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Ski Apache, Ruidoso

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As the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails. Here are just a few of the highlights:

The alpine peak of Sierra Blanca soars to over 12,000 feet.

The elevation at the Gazebo “The Top” is 11,500 feet.

Positioned geographically to have the best skiing weather in North America.

Average annual snowfall over 15 feet!.

55 runs and trails – 20% Expert, 60% Intermediate, 20% Beginner.

11 lifts including New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola to the top – the Gazebo.

Enhanced snow-making all the way to the top.

Free lift ticket with beginner group lessons.

All day ski instruction programs.

The vertical drop is 1,900 feet.

There are over 750 skiable acres.
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  • A very nice and perfect place to start skiing, had never done so pay package of lift and lectures, was amazing, very relaxed master, the bad is that since has not much snow half the chairs they were closed , there is a cable car where you see everything from the top of the mountain, unfortunately we could not go up but insurance is worthwhile. No doubt return, the team rented it out since it is cheaper
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  • The snow wasn’t that good this year but the zip line was so much fun!! Highly recommended! It is in 3 legs and the first leg of it is the fastest which it is a mile long from the top. The second and t...  more »
  • Everything is very father hurts that we play day that it snowed and the truth if it was super cold and we couldn't do much for our small but there are attractions for all ages very good services
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  • This was my first time to Ski Apache and my first time zip lining. AWESOME experience!! Def a must do!! The view is amazing and the customer service was just as great. Darian and David were awesome instructors!! If you haven’t been and are looking at reviews to see if it’s a good place to go, well I’m telling you it is!!! You won’t regret it. We will be back for sure.
  • A bucket list item- something to brag about!!! It is a great experience even for first time..impressive views. All equipment , 3 zip lines plus a short test area. Well trained -fun (Jeremy), friendly staff. They make sure you feel comfortable and understand the instructions. Suggestion: take a pair of gloves and goggles with you. And don’t forget close shoes. Enjoy!!!
  • The staff at the snow boarding rentals was great, very helpful and patient. There was not much snow, but enough to have a great time teaching my 8 year old daughter to snow board. She loved it and actually wants her Birthday party next winter there..Great family fun..highly recommended.
  • Unfortunate waste of time. We drove 3 hours to get here only to met with rude customer service from everyone but one lady who unfortunately wasn't behind a desk. We arrived about 30 min late for a tutorial so we decided to zip line instead and the ladies in there were rude and prejudice. They insisted that we should have made a reservation at least a day in advance yet the website speaks nothing of it and that they would book us for the next day but this was a day trip. The manager caught us as we were walking out to let us know they would fit us in today and asked us to wait a few minutes. When he came to let us know we could go pay and get started, I guess he had to step out because we were encountered by the same women again who decided to tell us that we still couldn't zip line because my friend's son was not the right age. So we ended up leaving not wanting to spend any money at the entire establishment. Also the zip line is unnecessarily expensive $84 for 3 lines. But as they monopolize the area they can charge what they want. We did get nice pictures from the drive up the mountain though.
  • Nice Beginner's slope and the staff was super friendly. Price of equipment rental and lift pass was also reasonable. Loved your Super Senior pass!

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