code and it's 7 tenets, #RideAnotherDay promotes 3 actions every skier and rider can take to help keep themselves and those around safer on the slopes.

  1. Be ready to slow down or avoid objects or other people at any time. Ski and ride in such a way that you are always able to control yourself regardless of conditions and avoid others and objects you may encounter on the run, groomed or otherwise.
  2. Stay alert to what’s going on around you, especially other skiers and riders. Being aware of those around and changing conditions will help you have a fun and safe day on the hill.
  3. Ease up at blind spots, check uphill when merging onto trails, and give other skiers plenty of room when passing. Look out for spots on the run where traffic merges or you can't see what's coming next. If you are unfamiliar with a run, take it easy the first time down it and make note of places where you'll want to slow down, such as cat tracks and rollers. Also, give other skiers and riders lots or room, especially if you are passing them. There's plenty of space out there, so there's no need to crowd each other.

By doing these three things every run, you'll be helping keep the slopes safe and enjoyable, for you and everyone else.

More information about the Ride Another Day campaign can be found through the National Ski Area Association and #RideAnotherDay.