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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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“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 a totally different spring break adventure this year and head for the mountains for an unforgettable (and affordable) Ruidoso family vacation.
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.
“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
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
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)
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Grab your Girlfriends and spend the day shopping with some of the most unique exhibitors in town.
Celebrate National Puppy Day with a good cause [and beer] at The Hidden Tap! The Humane Society of Lincoln County will be onsite with adoptable dogs between 1 - 4 pm. $1 from every pint sold will go toward saving more lives.
Don’t miss the incredible Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring “Mickey Gilley” and “Johnny Lee!” These two country music legends will give you an experience to remember as they bring back some of their chart-topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, Urban Cowboy.
Two of the most successful ranchera singers in the world, Yolanda del Río and Beatriz Adriana, are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods. Be there as they perform all their greatest hits including “La Hija de Nadie,” “Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez,” “Adios y Bienvenida” and more.
Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event is right in town with easy access to Ruidoso restaurants, hotels, and services. Seriously, you could roll to the start from several hotels in Ruidoso. Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!
“Sing, Swing and Sizzle!” Tight vocal harmonies, show-stopping tap dance and a roaring big band sound are the hallmarks of The Satin Dollz. Reminiscent of a 1940’s USO tour, these talented beauties have charmed audiences around the world.
Come and have fun with us playing under the stars! Registration starts at 6 pm. Glow sticks and water provided with prizes and rewards for participants. Entrance Fee $20.00. 2 Full Rounds "Front Nine" . Online Registration at: https://www.quickscores.com/ruidoso
Come out and join Ruidoso Parks and Rec for the First Annual Bunny Run at Cedar Creek. You are welcome to run / walk with an Easter Costume. We'll have Medals for the "Top 3" Finishers in each division. The Village of Ruidoso, Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt will be right after the Run at 10:00AM. Hope to see you there. Registration fee: $15. For more information call Parks and Recreation at 575-257-5030.
Families and children of all ages are invited to join our community Easter Egg Hunt to search for Easter Eggs at Cedar Creek Campground while enjoying fire engine rides and a visit with the Easter Bunny and Smokey Bear.Please be on time. The Egg Hunt starts 10:00am sharp!
Legendary British swing band, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are the first live band to reach the finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their uplifting award-winning video, “Bring Me Sunshine,” which went viral with 3 million views. Saturday, April 27 at 7pm • $39 - $65 | Homestyle Angus Beef Meatloaf Buffet at 5pm, $20
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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.