River City Area History
Red River was first called River City. When ores were found, hundreds of gold, silver and copper mines were carved into the mountain with names like Golden Treasure, Silver King and Black Copper. There were two general merchantiles, a livery stable, two newspapers, a sawmill, blacksmith shop, barber shop, more than a dozen saloons, several hotels and boarding houses, a dance hall and a hospital. There was also red light district with plenty of gambling and barroom brawls.
When the mines played out, homesteaders outnumbered prospectors. Town gained new momentum by renting abandoned mining cabins to flatland visitors seeking refuge from the heat. Now, there are year-round activities, from skiing and snowmobiling to fishing, hiking, four-wheeling, and horseback riding.
We took lessons. My oldest boy could take these lessons as could I.
First-Time Skier Packages (11 years old and up)
Where first-time skiers can learn using the latest methodology by taking the two part lesson starting at 9:30AM and 1:30PM.
Packages include lift ticket, rental and lessons.
Junior Pkg $72
Teen Pkg $83
Adult Pkg $88
Senior Pkg $72
Lesson only $50
My little girl had to take these lessons
Youth Ski Center - Skiers (4 to 10 years old)
Full and Half Day ski and snowboard packages for kids 4-10 years old. Children specific instructors. Lessons start at 9:30 and 1:30.
Full Day Package $86
Full Day Package without equipment $77
AM Package, AM Lift Ticket $69
Full Day Package, Without Lunch $75
AM Package, Full day Lift Ticket $78
YSC AM or PM Lesson Only $40
YSC AM and PM Lessons Only $50 The lesson packages include rentals, but if you just rent:
Ski Rental (13 years old and up)
Price is for 1,2,3, or 4 day rental packages Includes shaped skis, boots, and poles.
One day rental: $21.00
Two day rental: $42.00
Three day rental: $63.00
Four day rental: $84.00
Our Ski Trip
A group of us with children went to Red River to go skiing. We left Thursday and drove to Amarillo where we will spent the night. Friday, we drove the rest of the way. We skied Sat, Sun and Mon and then drove all the way home on Tues (12 hrs). The kids don't have school on Fri or Mon (one day is staff day and one is MLK holiday) so they just missed one day of school on Tues while we are traveling.