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Ski Apache, Ruidoso

As the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails. Here are just a few of the highlights:

The alpine peak of Sierra Blanca soars to over 12,000 feet.

The elevation at the Gazebo “The Top” is 11,500 feet.

Positioned geographically to have the best skiing weather in North America.

Average annual snowfall over 15 feet!.

55 runs and trails – 20% Expert, 60% Intermediate, 20% Beginner.

11 lifts including New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola to the top – the Gazebo.

Enhanced snow-making all the way to the top.

Free lift ticket with beginner group lessons.

All day ski instruction programs.

The vertical drop is 1,900 feet.

There are over 750 skiable acres.
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  • The mountain has a practice area for those who go for the first time, since when you grab a little confidence you can experience in the green mountains which are of good level, in a single day I was able to climb as 6 times :) already the second day I reached the top where there were some slightly more difficult areas, the truth is worth getting bigger and learning to fall gracefully!! Lol
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  • This is the best zip line yet. Views are great as well. Our guides, Fred, Eric and Cody were very clear on their instructions and truly service oriented.  more »
  • We loved it! The prices are reasonable, for almost everything. You can rent your ski equipment there as well as purchase anything ski or snow boarding related. The staff is knowledgeable and nice. If you don't enjoy heights and cliff ridden scenic routes you might hate the ride to get there.
  • Just skiing - that is Ski Apache. If you just want a day or two of good exercise or are new and want to learn then this is for you. Enough slopes to spend a couple of days of fun. If you want a resort expensive place then go somewhere else. Price is good for what you get, people were very nice and helpful, and we had great fun. I will be back for sure!

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