As the spring season begins to bloom and warmer weather approaches, taking a spring day trip to Inn of the Mountain Gods includes tons of fantastic things ton on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso. Glide above the trees on a zip line, ski down the powdered slopes of Sierra Blanca, go fishing for trout at Lake Mescalero and enjoy a day of championship golf at the on-site golf course.
Check out all of the things to do in Mescalero for the perfect spring day trip below!
Warm-Weather Powder Skiing
No matter your experience level hit the slopes with Ski Apache, located on the alpine peak of Sierra Blanca, the country’s southernmost ski area! Guests will find beginner slopes, tough bump runs, cruising runs, and a terrain park with added features like rails, tubes, and jumps. Ski instructors are also available for those looking to learn a new skill and ski and snowboard rentals at the Ski Rental Shop. Single day ski tickets start at $74 for adults, $65 for teens, and $54 for kids.
Contact (575) 464-3600 for more information.
Lake-View Zip Lining
Soar at an elevation of 7,000 feet, glide over Lake Mescalero on the Apache Eagle Ziprider, Inn of the Mountain Gods’ very own zip line! Experience breathtaking views of the surrounding IMG property as you race up to 55 mph along nearly 3,000 feet over the crystalline lake. Admission starts at $40 per adult for single ride tickets and $37 for children ages 10-17. Reservations are required.
Please call (575) 464-7957 for reservations and further information.
Grab your hiking boots and enjoy a beautiful day hiking throughout the Lincoln National Forest. You can backpack and throughout a terrain that ranges from novice to the rugged wilderness.
Take your golf game to the next level with stunning surrounding views at one of the country’s most spectacular golf courses! Named one of the Top 40 Casino Golf Courses by Golf Digest, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Championship Golf Course is impressively designed with an island fairway and fast-breaking greens with scenes of beautiful treetops and the Sierra Blanca Peak surrounding this stunning, yet challenging New Mexico golf course.
For information on tee times and operating hours, call 1-800-545-9011.
Take a scenic horseback ride in New Mexico with Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables, providing an unforgettable experience for all riders ages 8 and up. Call (575) 464-7424 to book your horseback riding reservation.
Lake Activities & New Mexico Fishing
Head to the water for a day of lakeside fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more at Lake Mescalero at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Lake Mescalero is stocked annually with nearly 20,000 trout, offering up plenty of big catch opportunities with beautiful scenery across the lake. Our resort offers fishing pole rentals, permit purchases, and assorted bait and tackle. Inn of the Mountain Gods also provides single and double kayaks, rowboats, pedal boats, and stand up paddleboards for rent.