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Terrain Parks - Ski Apache

Rider's Guide

This is an exhilarating New Mexico resort, which happens to be the southernmost ski resort in the United States. The resort has a total of 11 lifts, comprising of two surface lifts, one double chair, five triple chairs, two quad chairs, and one gondola for four people. Enjoy 55 trails where you can snowboard on their longest run of 12,145 feet atop 190 inches of powder. Their trails are rated 20 percent for beginners, 35 percent for intermediates, and 45 percent for advanced.

Parks and Pipes

Due to a local geographical and meteorological phenomena, the slopes at Ski Apache form natural halfpipes known locally as "the fingers" in the middle of Apache Bowl. Look here for some truly awesome natural features for skiing. Smokey’s Terrain Park has more than enough tabletops, rails and jumps to keep you entertained. It's a bit of an intermediate level so everyone from beginners to experts will find something of interest that suits their particular skill level.

Out of Bounds

You can't come to this part of New Mexico without taking your own shot at solving the mysterious UFO enigma at Roswell, or visiting the Smokey Bear Historical State Park in Capitan and placing a wildflower on the grave of the real Smokey the Bear. If you're an equestrian fan, don't miss The Hubbard Museum of the American West with The Museum of the Horse, featuring thousands of historical displays of old carriages, wagons, and one of the world's best collections of horse art. However, most of the discovery that you'll want to do is in the great outdoors. The Ski Apache area is one of the state's favorite places to get wild and crazy in the powder that never seems to end. You can choose from a selection of pulse-pounding outdoor sports such as rock and ice climbing, snowcatting, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, ice skating, jeeping and off-road driving, cross-country skiing, fishing, sledding, and riding snowmobiles.

Hangout & Hookup

If you want to get totally wild western style, then you would be hard pressed to find a watering hole that will approach the wild-factor of WPS, where you'll be dancing to the best country music and drinking the coldest suds well into the night. Check out Billy the Kid Casino for great drinks at their huge bar and enormous Vegas-style buffet dinners. Casino Apache is a noted hotspot gambling, drinking, and carousing the night away.