Ski Apache

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Jack Lee
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Jack Lee

Overall

4.7

The southern-most ski resort in the US, Ski Apache rises over 12,000 ft above sea level and is owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe. The mountain has a good mix of terrain but not the most challenging runs in the world, and snow tends to be among the best in the region. Be careful as the drive up to the resort can be super sketchy in bad weather.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Ski Apache vs
Ski ApacheAngel Fire Resort
beginner18 %21 %
intermediate55 %56 %
advanced27 %23 %
expert--
total runs55 81
ski area750ac 560ac
summit elevation11,500ft 10,677ft
total lifts11 7
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$34 $77
uncrowded-
snow-
back country-
value for money-
average total snowfall39″ 75″

Ski Apache Reviews

Superb

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews
Have your say on Ski Apache
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 21, 2017
CTChris T.
BEAUTIFUL ski & snowboarding paradise. If you hit the mountain within a couple days of the snow storm, you will experience a gorgeous mountain with fluffy pow. The gondola takes you from the bottom to the top in about 10-15 minutes. Wonderful staff who are very welcoming and hospitable. Ski Apache is a great weekend retreat for a small price.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 25, 2013
RRachel
I just think it's exellent it has everything you need I wanted to stay longer.
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 10, 2013
JJavier
Closest to home. Very friendly and curteous staff. Slopes for all ski levels. Great lift capacity.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 30, 2013
EEdward
Santa Fe is the next resort that I would have chosen for the same reasons as Ski Apache but not listed.
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 10, 2013
EEdward
I selected Ski Apache due to the fact that it is located nearby. I like what it has to offer for all ages. I like the shopping in Ruidosa and all lodging accomodations that it has.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 27, 2012
CCarolyn
I go to this resort (Ski Apache) because we have a home in the mountains in Ruidoso, NM. We live in Southern CA, so we usually go to Bear Mountain, Snow Valley, or Mountain High for day trips. We went to Mammoth Mountain this past January and the snow was awesome. We went to Whistler/Blackcomb last summer and enjoyed the mountain biking. As a... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 18, 2011
JJoel
It is a great town and not a total tourist town like many in Colorado. More locals than tourist.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 12, 2011
GGilbert
I live in Houston Texas and this is the closest mountain to us. I love skiing here the people are wonderful and the skiing is always terrific.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 08, 2011
TTony
SkiApache is not for everyone. It's small and the conditions can be hit or miss but most of the time, it is not crowded and you can ski to your heart's content. Unfortunately, no ski-in ski-out. You will have to stay in town and drive to the mountain. But it's very reasonably priced.
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 15, 2010
HHenry
close by and has good snow, great shopping and casinos, a little bit of everything.
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