Red River Ski & Summer Area

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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 is a welcoming ski town! It’s steeped in history, the attitude is laid back, people are friendly and, best of all, Red River Ski & Summer Area’s chairlifts are a short walk from Main Street.

State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make Red River Ski & Summer Area one of the best places to ski in the Southwest. It’s also one of the best places to learn to ski or snowboard. Under the tutelage of its skilled instructors, a neophyte can progress from beginner to solid intermediate – or even advanced – in record time!

Red River Ski & Summer Area offers terrain for all abilities. Novice skiers love its ski-through Moon-Star Mining Camp, a family favorite. “Riders” – free-skiers and snowboarders – love Red River’s three terrain parks from the Pot O’ Gold Terrain Park on Gold Rush Hill, to the more challenging Hollywood Terrain Park beneath the Platinum Chair.

Red River offers a relaxed pace of life but an abundance of outdoor things to do such as winter sports, fishing, and the activities in town.  Summer activities include hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.  The Ski Area summer activities include Summer Tubing, Ropes Course, Disc Golf, Pioneer Flyer and Chairlift.  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 snowfall 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.  Our summer season is approximately from May through the end of September each year. 

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 are four employees to an apartment. The rooms are not co-ed and we do not allow couples to share a room. The apartments are also not pet-friendly.  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 $100 per week.

For more info, please contact our HR department at or 575 754 2223 ext. 2303

For a list of monthly rentals available in town go to

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

The town of Red River has several festivals, including the Art & Wine Festival, the Red River Dulcimer Festival and the 1870 Festival. Other annual events include Switch on the Holidays, Christmas Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Parade, Christmas Luminaria Tour, New Year's Eve Events, Winter Carnival, Mardi Gras in the Mountains and Beach Week.

During the summer, 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.  Red River also hosts one of the largest 4th of July Parades in the state.

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

How to Apply

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