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Ski Apache

1286 Ski Run Road

Alto, NM 88312
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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.

Visit Ski Apache's website for the current snow report. For current weather conditions click here.  If you'd like to see what's happening up on the mountain, visit the Ski Apache webcam.

In January 2015, Ski Apache opened the Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour.This beautifully stunning adventure begins and rises above 11,000 feet. It is also complete with parallel cables so riders can glide down the mountain side-by-side. The adrenaline-pumping, three-part zip tour reaches over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

During the summer, Ski Apache offers mountain bike rentals and gondola rides to the top of the mountain. Rent your bike, journey to the top of the mountain, then take the 5.5 mile mountain bike trail that was built in 2013. Check out the trail on this New Mexico True TV YouTube video!



Winter Ski Season:  Open Thanksgiving Day through Spring Break

Summer Season: Open Memorial Day Weekend through September




Being Outdoors, Family Fun

Ski Season: Open Thanksgiving Day - Spring Break weather permitting

Summer Season: Open Memorial Day Weekend through October



9am-4pm daily



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Lift Tickets:  for detailed price info on lift tickets, multi-day and passes, visit Ski Apache's website

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From Ruidoso, take Hwy 48 North toward Alto. Proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

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