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Ski Apache

Ruidoso, NM
505-336-4356
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Dining
Description: Groomed powder slopes from November to April.
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Port Aransas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Ruidoso several years now but this was the first time I have driven up to Ski Apache. I don't know why I haven't gone before! The drive is amazing. The switchbacks, drop offs and the view. When you get to the top, there are walking paths if you want to hike the mountain. They also let... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We came here twice during our trip, and received rain both times! We hiked to the top, a nice work out - about 3.3 miles and an elevation gain of some 1600 ft. The trail is easy to follow for about 95% of the route with lots of grass and trees. Sadly, several trees have been burned from the fire... More

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Dallas, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went to the top of the mountain. Great views, but a little pricey. It's unfortunate that half of the mountain was burned two years ago. To see it makes a big impression as to the importance of fire safety.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been skiing here many times with family an friends. We always had good snow. Ski Apache is great as it is excellent for beginners, experts, and those in between. 20% are biginner. 20% are expert, and 60% are intermediate. The highest part of the ski trails goes up Sierra Blanca mountian to 11,500 feet! and the views skiing on... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family went to Ski Apache on our first ski outing. The price was very reasonable compared to other places we researched. There was plenty of snow when we were there. I will admit that I had a very difficult time skiing, but my wife and son had a blast. There were many different slopes and difficulties to choose. It... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have snowboarded at Apache for the past 5 years now, and really like the mountain when there is snow, but don't like it at all when there is not snow. Many of the runs have some funky slopes to them, and are brutal when boarding on snow machine ice/snow. When there is good snow, however, boarding the fingers are... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We love the gondola ride up the mountain. We also loved that they are pet friendly here and let Lola ride the gondola with us. This is a beautiful view and a must do. The 12 mile stretch up the road is a little tense at times but once you arrive it is worth it.

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Akita, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our dog enjoyed it too. Be careful when disembarking at the top with dogs though. The metal surface might be hard on paws. Wish there had been food at the bottom too. (you have to ride the gondola to the cafe).

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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Never been in real snow before and even though there was not much at the bottom there was plenty at the top of the gondola ride. It was great to go off to the side and play i nthe area the skiers do not go down.

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Laredo, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The view is awesome, visiting this place was a real amazing experience, specially for my 8yr old son. Unfortunately we couldn't take the sky lessons, if you're planning to do so, schedule in advance. Hopefully we can go back this coming winter.

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