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Ruidoso's Winter Activities and Ski Shops

Ski ApachePhoto by Rankin Harvey

The downhill rush of skiing, snowboarding and tubing in Ruidoso comes with an enchanting boot scootin' beat. From Thanksgiving through Easter Ruidoso packs away the summer racing silks and turns to winter sports on the slopes of nearby Ski Apache and the tubing runs of Winter Park Recreational Area.

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If you’ve never been tubing, the only skill required is hanging on for the rush. Tubing is a huge draw families for its baseline accent on thrill without skill (no classes, equipment or the right clothes needed). To a skier it may seem like a cheap thrill, but to a family it’s an exhausting joy ride.

Twelve miles up Ski Run Road is Ski Apache, operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Chances are that you won’t need chains, but bring them if you’ve got them. The resort features the second largest lift capacity in New Mexico (including a non-stop gondola to the top of the mountain), elevating the skier/snowboarder to slopes manicured for all talents, from bunny to black diamond.  Ski Apache has extreme snow-making capabilities from top to bottom. 

Winter Activity Providers

A-Frame Ski Shop & Stan's Snowboard

Map Exclusive Burton Snowboard dealer in Ruidoso!

Action Ski & Snowboard

  • 360 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso
  • Winter Activities
Map As you are coming into town from Texas, we are the first Ski Shop on your right.

Alto Ski Shop

Map We are the last shop before the ski slopes and the first one when you return. Easy access and plenty of parking.

Boarder Stop

  • 348 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso
  • Winter Activities
  • 800-784-3676
Map Offering a large variety of handpicked inventory.

Happy Hiker Ruidoso

  • 2330 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso
  • Winter Activities
  • 575-315-0123
Map Happy Hiker Ruidoso can help you get outdoors and on the trails!

Rocky Mountain Sports

  • 1103 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso
  • Winter Activities
Map The only sensible place for guests of Condotel to rent your equipment.

Ruidoso Winter Park

Map Ruidoso has a first-class tubing area offering some of the most exciting tubing found anywhere. The Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" called it the "Holy Grail of Snow Tubing."

Ski Apache

Map Ski Apache is Southern New Mexico's premier ski and snowboard resort featuring triple and quad chairs as well as New Mexico's only 8 person high speed gondola.

Ski Apache Ski Shop

  • NM State Highway 532 @ Ski Apache Ski Area, Alto
  • Winter Activities
Map 20 years of serving skiers and going strong. Ski rental shop and Snowboard rental shop do not rent clothing.

Ski Ruidoso Ski Shop

Map Save time and money by reserving your ski or snowboard rentals online today! Ask us about our Progressive Discount!!!

St. Bernard Ski & Snowboard Superstore

Map Visit our 12,000 Square Foot Superstore

Wild West Ski Shop

Map Voted Ruidoso's best ski shop two years running!