The Leaves are Falling in Red River

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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 …

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Mountain Biking the Carson National Forest

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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 …

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Surrey Bike Down Main St

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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 …

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4th of July in Red River NM

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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 …

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5 Great Hikes in Red River

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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 …

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2017 Events to Plan Your Summer Escape to Red River Around

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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 …

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4 Things We Love About Spring Skiing

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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 …

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Mardi Grass In the Mountains 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 …

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3 Reasons to Stay at Sitzmark Lodge

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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 …

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2016 Holidays in Red River

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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 …

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