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Red River Mountain Biking Trails

Posted on August 26, 2020

Red River Nature Trail (EASY) – 1 mile There are 3 points in town available to access this trail: – Cross the Red River on the covered bridge behind the conference center. – Catch the trail to the left of the platinum chairlift. – Cross the Red River on the bridge located across from the Red River Public Library. This trail runs along the river at the base of the mountain and is a great hike for kids. There are ...

Covid 19 Operating Procedures

Posted on April 28, 2020

We hope that you are doing well, and staying safe and healthy during these unusual times. As we hopefully begin to open more businesses in Red River soon and increasing our lodging capacity levels, we are asking our guests to help us serve you better by following the following guidelines: If you have questions, or need anything we prefer that you call us first rather than coming to the office. We will be happy to assist you. We will be encouraging pre-paid ...

Larry Joe Taylor's 23rd Annual "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights"

Posted on August 07, 2019

Music Festival & Cook-offsAugust 14th-17th 2019 This four day event, "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights" features live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, then multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park on Saturday, August 18th 2018. Cook-offs include the CASI "Red River Red" cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off. Music venues all over town like the top of the mountain, the Lost Love Saloon, Brandenburg Park, and the historic Motherlode ...

July in Red River - Beat the Heat!

Posted on July 01, 2019

79th Annual 4th of July Parade and Activities July 4 Put in your PTO and make an extended weekend trip for the 4th of July holiday. For the last 78 years, Red River has celebrated 4th of July with a parade followed by a full day of family friendly activities. Be a part of the 79thyear by heading to the parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, you can expect live music, great food, and an event special to Red River: Red River Community ...

Red River NM Memorial Motorcycle Rally

Posted on May 01, 2019

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Photo credit Town of Red River 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally May 23 – May 27 No motorcycle experience is needed to take part in this wile party. Complete with 20,000 bikers from all over the country, there will be live music, vendors, food, and fun at the 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally. The entire town comes out to party on Main Street. Take your bike or car out to experience the Enchanted circle Scenic ...

Summer in Red River NM

Posted on May 01, 2019

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Skiing is fun, but it's not the only thing to do in Red River! Whether you're a fan of getting your sweat on in the mountains or sipping wine and checking out fine art, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Join us this summer as we take in all the fun events Red River has to offer. Photo credit Town of Red River 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally May 23 – ...

You Should Stay at Sitzmark. Here's Why.

Posted on March 28, 2019

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You've worked all year to save up your money and PTO for a great vacation. Don't settle for anything less than the best. Sitzmark Sports & Lodge offers a comfortable, convenient stay in the heart of Red River. Here are some reasons why you should make your next booking with us. It's comfortable. Ever walked into a lodge and finally felt like you could relax? That's what it's like staying at Sitzmark in Red River. With ...

Reasons to Rent from Sitzmark Sports & Lodge

Posted on March 11, 2019

If you're planning a trip to Red River, the Sitzmark Sports and Lodge needs to be on your itinerary. Right in one convenient location near the slopes, you can stay the night, rent equipment, and pick up some last-minute necessities. Here are even more reasons to make the Sitzmark a part of your trip. You can stay right there. The Sitzmark is attached to an amazing hotel with comfortable, beautiful rooms that can accommodate anything from solo-travelers to larger groups.

The Leaves are Falling in Red River

Posted on September 27, 2017

Summer is officially behind us and we are welcoming autumn! It's finally time to pull on our cozy sweaters, cradle our pumpkin spice lattes, and go leaf peeping. Mountainsides across the state have started to take on a golden, amber, and crimson glow as the foliage changes color for the season. Hop in the car to head north to take in the vibrant scenery before it's gone. A few ideas of things to do while you're in the area: Drive ...

Mountain Biking the Carson National Forest

Posted on August 28, 2017

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Ski season may be in sight, but don't put your summer gear away just yet. The sweltering heat has started to chill, but the sun is still shining and the mountain air is crisp and fresh. Now is the best time of year to ride or hike in Red River, where you'll find more trails for all ages and abilities than in all of Carson National Forest. Red River Ski Area The ski area offers ...

Surrey Bike Down Main St

Posted on July 20, 2017

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We may be Red River's premier ski shop during the winter, but Sitzmark Sports is open year-round with summer rentals and activities, from mountain bikes to adventure tours and all types of equipment in between. One of our most popular warm weather rentals is the Surrey bike, a four-wheeled bike that allows groups of 2 to 6 riders to pedal together, side-by-side. Navigating a surrey bike may require a little teamwork, but results in giggles and fun for groups of ...

4th of July in Red River NM

Posted on June 23, 2017

Red River Ski Area and Summer Area is officially open for the summer season with adventure for everyone. Trust us, you haven't lived till you've zipped dizzily down the mountainside on the longest summer tubing lanes in the country. If you're more into defying gravity than respecting it, the Hidden Treasure Aerial Park might be your thing featuring three course levels (difficult, more difficult and most difficult), two zip lines and a decent that will make you second guess your ...

5 Great Hikes in Red River

Posted on May 22, 2017

Hiking is one of the easiest, most affordable activities to enjoy while visiting the Red River area, and there's much to explore in these beautiful mountains. Discover breathtaking views, relax next to a bubbling creek or even make a splash in one of the many hidden mountain lakes. Be careful to go slowly at first if you're not acclimated to the high altitude. Also, weather can change quickly at these elevations, so be sure to bring layers along with snacks ...

2017 Events to Plan Your Summer Escape to Red River Around

Posted on April 26, 2017

We've may have just closed the door on another wonderfully long ski season, but when one door closes another one opens. That door just happens to lead to your destination of choice to escape the summer heat, Red River! Unlike many ski towns, Red River stays alive all year long with just as many activities, events, and visitors as we see during the winter months. That probably has to do with the average high temperature of 74 degrees! So if ...

4 Things We Love About Spring Skiing

Posted on March 09, 2017

Red River Ski Area received a fresh layer of powder just in time for the spring ski season, one of our busier times of the year. Here's why you should plan to get here during March to wrap up the ski season: Beautiful Weather Every day is a bluebird day! Okay, maybe not all, but more days in March have sunny, clear skies than the winter months. You can feel free to ditch some of your bulkier layers and opt ...

Mardi Grass In the Mountains 2017

Posted on February 17, 2017

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Red River |Mardi Gras in the Mountains | February 23-28 The biggest Mardi Gras celebration in NM is in Red River where the town dedicates a full week to the holiday and attracts crowds from around the country. Red River's Mardi Gras is an all-inclusive, the more-the-merrier kind of event and you'll want to bring your "krewe" with you, which means friends and family ready to have a good time. Along with well-known Cajun Mardi Gras traditions, Red River has ...

3 Reasons to Stay at Sitzmark Lodge

Posted on January 10, 2017

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The Sitzmark Lodge is a cozy option for your stay in central Red River, New Mexico. The staff are eager to help make your lodging one of the best features of your trip. Expedient, friendly, and helpful staff are eager to meet your needs. The on-site store is ideal for picking up rentals or odds and ends. Even better, the location is ideal for visiting Red River attractions. Location, Location, Location Especially in the winter months, the ...

2016 Holidays in Red River

Posted on December 12, 2016

No ski-town embraces the spirit of the holidays quite like Red River. With sparkling lights of all kinds, from torches gliding peacefully down the mountainside to the soft glow of luminarias, combined with the stillness of the crisp mountain air and the surrounding layer of powdery white, our little winter wonderland has something to delight visitors of all ages. We hope to see you this holiday season, and from all of us here at Sitzmark Sports, we wish you a ...

10 Ways to Score Savings in Red River This Season

Posted on November 14, 2016

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There are lots of great ways to save on skiing but we have found 10 great deals. You can save on everything from lodging to lift tickets this winter. Take an affordable family ski vacation to Red River and enjoy the small town atmosphere. We can't wait to see you. Deal Daze 2016 Dec. 2-4 and Dec 9-11: Mark your calendar for these weekends because lift tickets will be discounted almost 40% for a full-day ticket. That's a savings of $23 ...

Countdown to Ski Season

Posted on October 19, 2016

In just over a month Red River Ski Area will be open for the season. We can barely contain our excitement as we prep to welcome our regular visitors and new faces to the Sitzmark shop and lodge. We're literally counting down to opening day and here's why: 5 Choose from five winter sports to partake in while visiting Red River: Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, tubing, snowblades. Can't decide on one? Do them all! We've got rentals and equipment for ...

Thanksgiving in Red River NM

Posted on September 02, 2016

Fall is creeping up on us in Red River as we enter September, when the ski area begins the transition to ski season. This year, Red River Ski Area will officially open the day before Thanksgiving. If you haven't done so already, mark it in your calendar (Wednesday, November 23, 2016) and send off an email to your boss requesting the time off. Do not delay! Now is the time to plan your trip to be here for opening week.

Ready for your Red River Summer Adventure?

Posted on August 08, 2016

white water rafting group

With an average high of 74 degrees during the summer months, Red River is the perfect destination for those who love the outdoors and need to escape the heat. This mountain town has so many adventures to choose from ATV and UTV tours, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and jeep tours. It's hard to know where to start. Relax! We got this! Sitzmark Sports can help find the right adventure for you plus we'll make all the ...

Popular Jeep Trails in Red River NM

Posted on June 27, 2016

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A drive down Red River's Main Street provides a very apparent view of the town's history, which was once-upon-a-time a bustling boomtown. However, to understand why Red River became known as the "mountain playground" you really have to go off road. The surrounding Sangre De Cristo Mountains offers some truly beautiful scenery in addition to its unique history and folklore, which is why hundreds of miles of roads and trails have been blazed throughout. Jeeps, ATV's, ...

Top 5 Summer Activities To Do In Red River NM

Posted on April 01, 2016

white water rafting group

The snow may be melting, but that doesn't mean a trip to Red River should be off the table. Red River is just as exciting during the warmer season as it is during ski season. In fact, there's probably more to do on and off the ski slopes in the summer than in the winter, which makes Red River an ideal family vacation destination. If you're planning a trip, these are the top 5 activities ...

Spring Break '16 in Red River

Posted on March 01, 2016

We're nearing the end of a fantastic season in Red River, but it's not over yet. Far from it! March is one of our busiest months due to many Spring Breakers that prefer hitting the slopes to laying on a sandy beach. We're hoping for some last minute El Nino storms to bring us some powder, but even it if it's snowing we'll be celebrating the warmer weather coming our way with beach parties throughout the month and ending with ...

Mardi Gras in the Mountains

Posted on February 03, 2016

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Red River just received several inches of fresh powder thanks to a big winter storm, just in time for our the Mardi Gras celebrations. Red River will go into full carnival-mode for Mardi Gras in the Mountains. This year's theme is the Roaring 20's and festivities include costume balls, bead tossing, Cajun and Creole food, parades, costume contests, crawfish boils, and so much more. The week kicks off with the Burning of the Loup-garou, a fictional ...

Red River Ski Area open for Thanksgiving

Posted on October 01, 2015

It's almost here! Ski season starts Thanksgiving weekend here in Red River and there's still plenty of time to plan your holiday weekend. Every other year or so, our family tends to break away from tradition and do something truly memorable together. One year we had fondue instead of turkey and pumpkin pie. Last year, we had a family 5K fun run. This year, the whole family is heading to Red River to stay at Sitzmark, who has lodging for ...

Red River Surrey Bike Bar Crawl

Posted on July 06, 2015

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There's no better way to explore the sights and sounds of Red River than a lazy afternoon bar crawl with your friends. Sitzmark Sports rents bikes that hold 3 to 6 riders, so your group can pedal around together while getting to know Red River's wild side, with multiple venues featuring live bands, singers and songwriters, traditional food and friendly people. Start at Sitzmark and take our Surrey bike bar crawl tour of the best little bars ...