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Whether you're the outdoorsy type, a foodie, an art-connoisseur or someone who loves to dabble in it all, there's something for everyone in Ruidoso.
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Ruidoso's lush mountain setting and easy access to wilderness have inspired unforgettable experiences for generations. Top it off with hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, alpine skiing, and year-round golf and you have the ultimate outdoor destination.
The best Ruidoso family vacations begin with carefree moments that last a lifetime and inspire you to return again and again.
From coffeehouses and cheeseburgers, steaks and seafood, to pizza and all the barbecue you can eat, Ruidoso offers a taste of everything for everyone.
With so many entertainment attractions and events—from musical performances and cultural festivals to fun for the whole family—there's never a dull moment in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso offers history buffs a region rich in Native American cultures, famous forts and time-honored traditions along with legendary characters and cowboy folklore.
Immerse yourself in our laid-back village vibe and transform yourself into a new person during your vacation. Whether you book a spa treatment, join a yoga class, or just kick back and enjoy the view, Ruidoso is slow travel perfected.
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A paddle sport for all ages and skill levels. Easy to learn. Gentler than tennis. Play Pickleball, a recreational craze that borrows from tennis, ping pong and badminton.
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
What's the weather in Ruidoso? Check out the official Village of Ruidoso Tourism Webcam from its strategic point overlooking Midtown in the heart of Ruidoso’s shopping and restaurant district with Sierra Blanca towering in the distance.
Tips on how to dress and gear up for your Ruidoso winter vacation. Think warm layers, a hat and gloves, waterproof jackets, cozy pullovers, wool socks and more.
Go tubing at Ruidoso Winter Park. There are lanes for racing your friends and a Magic Carpet conveyor belt for an uphill ride. Adrenaline junkies can descend individually, in tandem — or for the fastest and longest ride, in group clusters in a giant tube. After your chilly thrill, retreat to a warming VIP Igloo to cozy up in with a hot drink and a snack.
“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)
Whether you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a romantic evening, a night out with friends, or a celebration the whole family can enjoy, Ruidoso has you covered with options for every budget. Celebrate the arrival of 2019 in Ruidoso with these New Year's Eve events.
Snuggle in front of a fire. Build a snowman. Take a walk in the forest. Stargaze. Ruidoso embraces winter weather with plenty of no-cost activities to keep your vacation on budget.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables.
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What could go wrong by pairing local craft beer and farm-to-table dining? Nothing! This perfect pairing features local favorite Lost Hiker Brewing Company with the wonderful farm-to-table style restaurant, Hunt & Harvest Tickets are $45 with limited seating. Purchase your tickets today.
The social event of the season. Food, entertainment, and an opportunity to bid on many items and services from local and regional businesses and artists. Admission $10.00
Bettman & Halpin have been touring as a duo since 2008 and will be playing live on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, Their music takes the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin; to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics. Tickets $20 at Eventbrite.
Don’t miss this live performance by Chris Lane, a popular country music singer and songwriter. He has released one album as front-man of the Chris Lane Band, a second album, Girl Problems, and a third album, Laps Around the Sun.
Don’t miss this fun, relaxing, and social evening where you get to create your own painting while sipping on some award winning wine. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Take your canvas painting home. $40 per person. Space is limited (10). Sign up now.
Support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to school children living in poverty. Bring $10 worth of nonperishable food items to Ruidoso Winter Park on Sunday February 3, 2019, and receive a free tubing ticket!
Dine for a cause at this 10 course gourmet meal with each course prepared by a different White Apron Society Chef and paired with a wine from Noisy Water Winery. All proceeds go to support High Mountain Youth Project to benefit homeless youth. Limited tickets available.
Gene Watson’s powerful voice and multi-octave range makes him one of the most masterful voices in Country music. His long career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens and over 76 charted singles. Watson can sing the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent – a gift that’s delivered so smooth, mellow and true in his many hits like “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Nothing Sure Looked Good On You” and “Farewell Party.”
Saturday, February 9 at 7pm • $39 - $65
Southern Fried Chicken Buffet at 5pm, $20
Rodney Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again this year as he regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the US, Canada, and even Australia.
Valentine's is about love, so what better way to share some love than with your favorite gal pals. Kicking off the holiday is Galentine’s at Enchanted Vine. The event begins with a yoga session (bring your own mat), followed by cocktails and brunch, and then a clothing swap! There will also be card making crafts to help you create a Valentine for your loved one. Reserve your space now at Eventbrite.
Calling all foodies and wine lovers: This is a great opportunity to sample New Mexico wines while enjoying local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and local brews for those who aren't wine drinkers. Fun for everyone!
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Chasing powder in Ruidoso. 🙌
⛷ Matt Ingram and Eric Vaughn, 🏂 Logan Fle, 🎿 Ski Apache and Ski New Mexico.
Grab some local libations, Lost Hiker Brewery, Noisy Water Winery or Glencoe Distillery. discoverruidoso.com "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 beers and wines 🍺🍷🍸...." 🎶 Mike Kelly
The leaves are changing. There's the smell of green chiles roasting in the air. The air is turning colder. Come take a drive up Ski Run Road in Ruidoso, New Mexico with us.
Here's a look back at the 29th Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. You'll find chuck wagons, live music, great food, and fun for the whole family.
Have you checked out Ruidoso's newest outdoor adventure outfitter?! Back Country Attitudes will take you on 80 miles of trails during this 4-hour white-knuckle adventure that will leave you with a dusty smile from ear to ear.
If you missed the first annual All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso, New Mexico here's a quick recap of the night featuring knock out performances by Walker McGuire and Josh Abbott Band. LANCO headlined day 2! discoverruidoso.com
With hundreds of miles of trails around Ruidoso, you're sure to find the perfect hike right outside your front door.