To the guys who read my pervious review, you guys must be the luckiest skiers around. Apache is a great mountain when the snow is good but the window of opportunity is short. Too early and few runs are open, too late and it's in the melting/freezing cycle. Just right and it's a fun mountain but I'd hardly call it the best place around to ski. We hit several good years before the bottom dropped out. Haven't been back for a few years now. No we don't own the ski shop at Taos (wish we did!) but are heading there March 9th. Taos is definately the best spot in New Mexico.