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The Emerald Quad - A New Addition to the Mountain - Red River Ski & Summer Area

Posted Jan 12, 2017

Red River Ski Area adds another gem to its lifts - the new Emerald Quad Chairlift. The Emerald Quad began turning a few weeks ago, in December 2016. This new lift eliminates lift lines at Summit Camp and provides a 3-minute ride to the back-country Moon Star Mining Camp.

The Emerald Quad provides better access to the gentle slopes of Summit Camp with its beautiful glade areas and family friendly slopes located at an elevation of 10,350 feet. Now, two lifts starting at the base of the mountain and in the heart of Red River bring guests to this magical place. The Emerald Quad loads up on Green Acres and rises above that to the west with views of trails wandering among the aspens. Walt Foley, Deputy General Manager stated: “The Emerald Quad will virtually eliminate lift lines at our Summit Camp by doubling the uphill capacity and traveling at nearly twice the speed of the current lift.”

Drew Judycki and Wally Dobbs, both New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame inductees, loved this area of the mountain and had a vision to incorporate the history of Red River into the Summit Camp with a mining camp theme. Bringing in buildings and antiques from real mining camps in the area, they recreated special places for families to connect and make memories. The Emerald Quad increases access to this area known as Moon Star Mining Camp. “We welcome your family to join ours on the mountain that I have called home my entire life,” says Linton Judycki.

About Red River Ski & Summer Area: Family owned and operated since 1959. RRSA has a base elevation of 8,750 feet and summit elevation of 10,350, with 1,600 feet of vertical. RRSA has 57 trails and 1 glade. Snow-making capabilities for 85% of the mountain.

Thanks to heavy snowfalls this season, all trails, 7 lifts, and the Hollywood Terrain Park are open.

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