Red River Ski & Summer Area

Live Your Mountain Dream!

The Red River Ski & Summer Area is a family owned and operated ski and summer recreation resort located in northern New Mexico. The location is heaven on earth for outdoor recreation.

Red River is located in the Red River Valley in the Northern New Mexico range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Red River is north of Taos and Santa Fe. Base Camp and town are at 8750 elevation and our Chairlift Ride tops the mountain at 10,300 elevation.

About Red River Ski & Summer Area

Red River is a resort town and a wonderful place to call "home" because it has a true sense of community and neighborly spirit. Our population during the off-season is 477 and can grow up to thousands during our busy times such as ski season and the summer months.  We are located in northern New Mexico's beautiful Sangre de Christo Mountains, close to many things, but far enough away from the chaos of a big city.  

Red River offers a relaxed pace of life but an abundance of outdoor things to do such as winter sports, fishing, and hiking and numerous summer activities. Red River regularly has low temperatures and high precipitation. It has an annual average high of 56 degrees with an average low of 23 degrees. Nearly 150 inches of total snow fall on the area in a year, with 21 inches of rain. The mountain range is usually covered in snow from late fall to early spring.

The town offers high-speed internet and an expanding regional transit system.  We are approximately 36 miles from Taos where the larger grocery stores and pharmacies are located and 106 miles to Santa Fe, New Mexico where the nearest airport is located.

The Employee Experience

Live your mountain life dream at Red River Ski & Summer Area, the Winter and Summer Playground of the Southwest! Fishing, hiking, camping and rock climbing are all just steps away from the resort. Red River has been nominated as one of the "Best Places to Live" by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Main Street is just a mile long so you never have to start your car to get to shopping and great restaurants. Throughout the summer the local establishments bring in nationally recognized bands and artists to entertain, plus there are several music and art festivals to enjoy. Become part of the local community while enjoying life in the mountains.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for team members who share our love for the mountains and are passionate about hospitality. Ideal candidates always have the friendly smile and the helpful attitude our guests deserve.

Room and Board

Employee housing is located two blocks from the ski area and is available on a first come first serve basis. It consists of apartments with two bedrooms and one bath. There will be four employees to an apartment. The rooms are not co-ed and we do not allow couples to share a room. The full kitchen and living room are a combined space. There is a television in the living room but not in the bedrooms.  Free wifi and utilities are included in the monthly rent of $320 per month.

For more info, please contact our HR department at humanresources@redriverskiarea.com or 575 754 2223 ext. 206

For a list of monthly rentals available in town go to http://www.redriver.org/monthly-rentals

Employee Perks

  • Employees receive discounts on retail and food at the Red River Ski & Summer Area.
  • We offer affordable employee housing on a first come first serve basis.
  • 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 three 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

Red River offers a variety of outdoor activities including Disc Golf at the park and on the mountaintop, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, and camping.  The Community House sponsors guided hikes in the area, yoga classes, and fun family activities.

The town of Red River has several festivals, including the Art & Wine Festival, the Red River Dulcimer Festival and the Larry Joe Taylor Hot Chili Days Cool Mountain Nights. Other annual events include Switch on the Holidays, Christmas Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Parade, Christmas Luminaria Tour, New Year's Eve Events, Winter Carnival, Red River Skijoring, Mardi Gras in the Mountains and Beach Week.

Red River Ski & Summer Area sponsors the Drew Judycki Memorial Disc Golf Tournament in September.  To see all events, go to www.redriver.org.

Our Jobs

We open for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 21-26 and open full-time December 8, 2017, through March 25, 2018.  We are looking for team members who share the love for the mountains and snow sports and who are passionate about hospitality.  This person needs to carry a friendly smile and the helpful attitude our guests deserve.

There are additional opportunities for folks with musical talent, instrumental or vocal, so let us know!

Full-time and part-time seasonal opportunities are now available for the 2017-2018 Winter Season for the following positions:

Food and Beverage

Cafeteria Staff

Red River

Cafeteria Staff positions are available at the Main Chalet Cafeteria and the Ski Tip Restaurant. The candidate must be dependable and enjoy working in a team environment. Daily duties include food preparation, cooking, stocking, and cleaning.  F&B employees receive a shift meal when working.  Full-time employees receive a free winter season pass and discounts.  This position starts mid-November 2017.

Lifts

Lift Operator

Red River

Assist and interact with guests in getting on and off chairlifts. Operate and monitor chairlift. Clean snow from lift chairs and maintain snow in lift access areas and the chalet deck area. Perform chairlift pre and post-operational checks to ensure safe operation of the lift. Maintain daily logs, reports, and checklists. Assist with ticket checking and other mountain operations tasks as assigned. 

Requires ability to perform physical labor, shoveling, etc.  Must have the ability to understand instructions, give directions and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and most importantly our guests. Must communicate effectively under pressure and/or during emergency situations. Must be reliable and prepared to stand/work outdoors for long periods of time in all types of weather. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Rental Shop

Rental Shop Technician

Red River

Working as a Rental Tech is a fun and unique opportunity to share your love for snowsports with guests and RRSA employees. You will have the opportunity to take initiative each and every day to make a positive, meaningful impact on our guest's experience.   Plus, our rental team seems to have some of the most fun on the mountain, all while expanding their knowledge of the sport and the mountain, and making new ski and ride friends. 

Positions in the Rental Shop include Boot Tech, Ski/Snowboard Tech, and Ski Storage.  Full-time positions receive a complimentary season pass while employed. - Must be able to work weekends and holidays. 

Retail Shop and Ticket Sales

Retail Personnel

Red River

Applicants must enjoy interacting with guests in a fast-paced environment. Ticket Sales Agents are responsible for the sales of Chairlift tickets, Ski/Snowboarding Lessons, Mountain Tubing tickets, Pioneer Flyer tickets, retail sales and other products may be added.  Full-time employees receive a free winter season pass and other "mountain" discounts.

Ski School

Ski Coaches

Red River

We are looking for ski coaches who share the love for the mountains and snow sports. Qualities that we are looking for include being passionate about hospitality, carry a friendly smile and the helpful attitude our guests deserve. Coaches should be able to ski most intermediate terrain but is not necessary because training is provided. Our main focus is your ability to have great customer service and we will help you with the other. We pride ourselves on training, so if you do not know how to ski or ride, but love to work with people then we will train you! Training will start mid-November 2017.

Coaches will be teaching children (starting at 3 years old) and adults at different levels of skiing ability. Students will be in a group and in individual lessons. Group lessons are separated by age group. Pay varies according to years of experience and certification. Also, earn a complimentary season pass while employed. Hiring for full-time, part-time, and holiday (Christmas and Spring Break) positions is starting immediately through the end of the winter season 2017/18.

Ski Patrol

Ski Patrol

Red River

You will work on our mountain slopes patrolling trails and delivering aid where needed.  You will spend a large part of your day making sure that skiers and snowboarders are safe.  Part of your job is to find fallen skiers and transport them back down to the base.  Being a cheerful and kind person is a critical part of this job so you will need to enjoy working with people.   Patience will be important because you will be dealing with people who are in a stressful situation whether with themselves, a family member or a friend.  Training will be provided. 

Lifts

Ticket Checkers

Work outside at the base area ski lifts using a ticket scan gun to check that every guest has a proper ticket or pass before loading the lift.  Detect any improper or faulty tickets and assist guests in resolving those issues while presenting a professional image.  Answer questions and provide superior guest service while maintaining and directing the lift line. Assist with lift operations and other mountain operations tasks as assigned. 

Excellent guest service skills are required.  Previous guest service experience and familiarity with technology is preferred.  Attention to detail will help with discovering problems, and the ability to stay calm and react quickly under pressure. Must have the ability to understand instructions, give directions and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and most important, our guests. Must communicate effectively under pressure and/or during emergency situations. Must be reliable and prepared to stand/work outdoors for long periods of time in all types of weather. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

How to Apply

Apply online via the Apply Here links below, or email your resume to: humanresources@redriverskiarea.com

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