Open
Season Start/End: 11/27 - 4/ 5
Elevation
:
9600ft - 11500ft
Trails
:
18%| 55%| 27%| 0%
Lifts
:
11
Lift Tickets
:
from US$34.00 to US$133.00
Complete list of skipass prices

42°F

Weather

Forecast

0"

Snowfall

24"

Snow Depth

Snow Report
Ski Apache Trail Map
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Ski Apache view, NM
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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.

Ski Apache view, NM
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Seven total: two cafeterias, three snack bars, two burger stands and two beverage bars. The ski rental shop and the snowboard rental shop offer top quality equipment, and the ski school instructs all abilities. Special all day kids program for 4 to 6-year-olds, Kiddie Korral. The state's oldest and largest Adaptive Ski Program, and special packages for first timers. Thirty-five percent snowmaking.

Elevation

  • 11500ft
    Summit
  • 1900ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9600ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 6
  • 0
  • 2
  • 11
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    18%

  • Intermediate Runs

    55%

  • Advanced Runs

    27%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    55

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    2 MILES

  • Skiable Terrain

    750 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/27/2014
  • Days Open Last Year: 133
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/05/2015
  • Projected Days Open: 124
  • Years Open: 53
  • Average Snowfall: 185"

Ski Apache Reviews

  • Jennifer Dunne


    • 4
    11th January 2014

    Full review

      Had a lot of fun skiing with the family, including my 3 year old. He had a blast and everyone was plesant...
     

    • 1
    10th January 2014

    Full review

      About a millimeter of snow, the rest of it is icy. There are a lot of rocks, dirty ice, and ground spots...
     
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Common Misspellings

  • Apache, Skapiche, Ski-Apache, Skiapache, Skiapachee, Skiapachi, Skiapchea, Skiapeache, Skipach, Skippach

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