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Down & Round & Round

Down & Round & Round

    No, they are not the inner tubes from an old truck tire that you used when you were a kid and didn’t have a sled, and, yes, they are as much fun, or more, than an old and stinky inner tube. They are high tech, molded and made of hard vinyl and polyester designed to last and take the punishment that laughing, kicking, screaming riders are capable of delivering. At the Red River Ski & Summer Area, they are used winter and summer. The fun starts after the Ski Area shuts down the chair lifts for the day at 4 pm at the Day Lodge at the end on Pioneer Road. The tubes are available most everyday of the winter season, depending on the weather. Ride down alone or take a rider along for some extra exciting and unpredictable possibilities. Since they have no steering mechanism, the odds of traveling to the bottom of the hill in a straight line are slim. Spinning in circles, bouncing over...

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Summer Tubing at RRSA

Summer Tubing at RRSA

  Back by popular demand, Summer Mountain Tubing at the Red River Ski & Summer Area will be open daily from June 12 – August 15 for your family fun and excitement. There are two tracks operating side by side on Gold Rush Hill so you can race down the 800 foot course to the base beside your family members or friends. For the younger members of the family Little Blue offers a tamer tubing experience, but still a lot of fun and for those that are just barely walking, there is a small course which is free that the parents can assist children with as they experience what their siblings know all too...

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What to Do, What to Do?

What to Do, What to Do?

  Take a ride on the Miners’ Transit bus. It’s a great way to see the town; the driver will come to your door and deposit you at your destination and – here’s the kicker – it’s FREE. Call 575-770-5959 and enjoy the trip. If you are in town during the Winter Carnival, you might find it amusing and profitable (cash prize) to enter the Mountain Beard and Moustache Competition at the Red River Ski Area. There are several categories – Santa Beards are popular – and the competition is open to anyone, regardless of sex. While you are at the Ski Area, reserve a hi-tech tube for some sliding fun. The tubing begins when the lifts stop running around 4 pm. It’s fun for all ages. If you have never taken a snow hike any further than from your house to your car, Red River offers special adventures for you. Try the hikers’ trail that starts at The Face of the Red River Ski Area and travels through...

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Kids Summer Tubing Course

Kids Summer Tubing Course

  Looking for good fun for the family? The Red River Ski Area currently has three tubing courses to choose from. The long course (Gold Rush Hill) is some 800 feet in length and perfect for anyone age 7 and up. The short course (Baby Blue Hill) is 400 feet in length and perfect for children ages 4 and older. For kids under age 4, the ski area has the mini-lane course. Visit http://www.redriverskiarea.com/activity/summer-mountain-tubing for more information. Prices: Gold Rush Hill:  $20/hour or $15 for three runs Baby Blue Hill:  $15/hour or $10 for three runs Mini Lane:  FREE The photos below are of the Baby Blue Hill course.  Click images to enlarge....

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Summer Tubing

Summer Tubing

  Red River Ski Area has the longest summer tubing tracks in the country. The tubing lanes are made out of a hard plastic that’s fast when it’s cool outside, slower when the sun is shining. In addition to the Gold Rush Hill lanes, there are also Baby Blue tubing tracks that are aimed at kids age 4 and...

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