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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.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/07/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/03/2013
Projected Days Open: 124
Days Open Last Year: 133
Years Open: 52
Average Snowfall: 185"
Cons: Crowded afternoons
Pros: Good steeps.
Pros: Lots of Snow this season..best in years.
Cons: Lines at the bottom
Pros: Big Mountain
Cons: Dining Room Staff is rude and have no basic cordial manners
Apache, Skapiche, Ski-Apache, Skiapache, Skiapachee, Skiapachi, Skiapchea, Skiapeache, Skipach, Skippach
Explore the country’s southernmost ski resort and the curiosities of warm-weather skiing at Ski Apache in Southern New Mexico with an all-inclusive package from Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino.More