When Is The Best Time To Visit Ruidoso?

Ruidoso, New Mexico: A vacation destination for all seasons. 

Ruidoso, New Mexico: A vacation destination for all seasons. 

With over 300 days of sunshine every year, there is no one best time to visit Ruidoso. No matter when you plan your trip, there's something for everyone. Winter is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding at Ski Apache and tubing at Ruidoso Winter Park. In summer, it's time for horse racing at Ruidoso Downs and escaping to Ruidoso's cool mountain climate. But locals know that Ruidoso is just as spectacular off-season.

SUMMER

On a fine summer day, the temperature is cool, the sun is shining, and Ruidoso visitors and locals indulge their overwhelming urge to go outside and play

AUTUMN

Summer ends with an explosion of yellow in the forests. This is a tranquil season when groves of Aspen trees blanket the mountains in yellow and the summer visitors return home. 

WINTER

The snow season in Ruidoso begins in November and lasts at least until April. With skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, plus plenty of holiday events, winter is a popular season to visit.

SPRING

April's daytime temperatures average in the mid-60s, and without all the clamor and commotion of the high-season crowds, visitors can slow down and leisurely absorb the local vibe.