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 families of all sizes, and provides rentals for all! These Thanksgiving Specials make it all even more gratifying.

So, if you're thinking of doing something a little different this year, start your own traditions or just take a break from the usual ones, then join us in Red River where even the non-snow bunnies in your family will find plenty to be Thankful for.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

2015/2016 Ski Season Opening Day – Wednesday, November 25
Get a head start on the season and celebrate the holiday when Red River Ski Area opens for the season on Wednesday, November 25. Lifts run 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fun for the whole family includes winter tubing starting at 4:15 PM.

Bonus: November 25-29 are Deal Daze! with discounted prices on lift tickets

Frozen Turkey Race – Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 PM
Here's a new tradition the kiddos will love. The annual event takes place at Red River Ski Area. Kids race down the bunny hill riding a frozen turkey. Prizes awarded for best ride! More info here.

Switch on the Holidays – Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 PM
Kick off the holidays with Christmas caroling and tree lighting in Brandenburg Park followed by cocoa, cider, treats and a visit from Santa Claus! More info here.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks on the Face – Saturday, November 28 at 7:00 PM
This is THE MUST ATTEND event during the winter season when visiting Red River and Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the weekly show held on the FACE at the Red River Ski Area. Come early to check out the Saturday Night Rail Jams where skiers and snowboard freestyle tricks and stunts. You can even show off a little yourself, anyone is invited to participate. More info here.