Red River Ski & Summer Area

Live Your Mountain Life Dream in New Mexico!

With over 60 years of operation as a family owned business, Red River Ski & Summer Area takes pride in creating an exceptional experience for both returning and new guests. Our commitment to providing top-notch recreation facilities, coupled with our warm hospitality towards families, sets us apart. We are constantly striving to improve our services and exceed guest expectations.

Situated along the famed Enchanted Circle and surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Town of Red River is an escape in the mountains situated at 8,750 feet.

About Red River Ski & Summer Area

With over 60 years of operation as a family owned business, Red River Ski & Summer Area offers a unique affordable vacation experience surrounded by the Southern Rockies of New Mexico. 

We cherish our winters in Red River, where the sweet little ski town tradition lives on. You’ll find wide open groomers, park laps, and steep powder filled trees, all with minimal lift lines and fresh powder stashes that last days after a storm. This is a real ski town built by miners, not developers. Come check out the real thing, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the Ski Town of the Southwest. 

Summertime and the living is easy. Kick back and relax, where the air is fresh and the nights are cool. Wake up with the sun, there are endless ways to play. We offer a cool mountain retreat with an aerial adventure ropes course, zip line, scenic lift rides, disc golf, summer mountain tubing, and more. We are the perfect cool summer vacation spot in New Mexico.

The Employee Experience

Experience the mountain life of your dreams at Red River Ski & Summer Area! The town of Red River offers a serene and laid-back pace of life, surrounded by abundant outdoor activities. You can indulge in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and more. Irrespective of whether you work in winter or summer, there are plenty of activities to enjoy!

Main Street is just a mile long, making it convenient to access shopping and great restaurants without starting your car. Red River is a resort town known for its welcoming sense of community and neighborly spirit, making it an ideal place to call home. The year-round population is approximately 539, but this number can grow to thousands during peak seasons. Located in the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Red River is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a big city yet close to many attractions.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for people who share our love for the outdoors and are eager to provide excellent hospitality to our guests. Our ideal candidates should always wear a friendly smile and be helpful toward our guests to enhance our services and exceed guest expectations.

Room and Board

Employee housing is located in town, with a five-minute walk to the ski area at The Rocky Mountain Manor and Terrace Towers Lodge. It is available to full-time employees on a first-come, first-served basis and based on availability. The employee must commit to staying for the entire season to be considered for housing. Each fully furnished apartment has two bedrooms with two twin beds per room and one shared closet, a fully equipped kitchen with appliances, a living area with a love seat, a television, and a bathroom. Housing units are not co-ed and are not pet-friendly. The monthly rent payment of $400 is deducted in $200 increments from the employee’s bi-weekly paycheck and includes wifi and utilities. To learn more about housing, visit the following link. 
Red River Ski Area Employee Housing

For questions or more information, please get in touch with our HR department at or 575-754-2223 ext 2303

Other housing options may exist in Red River and surrounding communities through private listings or property management companies. Questa (12 miles), Eagle Nest (17 miles), and Taos (36 miles) are options for those with reliable transportation to work. For Workforce Housing resources within the Town of Red River, visit the following link. Town of Red River Workforce Housing

Employee Perks

If living your mountain life dream isn't a benefit enough, we offer the great perks listed below.

  • Affordable Employee Housing Based on Availability
  • Winter Season Pass with Free Days at Select Partner Mountains
  • Free and Discounted Lift Tickets for Friends and Family
  • Free First Time Ski or Snowboard Lesson
  • Discounted Seasonal Rental Equipment
  • Employee Credit Accounts
  • Food and Retail Discounts
  • Equipment Discounts
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Discounted Summer Activities for Friends and Family

Getting Here and Getting Around

Red River is centrally located between multiple airports in New Mexico and Colorado. For the closest major airport, choose one of the many daily flights into the Albuquerque International Sunport, three hours away, or for a closer and smaller airport, Santa Fe Regional Airport, just two hours away.

Public transportation to the area is available via the North Central Regional Transit District. The signature RTD Blue Buses connect riders to New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, New Mexico Park and Ride, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, Taos Chile Line, and Red River Miner’s Transit. All of its buses are ADA-accessible and equipped with bicycle racks. 

Local service is provided by the Red River Miner's Transit, offering free year-round, seven-days-a-week, wheelchair-accessible service anywhere in town. 

For Fun

Surrounded by the Carson National Forest, Red River offers a variety of outdoor and recreational activities, including disc golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, off-roading, camping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more. The Community House sponsors guided hikes in the area, yoga classes, and fun family activities. The town of Red River has several festivals and events, including Mardi Gras in the Mountains, Art & Wine Festival, 8750 BBQ & Music Festival, and Oktoberfest. Other annual events include the Fourth of July Parade, Switch on the Holidays, Christmas Luminaria Tour, and Spring Break. For a listing of all events, visit the following link. Red River Events

How to Apply

Please click Apply Here to learn more and submit an application online. Alternatively, you may email your resume to

For International Applicants who are interested in employment. We only hire through the J1 Student Visa Program with our preferred agencies and attend job fairs in various home countries, where interested applicants can meet our hiring staff and sometimes receive a job offer on the spot.

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