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Red River Ski Area

Red River Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

130

Rank in
Region

62

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
Saturday
Day
1-2"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
1-2"
Night
3-5"
Tuesday
Day
1-2"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Powderfares - 6"+ snow on the way! Go now!
Powderfares!
6"+ of snow
on the way
Go now!
SEA to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
Alaska
$542
DFW to ABQ
depart Mon Jan 23
return Wed Jan 25
United
$681
LAX to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$755
ATL to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$765
SFO to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$802
MSP to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Thu Jan 26
United
$805
IAH to ABQ
depart Mon Jan 23
return Wed Jan 25
United
$850
BOS to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$881
EWR to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$951
ORD to ABQ
depart Sun Jan 22
return Wed Jan 25
United
$1,084
True Snow: 214" per year
Snow Quality Rank

83

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

Dump Potential Rank

134

Red River Ski Area is ranked No. 134 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

134

Red River Ski Area is ranked No. 134 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

83

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
83
score
57.9
Expert
rank
130
score
31.3
Overall
rank
130
score
51.1

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

If you're waiting for a powder day at Red River Ski Area, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Red River Ski Area to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Red River Ski Area is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Red River Ski Area getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Red River Ski Area, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 40.0% of the winter months here see 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!