Send Steve Where?: Red River offers more than skiing
June 22, 2017 10:28 PM
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RED RIVER, N.M. -- What's normally a place to ski and snowboard is also a place for tubing and gliding. Red River Ski and Summer Area is using their lush slopes for fun in the sun.
Marketing director Karen Kelly said they have something for everyone.
"We have Hidden Treasure, which is our brand new aerial park," she said. "We have the Pioneer Flyer, which is a seated zip line. We have Summer Mountain Tubing. Of course, we have the wonderful nature here."
That nature is great to take in while riding the ski lift up the side of the mountain.
"Red River was known as a summer resort long before the ski area came," Kelly said. "We've had our summer guests, which is four times as many as in the winter. They've always seen this as their getaway from the heat back home."
With average temps in the 70's, it's easy to have a good time without breaking a sweat.
First, we joined a group of kids from the New Mexico School for the Deaf at the Hidden Treasure Aerial Park. Then it was off to enjoy some summer mountain tubing -- after applying a quick coat of wax on the bottom of the tube -- then on my way down the slope.
With all of the choices people have for the summer, why should Red River be the spot that they come to?
"Because they're coming home to family," Kelly said. "The entire town works very hard at welcoming the family home."
And families enjoying Red River together is what this small ski town is all about.
Updated: June 22, 2017 10:28 PM
Created: June 22, 2017 08:30 PM
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