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Ski Apache

Ski Apache
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last update on Nov 9, 2020
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Mountain Stats

Elevation9600 ft - 11499 ft
SeasonDecember - April
Opening DayDec 17, 2020
Closing DayApr 26, 2020
Capacity 15800 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult $68
1 day youth $59
1 day child $48
All rates & fees


Total 9

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 749 acres
Number of Slopes 55


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Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures

Current protective measures and security advice at Ski Apache:
  • Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
  • Restrictions on lift capacity
  • Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
  • Daily disinfection measures
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The Ski Resort

Ski Apache opened in 1961. Since 1963 it is property of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. It is located about 30 km northwest of Ruidoso and easily accessible from cities such as Albuquerque or El Paso within 2 to 2.5 hours.  Ski Apache is a great ski area for everyone as it offers a mixture of easy beginner trails, wide cruisers and rough expert runs on over 300 hectares of skiable terrain. The area is owner of the state´s only gondola. Take a ride and enjoy scenic views! There is also a Terrain Park available inspired by some of the most popular Terrian Parks. It features 12 great elements for skiers and snowboarders. The Snow Sports Learning Center offers a variety of programs for both children and adults.  Get some lessons and improve on your skills! If you´re getting hungry you have the choice of a variety of great restaurants. Whether you just want a quick snack between runs or a proper meal you will find what you´re looking for. Those who like to gamble will also find a Casino on site which is also run by the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

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Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Ski Apache Winter Season 2019-20 | 00:11
First Leg of the Apache Wind rider!
Winter fun in the Ski Apache Sun
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Ski Apache
1286 Ski Run Road
NM 88312
(575) 464-3600
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