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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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  • I do not love heights but I love adrenaline. This was worth what we paid and more. My husband and I had a great trip with two great guides, David and Tara. They put my anxieties at ease and we had a g...  more »
  • WOW! I have always wanted to zipline. This was my first experience and it was AMAZING! I never once felt scared or nervous. Our guides were Jeremy and Isaiah and they were funny and skilled and I had ...  more »
  • Don't skip out going to Ski Apache in the summer. Lots to do at the ski area in the warmer months. Hiking, biking, gondola rides, zip lines. We took the gondola ride to the top of the ski area and the...  more »
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  • Went up for the Zip line. Amazing experience. Win and Matt were great. Win is a fantastic story teller and full of knowledge. They work hard to have a fun safe time. Hope to get a chance to do again. Blew away any other zip line experience I've had. Hope to ride the MTB trails next time.
  • I signed up for the zip line ride and was completely satisfied. It was my first time zip lining so I was in learning mode. Matt and Isaiah were great with instructions,safety and keeping the rise fun. Hats off to these 2 guys in customer satisfaction.
  • Our experience was breath taking. I would love to go again. Everyone there was so nice and helpful. If you are considering going "Just do it"!!!
  • The zip line is AMAZING! One of the best iv been on. It is a winding road to get there and a little scary but its worth it. The people who were helping us zipline were extremely helpful and fun to be with!
  • My experience: the snow is melting and it's just plain dangerous. Ice and slush everywhere. I was afraid to go fast because when I did, I hit something unexpected and face planted a couple of times. At 2pm, I cruised down the easiest green and was terrified because I didn't feel like I was in control. I haven't skied and years and was dying to go, but this mountain made me want to go home early. My girlfriend: ski school was a waste. The instructor kept moving around and they had a hard time finding him. He was rude. Out of ten people in her class, only 3 finished the 90 minute session. I paid for three days, and I'm going back tomorrow, but I've decided to eat the money on the third day. The conditions are going to get someone hurt.

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