Inn of the mountain gods: The facilities were very nice and clean. Check-in and valet were simple. The view and area are beautiful. From there, it went downhill. With the exception of the bar tenders, all the staff bordered on rude and were definately unhelpful. This joke of a hotel had 1 20 person shuttle to the Ski Apache slopes. When I asked the manager what happens when more than 20 people want to ride it, he agreed those people who didnt fit would have to find alternate transportation to the ski slopes. While the rooms and accomdations are nice, the casino is very small. Tables were ridiculously overcrowded, while there were ample slot machines open. If you care at all about good service DO NOT stay at this hotel.
Ski Apache Ski Resort:
This was a nice looking, but small, resort. Even with tons of snow in the previous days many runs and lifts were not open. There were 1:30 to 2 hour waits to ride the gondola up to the top. There was also over an hour wait to turn in skis/boots at the end of the day thank to the 1 or 2 people who were manually searching alphabetically for each persons ticket. Most people we talked to were able to make 2 to 3 runs max, all day long. The one up-side to the resort was that the employees at the resort were very friendly.
In summary, if you are traveling any sort of distance I highly recommend that you do not go to this resort, especially if you have alternatives. The people running the hotel have no idea what customer service is and the people running the resort don't really know how to run a resort.