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About Ski Apache
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 gondola in North America was built to accommodate a greater number of skiers. And it seems just in time as twenty-five thousand skiers showed up for the second season. Since 1963, the resort has been owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Only two years after its official opening in 1961, Robert O. Anderson, the wealthy oil man who built and opened the slopes, sold the resort to the able hands of the Mescalero Apaches. It wasn't until the 1984-85 season that the slopes were appropriately named "Ski Apache". The wood-spired Main Lodge was designed by Victor Lundy ... Proclaimed as America's Outstanding Architect in 1958. Since the opening season of 1961, this lodge has stood statuesque, an unfailing sentry below the crest. With wood spires reflective of the surrounding pines, the Lodge mirrors the natural beauty of the Sacramento Mountains. Lundy succeeded in introducing Modernism architecture with a practical eye towards the skiers needs. Ski Apache offers world class skiing, snowboarding, sightseeing, mountain biking, and the longest zip line in the lower 48 states.
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John G wrote a review Jun 2020
Carlsbad, New Mexico11 contributions5 helpful votes
As a Ski Apache Season Pass holder and New Mexico Resident I sincerely appreciate having this resort with all of its potential within a few hours from my home. I have enjoyed many hours of good snow and good times at Ski Apache. But now I have to agree with a number of the other
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Heather Haynes wrote a review Mar 2020
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The zip lining experience was a blast. It’s the highest elevation zip line in US! The views were spectacular especially with snow on the mountain. The crew was entertaining - Willie Dog and Mark kept us safe and informed on area facts, info, etc. Safety was always first and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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allanrQ1878YD wrote a review Mar 2020
North Houston, Texas2 contributions
Had read many negative reviews this year, I was hoping the family vaca would be different, so we drove here from Texas. Apparently the current updated management does not really care about making money or keeping tourists and / or over paying customers happy. The skiing was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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shutson1027 wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Worth, Texas36 contributions7 helpful votes
This mountain has very short runs and the greens were littered with beginners, fallen all over the place, making it pretty dangerous. Any experienced skier should only do blues and blacks, if only to avoid inexperienced and ski school groups. We were warned beforehand that the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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R. M. wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
An increase of about 40% on passes and 80% on season passes, over previous year, with the same bad service and periodic lift closures. Seriously Ski Apache? Have been a customer for years and the service declines over the years. Upsetting how your facebook posts deceive people,
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