Driving Directions to Ski Apache

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Ski Apache.

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Ski Apache

Sierra Blanca Peak, home to Ski Apache, rises more than 12,000 feet above sea level in south central New Mexico, providing stunning views of the desert lands more than 7,000 feet below, including White Sands National Monument. The resort is owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, as seen in the resort's staff and some decorative elements. The area also boasts the state's only (and ancient) gondola. It is 18 miles northwest of the town of Ruidoso and is easily accessed by car from Albuquerque (3 hours) or El Paso (2.5 hours).

It has a nice mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl and nice cruising runs, and is very popular with skiers from west Texas. There's a casino, too.

By Car:

From Las Cruces and west: Hwy 70 East to Sudderth Avenue (HWY 48). Turn left on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

From El Paso and south: HWY 54 East to HWY 70. Hwy 70 East to Sudderth Avenue. Turn left on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

From Roswell and east: Hwy 70 West to Sudderth Ave. Turn right on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

From Albuquerque and north: Take I-25 South to HWY 380. HWY 380 East to HWY 37. Turn South or right on HWY 37 and follow until it intersects with HWY 48. Turn right or South on HWY 48 and proceed to Ski Run Road on the North side of Ruidoso and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

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