Best Ski Resorts in New Mexico: 6 Reasons to Visit Ski Apache

Looking for the best ski resorts in New Mexico? There’s only one destination to visit this ski season: Ski Apache, New Mexico’s premier mountain ski resort.

Nestled along the scenic Sierra Blanca mountains of New Mexico near Ruidoso and Inn of the Mountain Gods Hotel in Mescalero, Ski Apache is the United States’s southernmost ski area with the best warm-weather skiing in the country.

Ski Apache boasts breathtaking views, New Mexico’s only eight-passenger gondola, and over 750 skiable acres of terrain for all ages and skill levels!

Need more convincing? Here are 6 reasons why Ski Apache should be your New Mexico ski vacation destination:

 Dozens Of slopes & trails for all skill levelsboarders at ski apache new mexico ski resort

Ski Apache has an assortment of ski and snowboard trails for all ages and skill levels. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders will have no problem finding slopes and trails that cater to their skills.

There are a total of 55 runs and trails available from wide beginner slopes to tough bump runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes, and rails.

The area typically gets an annual snowfall of 15 feet with enhanced snowmaking all the way to the summit of Sierra Blanca!

Download the Ski Apache trail map here.

New Mexico’s Only Eight-Passenger Gondolawoman snowboarding down slope

Visitors will enjoy picturesque views of the Sierra Blanca peak aboard New Mexico’s only eight-passenger gondola!

Ski Apache also has 11 lifts, making it easier for riders to get to and from the best slopes on the mountain.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

No skis? No problem! 

Ski Apache Rentals offers ski and snowboard rentals for kids and adults from brands like Burton, K2, and Head at affordable prices.

Ski Apache also offers snowboard repair, including base welding, tune-ups, and waxing.

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS FOR ALL AGESgroup lessons at ski apache new mexico ski resorts

Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you’re just looking for a refresher course, Ski Apache’s expert instructors will have you skiing or snowboarding in no time!

From private and group lessons for children and adults, Ski Apache has something for everyone.

Plus, Ski Apache also offers adaptive sports lessons for individuals with disabilities. The program’s certified instructors will help those with disabilities access the mountain and experience the winter’s most exhilarating sport.

Private lessons must be booked in advance.

Good Eats At Inn of the Mountain Gods

From upscale dining experiences to brews and burgers, Inn of the Mountain Gods has something for even the pickiest appetites!

eagle cafe at ski apache new mexico ski resort

After a day of shredding snow, head to Inn of the Mountain Gods where the entire family will enjoy a hearty lunch and dinner. For pub-fare, visit Big Game Sports Bar for a juicy burger or a hearty sandwich and fries. Broken Arrow Tap House has 70 beers on tap, a full coffee bar, and your favorite bar bites. Plus, Broken Arrow Tap House is open for breakfast, making it a perfect option for riders staying overnight at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Enjoy aged steaks, fresh seafood, and decadent desserts with a view at Wendell’s Steak and Seafood. Perfect for a romantic rendezvous, Wendell’s offers an impressive wine list to pair with their menu of high-quality dishes.

New Mexico Hotel Deals For Ski Seasondeluxe room interior

In conjunction with Ski Apache, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, New Mexico, proudly offers New Mexico hotel deals throughout the New Mexico ski season for great money-saving discounts on hotel rooms at New Mexico’s top mountain resort.

Ready to go skiing? Learn more about Ski Apache.

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Places to Visit in Southern New Mexico

Families, groups, art-enthusiasts, couples, outdoor adventurers, and more will find something to appreciate on a visit to any of New Mexico’s best southern attractions. Casino gaming, alien-themed museums, rolling white sand dunes, and hidden caverns are just some of the top places to visit in southern New Mexico.

Read on to discover the 7 top places to visit in southern New Mexico!

The old wooden wheel from a carriage
Hubbard Museum of the American West

Where: Ruidoso Downs

Contact: (575) 378-4142

Located in Ruidoso Downs, this southern New Mexico museum is an ode to the old American West and is a popular attraction among all ages. The museum includes six exhibits that feature sculptures, centuries-old horse-drawn vehicles, American Southwest-inspired jewelry, and stunning artwork.

Inn of the Mountain Gods

Where: Mescalero

Casino gaming. Fishing. Ziplining. Concerts. Golfing. Oh my! These are just some of the things you can experience at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservations in Mescalero, New Mexico, Inn of the Mountain Gods has remained a favorite among travelers visiting the area, whether it be for a weekend trip or just to pass-through for some of the best casino gaming in New Mexico. See everything this southern New Mexico resort has to offer!

woman snowboarding down slope
Ski Apache

Where: Alto

Contact: (575) 464-3600

Ski Apache is southern New Mexico’s top destination for snow skiing and snowboarding. Located at the alpine peak of Sierra Blanca, this premier New Mexico skiing and snowboard resort offers some of the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world. The resort offers slopes for all skill levels, bump runs, a terrain park, and a bowl. The park is also open during the warmer months for hiking, biking, and ziplining.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Where: Carlsbad

Contact: (575) 785-2232

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to 119 hidden caverns that lay beneath the Chihuahuan Desert’s surface. Visitors can take a ranger-guided tour or tour the caverns at your own pace. The park’s Bat Flight Program is a truly unique event that is held at the caverns every evening from Memorial Day weekend through October.

Light beam from flying UFO
Roswell, New Mexico

From bug-eyed aliens to flying saucers, Roswell is certainly well-known for its extra-terrestrial obsession. Visitors will find plenty of alien-themed museums and shops to feed any out-of-this-world appetites. The fifth-largest New Mexico city is also home to many outdoor recreation areas, magnificent state parks, and the Spring River Park & Zoo.

White Sands National Monument

Where: Holloman

Contact: (575) 479-6124

Encompassing 275 miles of desert, White Sands National Monument is the world’s largest gypsum dune field. The rolling white sand peaks are truly a unique attraction and the park was listed as a national monument in 1933. Visitors can hike, bike, sled the dunes, drive the dunes, or attend a ranger program during their visit.

upper cliff dwelling national monument
Silver City, New Mexico

Silver City is home to a historic downtown area, an eclectic art district, and nearby outdoor recreation areas and state parks including the Catwalk Recreation Area and the Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Named for its silver ore discovery in the late 1800s, this intimate southwest town has become a must-visit destination in southern New Mexico for its festivals, events, and vibrant community.

Reserve your southern New Mexico hotel accommodations for your next visit.

Christmas in New Mexico 2019 – Events, Festivals & More

The holidays are almost here—that means Christmas festivities, delicious food, and lots to do around New Mexico. Use our guide to find the best Christmas events, holiday dining options, and so much more in and around Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort in Mescalero.

Don’t be a scrooge—check out what you can do this holiday season in New Mexico!

The Top New Mexico Christmas Events

christmas tree with ornamentsRuidoso Christmas Jubilee | Friday, November 8th — Sunday, November 10th

Get into the holiday spirit at this year’s Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Season’s tidings and holiday festivities will be on full display at this Ruidoso Christmas event. Local crafters and artisans will sell gifts, decorations, and other local goods. Kids will have a chance to visit Santa, including fun crafts and stories.

The fun runs from Friday, November 8th – Sunday, November 10th.

  • 12 p.m. — 5 p.m. Friday, November 8th
  • 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday, November 9th
  • 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Sunday, November 10th

Admission is $2 per person. Ages 12 and under are free.

Grindstone Stables Sleigh Rides | Thanksgiving Day — January 4th, 2020

Jingle all the way through Ruidoso’s Upper Canyon during a sleigh ride at Grindstone Stables. These sleigh rides are perfect for all ages, with sleighs adorned with jingle bells and beautiful draft horses that pull you through Ruidoso’s oldest areas. Snow or no snow, these sleigh rides are sure to delight! Each sleigh ride is 30 minutes, and rides depart every day from Thanksgiving through January at 5:30 p.m. Rides are $20 per adult and $10 per child 12 and under. Reservations are recommended. Call (575) 257-2241 for more information.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Christmas Tree Lighting | Sunday, December 1st

The Christmas season officially begins in Mescalero, New Mexico with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Inn of the Mountain Gods. All are welcome to enjoy this free holiday event that offers festive activities for the entire family. The holiday fun begins at 1 pm with a Barnes & Noble pop-up shop and continues with cookies and hot cocoa, a free screening of A Charlie Brown Christmas, carolers, and photos with Santa. The festive evening ends at 6 pm as the Inn of the Mountain Gods Christmas tree is illuminated with sparkling lights.

Christmas in the Park | Thursday, December 5th

All ages will have a jolly time when they visit Schoolhouse Park in Ruidoso on November 29th for Christmas in the Park. This classic Ruidoso festival will include Christmas carolers, festive music, and sleigh rides, as Christmas lights sparkle throughout the park. And don’t miss out on visiting the big man himself—Santa Claus! The fun is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 5th.

christmas tree with decorationsRuidoso Festival of Lights Parade | Saturday, December 7th

Cars covered in glowing lights and Christmas cheer spread across the street, the Ruidoso Festival of Lights Parade is a must-experience Christmas event in Ruidoso. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., watch as festive floats, marchers, and more bring holiday jubilee to Ruidoso. The parade will start on the corner of Sudderth/Mechem and wind through Midtown before ending at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce.

The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater | Saturday, December 21st & Sunday, December 22nd

Enjoy a Christmas classic when you purchase your tickets to The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater. Located in Alto, NM—just minutes from Ruidoso—Spencer Theater will feature the Dali’ Ballet Company’s rendition of this holiday classic. Not only will the performances leave you awestruck, but the production—including a Christmas tree that grows 40 feet—is equally as spectacular. The Nutcracker will run for two nights at Spencer Theater: Saturday, December 21st at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 22nd at 2 p.m. Contact (575) 336-4800 for tickets.

Take a peek at the Inn of the Mountain Gods entertainment schedule.

New Mexico Holiday Dining Options

Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey on rustic wooden tableWendell’s Thanksgiving Brunch

Time: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Visit Wendell’s Steak & Seafood at Inn of the Mountain Gods and enjoy a full spread of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Menu options include succulent carved options like Lavender Brined Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib of Roast Beef, Braised Beef Short Ribs, and Seared King Salmon. This Thanksgiving feast will also have a raw bar, salads, soup, and an omelet station. Cost per person is $90. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (575) 464-7842 to make your reservations.

Cozy New Mexico Hotel Rooms for the Holidays

Inn of the Mountain Gods’ warm and cozy lodging is perfect for a holiday getaway. Enjoy the upscale features and amenities of a resort with the comforts of home. Our resort includes spacious rooms and suites, fit for any occasion.

Each of our accommodations boasts impeccable views of the mountains and lush forests surrounding the resort.

Presidential Suite: Two private balconies; king bed; a whirlpool tub; living area; dining area; kitchenette; multiple TVs

Deluxe Suite: King bed; private balcony; a whirlpool tub; multiple TVs; living area with queen-sized sleeper sofa

Royal Suite: King bed; private balcony; a whirlpool tub; living area with queen-sized sleeper sofa; multiple TVs; dining area

Superior Room: One king bed or two queen beds; flat-screen TV; coffee maker; private balcony

Luxury Room: Private balcony; two queen beds or one king bed; queen-sized sleeper sofa; flat-screen TV; coffee maker

Standard Room: One king bed or two queen beds; flat-screen TV; coffee maker

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Top New Mexico September, October & November Things to Do

Summer will soon be coming to a close, with cooler weather arriving at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. But just because the season is changing doesn’t mean the fun and excitement stops on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Visitors and locals alike will find plenty of family-friendly activities, events, and attractions near our New Mexico resort casino to delight and excite.

Check out our top choices for New Mexico things to do and events for fall 2019.

Mescalero Things to Do for Fall

A Golf Day with the Family

As the weather begins to cool, the course becomes less crowded, thus making the perfect time for a relaxing day out on the green with family and friends. The Inn of the Mountain Gods’ Championship Golf Course features beautiful greens and picturesque scenes that will only get better as the leaves begin to change color. Our New Mexico golf course offers discounted rates all year long, including Junior rates for kids 17 and younger through September. Discover why Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course is voted as one of the most stunning courses in New Mexico! Book your tee time here.

Scenic Mescalero & Ruidoso Hiking

The proximity of our New Mexico resort casino makes for some great time to explore the outdoors. As the leaves begin to change color and the air begins to cool, exploring the nearby natural wonders becomes a must. From Lincoln National Forest to Sierra Blanca at nearby Ski Apache, there’s outdoor adventure for all experience levels near our New Mexico resort casino. Just remember to have your camera ready! Find out where the best Mescalero and Ruidoso hiking trails are located.

Phenomenal Fishing at Lake Mescalero

From dawn till dusk, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino offers everything you need to enjoy a day on Lake Mescalero. Located just a short distance from the resort, Lake Mescalero is stocked annually with nearly 20,000 trout and offers year-round availability as well as a fishing shop offering pole rentals, fishing permits, bait, and more. Create new family memories this fall when you get the perfect catch! Learn more about fishing at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.

Hit the Slopes at Ski Apache

Ski Apache offers a little of everything, from hiking, biking, and zip-lining (and much more!). Yet, you can’t take a trip to Ski Apache without enjoying some time on the slopes! Ski Apache offers slopes and obstacles for all experience levels, from wide beginner slopes to tough bump runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes, and rail. If you’re new to skiing, Ski Apache’s professional staff also offers lessons and rentals are available to all visitors. Ski Apache’s opening day is Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).

For tickets, seasonal passes, and hours, call (575) 464-3600.

There are tons of other family-friendly activities and attractions around our New Mexico resort casino; the toughest part is deciding what to choose this fall!

New Mexico September Events

Friends toasting with beer in a pubBrews, Blues & BBQ | Inn of the Mountain Gods | Saturday, Sept. 21st

The music will be jamming and the brews will be flowing at Brews, Blues & BBQ at Inn of the Mountain Gods from noon – 6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 21st. Over 200 different beers from various breweries will be available for sampling. Find a spot on the lawn and enjoy the music against a stunning backdrop of Lake Mescalero. $25 gets you 10 four-ounce pours of your favorite beers; must be 21 years or older to attend.

Ruidoso Kite Festival | Saturday, Sept. 21st – Sunday, Sept. 22nd

Build or purchase your own kite at the Ruidoso Kite Festival. Hosted at the White Mountain Sports Complex in Ruidoso, this family-friendly festival includes food, drinks, and demonstrations by professional kite flyers. The event is from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

New Mexico October Events

Ruidoso Aspenfest | Saturday, Oct. 5th – Sunday, Oct. 6th

Welcome autumn with food, drinks, and crafts at Ruidoso Aspenfest. This is Ruidoso’s annual fall celebration that includes a parade, local craft vendors, and plenty of food and drinks! General admission is $5 and kids ages 16 and under are free. The festival is from 10 am to 6 pm.

Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | Ruidoso Downs | Friday, Oct. 10th – Sunday, Oct. 13th

Don’t miss the west’s finest cowboy festival, the 30th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. This weekend-long representation of the old west will include demonstrations, storytellings, chuckwagon cook-offs, craftsmen, live music, a kids rodeo, and much more! Daily admission is $20 for Friday and Saturday; admission is free on Sunday; children 16 and under are free each day. Ticket packages are also available. Call (575) 378-7282 for more details.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest | Saturday, Oct. 18th – Sunday, Oct. 19th

Food, beer, music, beer, arts and crafts, and more beer! Don’t miss Ruidoso’s interpretation of the classic German shindig. For two days Ruidoso Oktoberfest will take over the area with fun, games, family activities, and delicious food. Pair a glass of beer with bratwurst, apfelstrudel, potato pancakes, and much more delicious treats during this autumn celebration. The fun starts on Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm and continues on Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 13 to 17, and free for kids ages 12 and under.

Halloween Trick or Treat at Wingfield Park | Oct. 31

Make your way to Wingfield Park for ghouls, ghosts, and plenty of tricks and tasty treats! Activities at this family-friendly extravaganza include pumpkin carving and a costume contest for children ages 17 and younger. The fun starts at 3 pm.

New Mexico November Events

close up of a christmas treeChristmas Jubilee | Ruidoso Convention Center | Friday, Nov. 8th – Sunday, Nov. 10th

If you’re in need of a Christmas gift or want to get into the Christmas spirit, you’re in luck! 80 vendors will be on hand for the Christmas Jubilee, the area’s biggest shopping extravaganza! Held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, this holiday festival will bring out the good cheer and season’s greetings in everyone with local crafters, concessions, and fun for the little ones, including visits with Santa! Admission is $2; kids 12 and under are free. Contact (575) 808-8052 for more information.

See the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino’s entire event and entertainment schedule.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino is a haven for family-friendly fun this fall — book your stay with us and experience IMG!

New Mexico Casinos with Sports Betting at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Looking for New Mexico casinos with sports betting? Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero is the latest New Mexico casino to offer sports betting, only at the brand new Sportsbook at the Inn.

Sportsbook at the Inn is the first New Mexico sportsbook that offers sports fans several wagering options using innovative William Hill sports betting technology. The new sportsbook makes for a perfect weekend or day trip to watch and enjoy all of the biggest games!

Here’s what you can expect at the Sportsbook at the Inn:

friends toasting at sports barOne-of-a-kind Sports Viewing Experience

Sportsbook at the Inn is your go-to for catching the big game with friends, enjoying great food and drinks, and setting up yourself to win big! Sportsbook at the Inn aims to create a viewing experience unlike any other, with a newly renovated venue tailored for sports viewing. Visitors will discover high top seating arrangements and a dozen 43-inch televisions displaying all the latest wagering options and sporting events. Whether you’re visiting to make some wagers or just to catch the big game, Sportsbook at the Inn is the place to be.

Innovative Sports Betting Technology

Sportsbook at the Inn is the first sportsbook in New Mexico to be powered by William Hill, featuring state-of-the-art sports wagering technology. Those looking for sports betting will discover an InPlay wagering menu and kiosks that make the sports betting experience easier and more streamlined than ever.

Learn the Ropes of Sports Betting with Help from Our Staff

The friendly staff at Sportsbook at the Inn is here to help you understand how to use the latest in sports wagering technology. Whether you’re an expert or new to sports betting, our professional staff will keep you informed of the betting options offered at the sportsbook, so you won’t feel out of the loop.

What’s Near the Sportsbook at the Inn?

Craft beer being poured.

Sportsbook at the Inn is located between the Big Game Sports Bar and the Apache Spirit Club inside Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. 

Grab a drink and some hearty pub grub for lunch or dinner at Big Game Sports Bar. With a full menu that includes “Elk” burgers, “Bison” tacos, and plenty of delicious appetizers, there’s something for all appetites at this on-site eatery.

The Apache Spirit Club is where you can continue the fun—and the savings—that include special promotions and savings on purchases throughout the resort with free sign-up!

You’re also just steps from almost everything Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino has to offer, including dining, recreation, live entertainment, and spa services.

Learn more about our New Mexico casino and book your trip to Inn of the Mountain Gods today!

The Top Mescalero, NM Events in July

There’s plenty of events in and around the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso NM this July, including 4th of July celebrations, arts and crafts exhibitions, free movies, and adrenaline pumping rodeos. If you’re going to be in town this July, check out these family-friendly festivals and events that you won’t want to miss!


Sunday Under the Stars | Inn of the Mountain Gods | Ongoing

Head to Inn of the Mountain Gods every Sunday night at 8 pm for a free movie under the stars! Every Sunday throughout the month of July, Inn of the Mountain Gods will showcase a family-friendly movie out on the lawn; just remember to bring your own blanket or lawn chair!

Movies for July include:

  • Monsters Inc. – July 7th
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – July 14th
  • The Grinch – July 21st
  • The Goonies – July 28th

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free to attend. Learn more about Sunday Under the Stars.


Wine Down Wednesdays | Apache Tee | Ongoing

Every Wednesday at 6 pm through September, Apache Tee restaurant at Inn of the Mountain Gods hosts live music, delicious appetizers, and wine throughout the night. Hungry? Apache Tee offers fabulous meal options including barbecue-style sandwiches and yummy side dishes for lunch and dinner and boasts gorgeous views of the on-site golf course. Learn more about Apache Tee here.



people watching fireworks

Star-Spangled Celebration | Inn of the Mountain Gods | July 4th, 3 pm

This Independence Day celebration takes place right on the Inn of the Mountain Gods property. All of the excitement begins at 3 pm with face painting, rock climbing, obstacle course slides, jumping balloons, and more! All of the fun culminates to the “biggest and longest fireworks show in New Mexico.” Dozens of pyrotechnics will light up the New Mexico sky above Lake Mescalero, capping this 4th of July celebration. This family-friendly event is free to attend. Wristbands are available for $10 which grants access to jumping balloons and other activities.


Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances & Rodeo | Mescalero Ceremonial Grounds| July 4th – 7th

From July 4th through July 7th, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the many ceremonial dances of the Mescalero Apache. Bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, and much more will start each day at 1 pm. Other activities include:

  • 40th Annual Mescalero Celebration Parade – July 6th at 10 am
  • Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run – July 7th at 8 am; includes a 5k walk and 5k/10k run

Native American arts and crafts, traditional and modern games, and free lunch and dinner will also be available to enjoy. General admission is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Rodeo admission is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, contact (575) 464-4494.


rodeo cowboys wrangling a bull

Smokey Bear Stampede | Capitan, New Mexico (near Ruidoso) | July 4th – 7th

The Smokey Bear Stampede is one of the nation’s largest open rodeo weekend, with ranch rodeos, traditional rodeos, and goat roping every day of this four-day event. Each night will also feature a rodeo dance headlined by a DJ or live band from 9 pm to 1 am. The festival will also be brimming with patriotic festivities, including a 4th of July parade starting at 10 am, rodeos every day, a beer garden, and a fireworks extravaganza on July 4th. Rodeo admission is $10 per adult and $6 per child ages 6-12.


Fort Stanton Live! | Fort Stanton, New Mexico | July 13th, 9 am

Fort Stanton Live! is an action-packed 1800s era reenactment that includes demonstrations, concerts, presentations, games for kids, and a military ball at the historic Fort Stanton in New Mexico. Historical vendors, including crafters, and local food vendors will be on hand to enhance the day’s excitement. This year’s activities include:

  • Authors, speakers, and tours
  • Cavalry, artillery, and infantry demonstrations
  • Old time games for kids
  • Live entertainment and concessions
  • And much, much more!

Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 12. For more details, contact (575) 354-0341.


jewelry on display at an art festival

Ruidoso Art & Wine Festival | Ruidoso Convention Center | July 26th – 28th

The Ruidoso Art & Wine Festival will take over the Ruidoso Convention Center with more than 100 of the countries most talented artists displaying their crafts and artwork. Artistic mediums include:

  • Photography
  • Paintings
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • And much more!

This year’s festival will also feature wine tastings from New Mexico area wineries. Admission is $1 for children under the age of 10 and $6 for adults. Two- and three-day passes are also available. Times for each day is Friday, July 26th Noon – 6 pm; Saturday, July 27th 10 am – 6 pm; and Sunday, July 29th 11 am – 5 pm. For more information, call (575) 257-7395.


Looking for somewhere to stay during all of the excitement? Book your stay at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino!

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