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.
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. To learn more, view this New Mexico True TV YouTube video.
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Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
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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
Sharpen your skiing skills with a guided lesson in a group of 5 or less at Ski Apache. Lessons are offered daily and are open to skiers and riders of all skill sets. Advanced booking required.
This adrenaline-pumping, three-span zip tour begins above 11,000 feet with parallel cables so riders can ride side-by-side. It also spans over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
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
Established in 1873 by presidential order, the Mescalero Apache reservation covers 720 square miles of land adjacent to the Village of Ruidoso. The Mescalero Apache Tribe owns and operates both Ski Apache Ski Resort and the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino as well as other Reservation-based enterprises.
Your first time on the slopes can be a daunting experience. It can also be a blast! These tips from the pros at Ski Apache will help you to stay safe while you're having fun, and ensure that you get the most from your ski vacation.
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