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Ski Apache

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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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“zip line”(118 reviews)
“gondola ride”(27 reviews)
“lift lines”(16 reviews)
Ski Apache opened under the name "Sierra Blanca Ski Resort" during Christmas of 1961. Amazingly, twenty-six hundred people an hour were fast carried up the ski run crest via three T-bar lifts. In 1962, the very first mono-cable four-passenger...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1286 Ski Run Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9600
+1 575-464-3600
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mother nature gave us the thumbs up to zip line this amazing adventure. Safety is paramount, and you will go thru a 15 minute orientation course. You will then be escorted to the "practice" run to make sure that you are able to follow directions...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a fear of heights and they made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. They take safety very seriously at ski Apache. We had our 11 year old daughter with us and they did a great job assisting her. Will and Mike were...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend the day!! Zip line, hiking, biking, gondola ride and food!! Views are breathtaking. The crew was EXCELLENT!! They were so helpful!! Great memories. This is a must see!! 11800ft AMAZING!!

Thank Felicia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New to zip lining? Make the effort to try the zip line at Ski Apache Guides are extremely safety conscious and also concentrate on you having a great experience Ask to go with Fred and Junebug! These two added to the whole experience, good at...More

Thank starsoftexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Micheal and Dave were amazing! We had the best time and the views were beautiful. We will definitely be back again!!

Thank 891jamis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us 60+ year olds decided to go do the zipline. I was very nervous as was another one in our party. The riggers were very good at explaining things. We demo’ed the gear then we rode up on the gondola. Beautiful ride up....More

Thank gails299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great attraction, incredible scenery.... decently priced. The Ski Apache Zip Line was in one word.... fun. In seven words... a hell of a lot of fun.... From the gondola ride up the mountain to that first launch from the top platform (I was a newbie...)...More

Thank CruzinThruAgain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience on the zipline tour. The staff impressed me and made it a safe and fun. One young man explained to me the history of the area and the mountains and the importance to his tribe on the gondola ride up....More

Thank AlexfromTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did this to celebrate our 15th anniversary. It was breathtaking. Safety was the top priority of the staff so we had no worries. The staff are local Mescalero Apache. They provided us with a really unique appreciation for such a beautiful...More

Thank sardisinvestments
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend going to Ski Apache Zip Line! It was super fun and easy to learn. Matthew and Michael were beyond excellent! This is a must when your in town. Will definitely do again in near future!! Super fun!

Thank Chelsea M
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July 7, 2018|
Response from Camille P | Reviewed this property |
My only concern was that the Wind Rider was understaffed on a Monday. We had tried to go the week before but we were rain delayed, so we took a raincheck and came back on Monday. We had a long wait due to understaffing... More
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January 2, 2018|
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Response from Oceanstheway | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We actually drove so I’m not sure. I’m assuming most would fly into El Paso Texas then rent car.
Prashanth S
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Trish L | Reviewed this property |
Red River is awesome, and so is Angel Fire for beginners. I actually love Ski Apache in spite of the drive up the mountain. I wouldn't bother with Cloudcroft. The snow is unreliable, and I'm not even sure they have lessons... More