RUIDOSO IN THE NEWS
The Village of Ruidoso appears often in the press. Below is a selection of published articles and media mentions.
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Travel website Far & Wide names Ruidoso’s Cafe Rio as the best pizza in New Mexico. Read what reviewers had to say.
Billy the Kid Scenic Byway – New Mexico. Billy the Kid blazed a trail of mischief and mayhem through America’s Southwest like a horseback-riding, six-shooter-wielding Tasmanian devil. So much so that the state named a scenic byway after him. — CarRentals.com
Discover the best of Ruidoso with YOLO TX travel TV host Aerin Carreno as she shares her Ruidoso adventures in Season 2 opener.
“IF YOU EVER WANT to disappear for a while, there’s no better place than the hidden mountain town of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico.” — Matador Network
“Get ready for your new favorite lunch spot in the small town of Ruidoso.” —OnlyInYourState.com
“Ski towns are typically associated with dollar signs, but if you’re craving a mountain getaway, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Let us tell you about a magical place where empty trails, wildflowers as far as the eye can see, porches ripe for wildlife watching, streets upon streets of art galleries and shops, and a cozy downtown await.” — iExplore.com
When we think of Ski Apache, we think about amazing trails, stunning views, and an incredible skiing experience. With 55 trails, 11 lifts, a snow-making operation, and more than 750 skiable acres, Ski Apache makes skiing in New Mexico even sweeter. Here are a few of our favorite things about Ski Apache. - SKI NEW MEXICO
“If your Christmas feels like a three-ring circus inside a small tent, consider taking your show on the road to Ruidoso. In the heart of southern New Mexico’s Sierra Blanca Mountains, the town bursts with outdoor recreation, cozy cabins, and made-to-order holiday cheer.” — New Mexico Magazine (Dec. 2018)
Food writer Lauran Monitz spent the weekend cowgirling it up at her first Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Check out her tips for making the most of your visit.
“If Taos and Santa Fe had a lovechild, it would be Ruidoso. New Mexico’s second largest ski region, Ruidoso exudes a distinct Southwest chic while staying true to its cowboy culture roots. A “cabin in the woods” type of getaway, it’s the place to fall off the grid and never want to return to reality.” — Parenthood & Passports
Less than a 3-hour drive from El Paso, tucked in the mountains of New Mexico, is the Village of Ruidoso. It's known by many in the region as a place to escape the desert heat and landscape, offering the ability to ski and set up a tent in campgrounds filled with pine trees. — El Paso Times
“Ruidoso is best known for Ski Apache and the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, and visitors are well-served by both. But my family visited the village and its surrounding countryside during a stretch of less-busy summer weekdays, indulging our interests in history, Southwestern cuisine, fine art, live music, shopping and of course beautiful mountain scenery.” - THE OKLAHOMAN
"Ruidoso, about halfway between Roswell and Las Cruces in south-central New Mexico, isn’t really on the way to anywhere. Off the interstates and well south of tourist Meccas Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque, it is the somewhere – a small community with some big attractions worthy of being called a destination." — 405 Magazine
Ruidoso has evolved over the years from a tourist town that surged to life in the summer with the horseracing season and again in the winter as Texans hit the slopes of Ski Apache to a year-round playground that beckons tourists from across the U.S. — NMML.org
"A look at some of our favorite trails in what we consider one of the prettiest places in the country." — iExplore.com
"Ruidoso is one of those fabled Southwestern mountain towns that adventurous families crave and wayward explorers mostly dream about and rarely find." —iExplore.com
Ruidoso has been named one of the 'Most Popular U.S. Mountain Towns in 2017' by Tripping.com.
Whether it's your first Ruidoso road trip or you are a long-time local, it's always fun to see your place through the eyes of a visitor. Or, in this case through the camera lens of travel blogger Laura Lawson Visconti. Read at iExplore.com.
We love seeing liquid tourism grow across the state along with businesses with Ruidoso roots. Congrats to Noisy Water Winery on their new location in Santa Fe. — Albuquerque Journal
"The climb to Grindstone Mesa can be painful, but the payoff is anything but: Views of Sierra Blanca and surrounding mountains are spectacular." — AAA NEW MEXICO JOURNEY magazine
In a roundup of America's most picturesque small towns, USA Today named Ruidoso as New Mexico's prettiest small town. — USA Today
The festival was low-key and unpretentious, which the folks who made it up the hill appreciated. For a smaller festival, Wind Rider spent its money in the right places, delivering two stages both producing incredible sound and lighting. — BULLETMUSIC.NET
"Whether you’ve come to hike, ski, or bask in such a beautiful area, Ruidoso has you covered with these 10 dining options." - TheCultureTrip.com
Lincoln County is named #2 on the state’s Top Ten list of cool places to visit during your upcoming spring break. —RUIDOSO NEWS
Each winter, the lakes in Lincoln County become home to about 20 bald eagles, who arrive in November from Canada, Wyoming and Colorado. - Ruidoso News
The new Cornerstone Bakery & Café is triple the size of the old one, but at lunch time on its first day at the new address Tuesday, three times as many customers were occupying three times as many tables, savoring meals put in front of them by three times as many servers. — Ruidoso News.
GO FOR IT | Play like an athlete and relax like a hedonist in high-altitude Ruidoso. - NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE
For 15 years, Drew Gomber led tourists on tours of historic Lincoln and Lincoln County in New Mexico, helping them walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, follow the paths of people who fought in the Lincoln County War and explore the sites of legendary gunfights.―TRUE WEST MAGAZINE
"Perched on the eastern slopes of Sierra Blanca Peak (11,981ft), Ruidoso is a year-round resort town that’s downright bustling in the summer, attracts skiers in winter, has a lively arts scene, and is also home to a renowned racetrack. Neighboring Texans and locals escaping the summer heat of Alamogordo and Roswell are happy campers here (or more precisely, happy cabiners). The lovely Rio Ruidoso, a small creek with good fishing, runs through town." - LONELY PLANET
https://theculturetrip.com › USA › New Mexico. Feb 9, 2017 - Discover some delicious, varied food in Ruidoso, a cozy mountain town in New Mexico.
Jan 23, 2008 - These following ski and snowboard resorts have a western flair that can make any ... beautiful timber lodges and restaurants to be found at any resort in North America. ... I haven't found agood place for cowboy dancing, but the Mahogany Ridge has ... Today, real cowboys speak ofRuidoso with reverence.
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Dec 28, 2016 - After after sleeping under the stars, head into town and you will discover that historic hotels, inns and restaurants are the staple of Western ...
Dec 29, 2015 - Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy (Summer) ... of the West, returning to its roots as the place to see the best in Western art, bar none. .... Readers' Choice: Lincoln CountyCowboy Symposium, Ruidoso, NM. Best ... festival has celebrated the poetry, music and traditional arts of the American West.
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Vol. 4, No. 4 - Magazine
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