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. Fan favorites such as the Wind Rider zip line tour, gondola rides, and endless hiking return this summer while the resort is introducing guided mountain bike tours and picnic basket lunches sure to excite any outdoor enthusiast. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
Discover some of Ruidoso's best patio bars, alfresco terraces and outdoor restaurants to make the most of your Ruidoso vacation.
The Fort Stanton State Historic Site is a must-see historic attraction when visiting Lincoln County. Few sites in the nation encompass the breadth of history seen at the Fort.
Take in the breathtaking views of Inn of the Mountain Gods as you glide over the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero. Offering parallel cables so riders can enjoy the view side-by-side.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool in Ruidoso.
Give your kids an adventure they’ll never forget. From youngsters to tweens, Ruidoso Wilderness Camps gets kids out in nature. From fishing and canoeing, to hiking and outdoor sports, plus horseback riding and rock climbing, our Parks & Rec wilderness camps offer it all.
Enjoy a day of gallery hopping in Ruidoso's Midtown shopping district with this recommended art itinerary.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso.
Cool temperatures. Unbelievable scenery. This is the Ruidoso golf experience. With four spectacular Ruidoso area golf courses, each course is situated against breathtaking backdrops with its own personality and landscape. Discover which one is best for you.
Use these tips to get on your way camping with the entire family and create camping memories now.
The All American Futurity (G1) is the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America, regardless of breed. Run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in the mountain village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, the $3 million race is contested by 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. It will be run on September 4, 2017.
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. In summer, it's time for horse racing and escaping the heat. But locals know that Ruidoso is just as spectacular off-season.
Witness panoramic vistas from the top of Ski Apache. Look for wildlife and enjoy the cool temperatures of Sierra Blanca Peak. For extra fun, rent a mountain bike at Ski Apache, take it up the mountain on the gondola, and ride down.
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.
"Ruidoso has a little bit of everything, making it the perfect vacation spot for the family. Whether you crave culture or are an avid outdoorsman, you can find it all in this sliver of New Mexico." —TravelMindset.Com