Red River Ski & Summer Area

Ski town of the southwest

Live your mountain life dream! Red River Ski and Summer Area - Ski Town and Summer Playground of the Southwest!

The Red River Ski & Summer Area is a family owned and operated ski resort located in northern New Mexico. The slopes lead you right back to the middle of the town of Red River where you are only a few steps away from restaurants, shopping, lodging etc. Become part of the local community while enjoying life in the mountains. Red River has been nominated one of the Best Places to live by National Geographic Adventure magazine.

Spend your Winter enjoying our beautiful weather and making memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Our Jobs

We are currently hiring for the winter season 2016-2017 for the following positions:

  • Lift Operators
  • Ticket Checkers
  • Ski Patrollers
  • Ski and Snowboard Coaches - children and adults
  • Cafeteria staff – cashiers, cooks, bussers, dishwashers
  • Rental Shop technicians
  • Ticket and Retail Sales

Full Time Seasonal Positions available from November 23rd , 2016 through March 19, 2017. Part Time Seasonal Positions available: Christmas break (December 9, 2016 - January 10, 2017); Spring break (March 4 - 19, 2017)

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for team members who share the love for the mountains and snow sports. Who are passionate about hospitality, carry a friendly smile and the helpful attitude our guests deserve.

Room and Board

Employee housing located two blocks from work site is available on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact our HR department at or 575 754 2223 ext 206.

For a list of monthly rentals available in town go to

Employee Perks

Employees receive a free season pass.

Discounts on equipment rental, retail and food Discounts on season passes for dependents.

The Ski Area is located in the middle of the town within walking distance to housing, grocery store, bank, post office, library, restaurants, etc.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Red River is located 3 hours away from Albuquerque airport. Shuttle service available from Albuquerque Sunport to Red River. Town offers free trolley service around town. Free local transit has scheduled buses to Questa, Taos and vicinity.

For Fun

Learn to Ski or Snowboard or take your skills to the next level. Join the community during Mardi Gras in the mountains and be part of the fun. Test your skills against community members during Town Challenge. Weekly Torchlight parade.

How to Apply

We open for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 23rd through November 27th. Open weekend from December 2nd through December 4th. Open for daily operations from December 9th, 2016 through March 19th, 2017

To apply go to You can also email your resume to:

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Season: Summer and Winter

Housing: Apartments for Rent Nearby and Housing Available

Staff Size: 200 Winter Season, 70 Summer Season

Age Requirement: Must be 18 to operate Chairlifts and to work in the Hidden Treasure Aerial Park; 14 for local residents with work permit

Location: New Mexico