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Endless Entertainment and Adventure at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Ski Apache

MESCALERO, N.M. (September 19, 2016)—Situated on Lake Mescalero and nestled in the picturesque Sierra Blanca Mountains, Inn of the Mountain Gods and nearby Ski Apache offer a one-of-a-kind getaway in any season. Guests can relax while taking in breathtaking views of the Mescalero landscape, enjoy a colorful hike in the crisp fall air or experience the best warm-weather powder skiing and boarding on one of Ski Apache’s 55 trails, opening Thanksgiving Day weather permitting.

While recreational opportunities abound, visitors don’t need to leave the warm walls of the hotel to have an unforgettable time, with world-class performances every month across all genres. In 2016, Inn of the Mountain Gods has already seen 19 national touring artists hit the stage including Cole Swindell, Kansas, Clay Walker, Theory of a Deadman, Gabriel Iglesias and was also nominated for Casino of the Year at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Inn of the Mountain Gods and Ski Apache have plenty in store for the remainder of 2016, with new performers and events through December.

Movie on the Lake – Saturday, Oct. 1
See classic slasher horror films like never before at Movie on the Lake on Saturday, Oct. 1. For $20 per person, attendees receive a snack pack and boat seat for a night under the stars and on the lake. Boatload from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins promptly at 7:45 p.m. The small boats seat two to four persons and viewers will receive their snack pack when loading the boat. Participants will be out on the lake in the crisp night air so it is recommended that attendees dress accordingly. This is a 21 and older event.

Chris Tomlin – Saturday, Oct. 8
Contemporary Christian music’s hottest artist, Chris Tomlin is coming to the Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, Oct. 8. Hailing from Grand Saline, Texas, Tomlin has released eight albums over his 15 year career, garnering two RIAA gold certifications, two platinum certifications and four top 200 albums, most notably 2013’s “Burning Lights,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, one of only four Christian albums to ever do so, thanks to singles like “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]” and “God’s Great Dance Floor.” Tomlin’s other hit singles include 2004’s “How Great is Our God,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and “Our God,” which spent 10 weeks at the number one spot on the Hot Christian Songs chart in 2010.

Party on the Mountain at Ski Apache – Saturday, Oct. 15
Say goodbye summer and hello winter at Party on the Mountain Saturday, Oct. 15. The bash, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include delicious food, live music, a longest drive golf competition and more. The day also marks the last chance to purchase discounted season passes for Ski Apache. Enjoy the last opportunity for summer recreation like hiking, biking or playing 9 holes of disc golf until next summer.

Brett Eldredge – Sunday, Oct. 23
Brett Eldredge returns to the Inn of the Mountain Gods stage on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Like many modern country artists, Eldredge first began as a songwriter, penning songs for country legend Gary Allan. Eldredge’s debut album “Bring You Back,” peaked at No.11 thanks to the No.1 singles “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music” and “Mean to Me.” Eldredge’s most recent record, “Illinois,” continued Eldredge’s success, peaking at No.1 and featuring the No.1 single “Lose My Mind.” and the No. 2 single “Drunk on Your Love.”

John Anderson with Ben and Noel Haggard & The Strangers – Saturday, Nov. 12
It’s a country music blast from the past on Saturday, Nov. 12, as country music veteran John Anderson performs at Inn of the Mountain Gods along with special guests Ben and Noel Haggard & The Strangers. Over his 39-year career, John Anderson has produced 23 albums with 20 Top 10 singles including six No. 1’s like “Wild and Blue,” “Swingin” and “Straight Tequila Night.” Joining Anderson is Ben and Noel Haggard, sons of the late Merle Haggard, along with Merle’s old band The Strangers. Ben and Noel Haggard tour together, continuing their father’s legacy by singing his songs and playing the dates Merle had planned before his passing. The Haggard brothers have recently opened for Willie Nelson and have upcoming shows with Jamey Johnson and The Oak Ridge Boys.

Little River Band – Saturday, Nov. 26
Despite numerous changes in lineup and music direction, Australia’s Little River Band has been one of the most successful rock bands in the world over their 31-year career. The first Australian band to ever reach gold and platinum verification from the RIAA, Little River Band found consistent mainstream success in the United States and Australia throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, with top 10 hits like “Reminiscing,” “The Night Owls” and “Lonesome Loser.”

Gary Allan – Friday, Dec. 2
Despite his Southern California upbringing, Gary Allan has become a staple of country music with his uniquely emotional brand of honky-tonk country. The 48-year old has seen his last six albums peak in the top five of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, with his most recent release “Set You Free” hitting No.1 on both the Top Country Chart and the Billboard 200. Those six albums have included four No. 1 hits including “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing on but the Radio” and “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).”


Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s premier resort-casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains where visitors enjoy clean, crisp air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the Southwest. From the welcoming design of its 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action-packed gaming, Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all. Add to that a championship golf course named one of the top courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Week Magazine, and the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache, offering the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with 55 runs served by 11 lifts and New Mexico’s only eight-passenger Gondola, the Inn offers guests something for every season.


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