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Ski Apache

Ruidoso, NM
505-336-4356
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Dining
Description: Groomed powder slopes from November to April.
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Road driving there a little scary, especially if afraid of heights, but well worth the trip. Magnificent views.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Clean Fun, Great Views and best of all: skiing is great and other extras, such as hiking the mountain is exceptional. Great winter fun for all. If renting skis, it will cost, but to drive up the mountain and ski for yourself ot take a trail - it is Free. Enjoy all the area has to offer.

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Highland Village, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The scenery was spectacular. The drive up to the mountain was breathtaking. I wish the gondalas had been working during the week because we wanted to get to the summit but it was too far to hike to.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
50 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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