Winter Fun for Everyone
Ski Apache offers some of the best warm-weather skiing anywhere. Located on the north ridge of the 12,002′ Sierra Blanca Peak, the 360 view of our mountain is sure to take your breath away. With an annual snowfall of 180 inches, Ski Apache offers 55 runs and trails and 11 lifts–including New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola to the top, the Gazebo.
Ski Apache boasts the highest hourly lift capacity in the state (16,500+/hour). The ski season runs from Thanksgiving through early April and lifts are open from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. Call 575.464.1234 for snow reports.
Sleigh Rides through the Upper Canyon area of Ruidoso has been a winter tradition for many years. This enchanting experience is a great way to take in the beautiful lights of the Upper Canyon’s special holiday display. Sleigh rides begin at the circle at the top of Sudderth Dr. Rides begin at dusk and run through the evening.
Winter Park, a premier snow play area, offers a first-class tubing area, bumps, jumps, and bobsled curves, and there is a lift to get you to the top. Another great feature is Kidz Korral, a special area for the little ones under 42″ tall. Don’t miss the giant family tubes that can carry four to six people. Winter Park provides snow clothing rental, a full snack bar, and snow-making capability. Winter Park is operational during the winter only. Call 575.336.7079.