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 Ski Apache

From traditional dining experiences to on-the-go meals and snacks, Ski Apache has something for even the pickiest appetites!

eagle cafe at ski apache new mexico ski resort

Eagle Cafe is a cafeteria-style restaurant that serves delicious daily specials and a full menu at an affordable price, including Apache Indian Tacos and Green Chile Burgers. For on-the-go menu items, stop by The Daily Grind for Starbuck’s coffee and ready-made sandwiches or visit Arrowhead Express for a quick pick-me-up or hearty lunch offerings.

The Plaza Grill and Moonshine Burger Stand serve mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches in an outdoor setting around the mountain. Or enjoy drinks thanks to the full-service bar at The Spirit Bar where you can kick back, relax, enjoy television, and watch skiers ride down the mountain.


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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