Added by Holly Mandarich

With 170 Skiable acres, all types of terrain and an $80 lift ticket, it's a place that makes you remember what skiing used to be like.

The resort itself, sits right in town, with 6 lifts. Two of the lifts come down to the river and access various parts of the town, it’s a place that makes you remember what skiing used to be like. 

The mountain has roughly 170 acres of skiable terrain, and appeals to those of all abilities.

The upper part of the mountain has a dedicated chair - “Emerald Chair” for beginner terrain. This area features “Moon Star Mining Camp” with fun building outcrops that kids will love. This area has roughly 10 runs give you the space to learn and explore, with glorious aspen groves and pine forests, you’re sure not to be bored. The main part of the mountain features a few beginner runs as well with a base area dedicated to your traditional “bunny hill.”

The rest of the mountain ranges from blues to blacks, with a couple of famous runs. “The Face” known by locals and tourists alike, resides right at the base of Platinum Chair. Those from out of town eat up the “I skied The Face” apparel and celebrate their accomplishment at the bar that resides at the bottom of the run. Linton’s Leap is comparable to some of the steepest ski runs in Tao’s, while it is a short run, it’s sure to give you that shot of adrenaline you asked for.

The resort is fueled from the tourists of Texas and Oklahoma, while there are others who seek adventure at Red River Ski area, these are the ones who keep this mountain thriving. 

What Red River lacks in skiable acres, and long runs, it makes up for in peace. The resort is never crowded, and lift lines are never longer than 5 minutes, even in peak season! It’s surly a place you would not want to miss if you enjoy exploring new mountains!  And when the snow comes, its powder that’ll even put Colorado to shame. We were lucky enough to steal a few turns after a 22 inch storm!

The resort had a record season in the 17/18 year. While most of the country saw no snow, this resort had it’s secret weapon in full gear, snowmaking. Red River Ski Area has the water rights it needs. They even fly in professional snowmakers from New Zealand to keep the runs covered all season. Which mean’s even in an off winter, Red River will be open and flourishing. 

We were socked in the day we were up there, but the mountain is said to have impeccable views, so far out that you can see all the way into Colorado.

So if you’re looking to get away from the crowds, and a versatile mountain that caters to all needs, this is the place. Not to mention - it’s family owned, who knows you may even take a few runs with the owner, at $80 a lift ticket - you won’t be able to pass it up!

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