Website Ranks Red River Best Ski Town in North America | Business

North America’s best ski town is in northern New Mexico, according to a recent USA Today Top 10 list, and it may not be the one that most skiers and snowboarders would expect.

It wasn’t Taos, but Red River who finished first on the publication’s Top 10 Readers’ Pick list for 2021. North Conway, NH, last year’s winner, was second in the vote. and Rossland, British Columbia, third.

“The town of Red River is honored to be named ‘Best Skiing Town’ in North America by USA Today’s 10 Best,” Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said in a statement to Taos News. “Red River was voted # 1 based on criteria which included” convenient access to slopes, fantastic restaurants, bars and shops, complemented by great accommodations and a cool little town vibe and / or atmosphere. historical ”. Red River ticked all of those… boxes. Our proud locals and loyal guests are proud of their love for Red River, and it has propelled us to the top. Not only did we get some serious bragging rights, but it will also bring new eyes to us from visitors from all over. We may be small, but we are powerful. “

A panel of experts selected 20 nominees for the best ski town in North America and readers then voted for the top 10.

The Red River’s short lift lines and variety of ski trails were highlighted in the town post’s article:

“Red River invites visitors to visit the ‘Ski Town of the Southwest’ and spend a ski vacation in this community located in the Southern Rockies, just north of Taos, New Mexico. Their ski schools offer learning experiences for everyone, and the ski area promises minimal lift lines and fresh powder that lasts for days after a storm. With an average annual snowfall of over two hundred inches, over fifty trails for intermediate, expert and beginner levels, and torchlight parades and fireworks on Saturday nights, Red River offers the perfect getaway for skiers of all ages and levels.

Taos – which topped the list in 2016 – wasn’t ranked in the top 10 ski towns this year, but it did gain recognition in other categories.

The Bavarian restaurant in Taos Ski Valley has been selected as the number 1 mountain restaurant in North America. The Blake, meanwhile, was chosen as the second best ski hotel behind Viceroy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado.

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