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Ski Apache

Ruidoso, NM
505-336-4356
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Dining
Description: Groomed powder slopes from November to April.
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San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Harlingen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great gondola ski lift ride to the top of Sierra Blanca. Very scenic and great information from the staff. Went up there in the summer and even enjoyed the perilous drive up the mountain. Seems you are right on the edge at times. Loved it.

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Indialantic, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We rented bikes and rode the downhill trail several times. The trail was fun and the staff was very helpful in giving us pointers and tips on the mountain as we are new to the area. The new gondola was nice and it was a great view on the ride up. Riding the trail for first time and being unfamiliar... More

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Pisa, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wild drive up the mountain on a narrow winding road, went in late spring, no snow but beautiful scenery. Rode the gondola up to the top of the mountain quite a site. Resort shows signs of being old , needs a newserious remodel, restrooms in bad shape. Friendly staff. Had a good time. Wild ride back down the mountain road,... More

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Albuquerque Nm Usa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Showed up after staying for 3 nights at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, owned by the same tribe. I was there on March 20th, during spring break, and the snow was beyond horrible yet they were charging full price (approx. $65) and even when I showed up on a Thursday at 10:30 am there were maybe 50 other cars... More

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Midland, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The workers at ski apache were so friendly and helpful you could tell they enjoy their job. We went in late March and people were still skiing all over the mountain. It was 67 degrees in town 42 at the base of the mountain and very cold at the top. the snow was getting hard and fast loved it all.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a great time at ski apache. Just be aware that the staff is often disorganized and many are not helpful. The lessons were great, but the process of reserving and paying will take you an hour during peak times, so arrive early. It is a great place to learn to ski for sure.

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