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Photos Courtesy of Red River Tourism Office Spectacular outdoor views offer visitors an undeniably awesome experience when exploring Red River and northern New Mexico.

USA Today Awards Red River As Best Ski Town

Our own Red River has been voted the best ski town in North America for 2021, putting the tiny little mountain town on the national map.


This designation didn’t come easy, with serious competition during the four weeks of voting. Now the town and ski community can officially bask in the glory and celebrate.


Editors from USA Today and 10Best.com, along with visitors, expert contributors, and other sources within the Gannett media network, decided on the winner.


The USA Today 10Best.com winners:

  1. Red River, NM
  2. North Conway, NH
  3. Rossland, BC, Canada
  4. Stowe, VT
  5. Banff, AB, Canada
  6. Bethel, ME
  7. Breckenridge, CO
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Nelson, BC, Canada
  10. Park City, UT


The Town of Red River expressed gratitude in a December press release to everyone who helped make this award possible. “The town is honored to carry this prestigious award for the next year and sends a huge thank you to all Red River’s fans and voters.”


Read the official announcement here: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-ski-town/

The Town of Red River is honored to be named “Best Ski Town” in North America by USA Today’s 10Best. Red River was voted #1 from criteria that included “convenient access to the slopes, fantastic restaurants, bars and shops, topped off by great accommodations and a cool small-town vibe and/or a historical atmosphere.” Red River checked all these boxes. Our proud locals and loyal guests take pride in their love for Red River, and it sent us to the top. Not only did we score serious bragging rights, but this will also get us new eyes from visitors far and wide. We may be small, but we are mighty!!!

—Mayor Linda Calhoun, Town of Red River