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Ski Apache - Ruidoso

Ski Apache - Ruidoso Ski Conditions

Wed 02-22-17
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Ski Apache is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of southern New Mexico. Towering over the village is Sierra Blanca, is the area’s 12,000-foot peak and the Mescalero Apaches’ ski resort, Ski Apache. Ski Apache offers one of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the Southwest and is about a 15-mile drive from Ruidoso.

Excellent Skiing—Historic Area

Skiers and boarders of all skill levels will enjoy 55 trails and a fall line of over 1,800 feet. Ski Apache is home to New Mexico’s only gondola as well as triple and quad chairs, which nearly eliminate long lift lines. The Boneyard Terrain Park features rails, jumps, and cool music for the extreme snowboarders. Incredible views await—one can even see White Sands National Monument (about 2.5 hours away!) from the top of Apache Bowl. Read more about the area and what it offers with Ski Experience and learn what riders love about this area with Snowboarding Zone.

Off the Slopes

Ruidoso has been blessed with mild weather making this the perfect family vacation destination. Winter outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, cross country skiiing, and even golf! The Ruidoso area offers art galleries, museums, restaurants, and shopping. In addition, some of the best Las Vegas style casino gaming can be found in Ruidoso at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and the Billy the Kid Casino. Make sure to visit the world famous Ruidoso Downs Race Track between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Lodging and accommodations includes every imaginable option: cabins, resorts, hotels, motels, bed & breakfast inns, RV parks, campgrounds, condos, rental homes, and more. Whether you choose comfortable accommodations or remote and rustic lodgings, the area offers great vacation deals.

Getting Here

Fly into Sierra Blanca Regional Airport or the Ruidoso Municipal Airport. Jump on NM-48 and head north, turn left on Co-Rd 532 for 10 miles and follow signs to the ski area.

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