Winter Trip Ideas
Discover the most amazing places for a Ruidoso winter getaway. We’ve compiled our winter vacation ideas—all our top attractions, best food, cultural happenings, most memorable activities – and hidden gems worth traveling for. Meet the locals, find the best deals from our partners, and learn how to get here, get around, and find accommodations.
Due to an unseasonably warm autumn, Ski Apache has pushed their ski season opening date to Dec. 15, 2017, instead of Thanksgiving weekend as initially planned. Mountain officials have confirmed that the gondola and Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour will begin operations on Nov. 24, 2017 and will be open Thursdays through Sundays.
From downhill excitement on the slopes of Ski Apache and the tubing runs of Winter Park Recreational Area to horse-drawn sleigh rides through Upper Canyon, here are some of our most popular winter activities.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables.
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.
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.
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.