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.
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.
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. Throughout the lesson, your instructor will use Bluetooth radios to easily communicate with the group as a whole or an individual. Advanced booking required.
As winter kicks off in Ruidoso, the village fills with light after dark: from the much beloved annual Festival of Lights and the holiday displays in Midtown to the festive glow at Schoolhouse and Wingfield parks.
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. Celebrate the arrival of 2018 in Ruidoso with these New Year's Eve events.
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.
Ski season is here with Ski Apache opening on December 15, 2017 and Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour now open Thursday through Sunday.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables.
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