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Red River Ski Area

Red River Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

125

Rank in
Region

61

Rank in
State

4

Best time for snow at
Red River Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Red River Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
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0"
True Snow: 214" per year
Snow Quality Rank

81

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

132

Red River Ski Area is ranked No. 132 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

12.1%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

8.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

17.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

132

Red River Ski Area is ranked No. 132 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

81

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Red River Ski Area

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
81
score
58.4
Overall
rank
125
score
51.2
Expert
rank
131
score
31.3

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1600 ft

10350 ft
Base Elevation: 8750 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

Chasing powder at Red River Ski Area doesn't provide the amount of bounty as, say, Alta — where else does? — but skiers at Red River Ski Area stand a decent chance of seeing a nice snow event once every seven days. On average, 12.1% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snow — enough for most people to have fun. If you're not having fun, then ski faster. But make sure you're actually good before you ski fast. Really good. Not good? Then go to Red River Ski Area and start practicing!

Snow can be hit and miss at Red River Ski Area. Like most places, if you put in your time on the mountain, you'll eventually be rewarded with a giant month that sees more than 90 inches of snow. It might take you three winters, but it will be worth it when that 30-day burst of weather magic happens. With 8.0% of winter months getting more than 90 inches of snow, the odds of a bumper harvest aren't entirely favorable for the destination skier, but it happens enough to keep locals from moving to Alaska. Most of them, anyhow.

Drought Potential

The snow at Red River Ski Area is somewhat dependable, although the threat of a prolonged dry streak is possible when taking a trip here, as 17.0% of its winter months get less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Red River Ski Area, if you're flying in

If you have to get on a plane and still spend more than three hours, in this case a full 183 minutes to get to Red River Ski Area, the payoff has to be big. We're here, hoping you get that bounty. Here's to snow at Red River Ski Area, and lots of it; may your gamble pay off!