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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2011                                                                                                          


Ski Apache Prepares for 50th Season with November Opening

Ski Apache opened as Sierra Blanca Ski Resort during Christmas 1961. Today, as Ski Apache celebrates its 50th season on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, New Mexico’s southernmost major ski area is one of the most popular in the Southwest. Fifty-five trails and three terrain parks are served by 10 lifts and New Mexico’s only gondola, virtually eliminating long lift lines. Extensive snow-making capabilities stand ready to supplement, if needed, the area’s average annual snowfall of 15 feet, ensuring superb skiing and riding from Thanksgiving through late March.

Starting with its projected opening on Thanksgiving Day, the mountain is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Full price lift tickets are $54 for adults, $47 for seniors (60 years and older), $43 for military personnel, $45 for teens (13-17 years) and $34 for children under 13. Group ticket discounts are also available in addition to individual ski and snowboard equipment rentals, $20 for adults and $12 for children. Lifts run daily including holidays and more than 100 instructors are available daily for lessons. And with 15 feet of average annual snowfall in addition to its snowmaking capabilities, Ski Apache’s three terrain parks provide the hottest action on the mountain featuring five standard boxes, one rainbow box, three flat rails, one battleship rail, one flat-down-flat rail and one A-frame rail.

Upcoming Events on the Hill:

  • Warren Miller Film – Nov. 19
  • 3rd Annual  Dummy Gelude Jump Competition and Torch Light Parade– Dec. 18
  • Free Music on the Mountain and Terrain Park Competitions every other Saturday afternoon
  • Kids Klub activities which take place on Sundays from Jan. 2 through Feb. 20
  • Pond Skimming Competition on March 19

Ski Apache offers a live web cam, found at www.SkiApache.com, along with an interactive trail map, up-to-the-minute weather conditions and  snow reports, also available via RSS feed and text alert. For more details on Ski Apache visit www.skiapache.com or call 575 464-3600.


George Lopez – Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18

Lopez built a successful career by finding humor in his difficult childhood and in the Mexican-American community. He transformed his experiences into material for a stand-up comedy act and by the late 1980s was a success, playing clubs around the country and appearing on television shows and comedy specials. Tickets from $30-$150.

Warren Miller Film Premier – Saturday, November 19

Ski Apache is proud to present the Warren Miller film, Like There’s No Tomorrow, at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Miller’s premieres are an experience, a party, and a phenomenon not to be missed. The film premieres at 7pm in the Convention Center at the Inn.  Tickets are $7 adults and $4 children, 12 and under. Mescalero Tribal members get $1 off each ticket purchased.

Don Williams – Tuesday, November 22

Don Williams, the country singer/songwriter, is known for his smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and an imposing build, which earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant” of country music. His songs have a knack of speaking directly to people’s hearts. Tickets from $25 to $75.

Glenn Campbell – Sunday, December 18

In a legendary musical career that spans more than five decades, Glen Campbell, the original Rhinestone Cowboy, brings his talents to the Inn of the Mountain Gods’ stage. Glen Campbell topped the country and pop music charts in the 1960’s and 70’s singing songs about life, love, work, and heartache. His accolades as a musician and singer are as impressive as his talent. People magazine says “The Rhinestone Cowboy remains a strong, robust voice after all these years.” Tickets from $25 to $75.

All shows, doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows can be purchased by visiting www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com or calling 888-262-0478.

New Year’s Eve Celebration –Saturday, December 31

There’s no such thing as too much glamour . . . so spend New Year’s Eve with the Stars at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Don you signature look for a New Year’s Eve celebration that is sure to be unmatched. Attend a daytime show which includes a full brunch and a live performance by the world’s top Michael Jackson, Elton John and Tina Turner impersonators. The celebration will end with a countdown and champagne toast for $75 per person. Daytime show begins at 11 a.m.

Or head to the evening show, where there will be a gourmet meal along with the live performance. The celebration will also include dancing, a balloon drop, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight for $125 per person. Evening show begins at 7 p.m. To make reservations call (800) 545-9011 or go to www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com.

Club 49
Fri. and Sat. from 8 p.m. to 1a.m.

November 4 & 5
Sam I AM – Disco Dance Party

November 11 & 12
Johnny & The Crashers – Classic Rock

November 17
Suzi Weber and the Mixx – Country; Classic Rock

November 18 & 19
Cadillac Kings – Country B

November 22
Juke Joint Jumpers – Country

November 25 & 26
The Automatics – Classic Rock

December 2 & 3
The Space Oddities – Classic Rock

December 9 & 10
Electric Edric – Favorites from the 70s to present

December 16 & 17
Iron Chiwawa – Classic Rock

December 23, 24 & 25
Suzi Weber and the Mixx – Country; Classic Rock

December 30 & 31 – New Year’s Eve Party!
Burning Bridges – Variety

Wendell’s Restaurant
Fri. and Sat. nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wendell’s Lounge
Fri. and Sat. nights from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


$9.99 Pasta Night

On Wednesdays at Gathering of the Nations Buffet from 11:30am to 9pm tantalize your taste buds with an ever-changing array of pasta selections each week, such as Salmon Penne Pasta with Tuscan Gold Roma, Rigatoni Veal Ragu, to name a few (whole grain and wheat pasta also offered).

Give Thanks on November 24

Spend Thanksgiving at the Inn of the Mountain Gods with great food at three great restaurants: Big Game Sports Bar, Gathering of Nations Buffet, and Wendell’s. Whether looking for fine dining or a simple, casual Thanksgiving dinner, the Inn serves up plenty of options with a variety of menus and specials available on Thursday, November 24. To see the menus and variety of selections go to www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com.


Annual Coins for Cans Holiday Food Drive

Each day (excluding Monday’s) through November 20, Apache Spirit Club members who bring in five, non-perishable items will receive 5X bonus points that day. Donations are to be brought to the Apache Spirit Club booth at Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino or Casino Apache Travel Center. Donations go to local food pantries to assist the needy. With each donation, the Inn is one step closer to the goal of collecting 10 tons of food this holiday season.

November Point Frenzy

Throughout November, slot players actively playing on a slot machine can randomly win 5,000 bonus points ($25 point value) between noon and midnight on Thursdays at Casino Apache Travel Center and Saturdays at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Drawings are held on those days at 6pm for eight prizes of up to 250,000 points ($1,250 point value). A grand prize of 1 million points ($5,000 point value) will also be awarded at the drawing on November 26 at the Inn. Over $75,000 in points will be awarded throughout the month to over 2,000 winners!


Promotions abound Friday, November 11. All Club members playing slot machines at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache Travel Center on 11/11/11 could be one of 111 winners of $111 free Spirit Play between the hours of 11am and 11pm. In addition, all craps players at both properties who roll an 11 on the field can double the bet, plus receive a virtual entry into the 11:11pm drawing for $1,111.11. Also, for every 11 points earned on an ASC card, all Club members receive an entry into the same drawing for $1,111.11plus additional $111 free Spirit Play prizes.


Monday-Friday: No Limit Hold’em
Starts at 12 p.m. (sign-up begins at 11:30 a.m.)

$16 buy-in, plus $4 entry fee single table shootout.

Monday: Splash ‘in the Cash

Starts at 7 p.m.

$35 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more in chips.

Tuesday: Plow the Competition Challenge

Starts at 6 p.m.

$35 buy-in gets 2000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1000 more in chips.

Wednesday: No Limit Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Starts at 6 p.m. (sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.)

$55 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more chips. Every player knocked out of tournament pays $10.

Thursday: No Limit Texas Hold’em Re-Buy

Starts at 6 p.m.

$25 buy-in gets 2000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1000 more in chips.

Sunday: No Limit Hold’em

Starts at 2 p.m. (sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.)

$55 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more chips.

Tuesday Slot Tournaments at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

Starts at 1p.m. with sessions each hour through 5p.m. (sign up any time at the Apache Spirit Club the day of the tournament)

$20 entry fee. Each player gets 300 credits. Half of day’s entrants will be included in prize pool.

**Sunday and Wednesday tournaments have a $5 entry fee included in buy-in. Management reserves the right to change or cancel tournaments without notice. For more information contact the IMGRC Poker Room at 575-464-7799**

For more information on promotions, events and activities at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, please visit: http://www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com/recreational_onsiteactivitiesschedule.asp.


Editor’s Note:  Photos and interviews available upon request

Kerri Garcia
775 240-0283