Ski Apache

Skiers at Ski Apache

Ski Apache offers 55 runs, including the Apache Bowl and Boneyard Terrain Park. Snowboarding is permitted on the entire 750 acres of skiable terrain.

13 trails on the lower mountain, including Elk Ridge with 1000' of vertical drop, have snowmaking capability.

The resort also offers a PSIA certified school for all levels, age 4 and up, with more than 100 instructors available.

The base area has separate ski and snowboard shops (both of which offer rentals). There are also seven restaurants at the resort (two are snack bars at the top of the mountain and another is a hamburger stand at the foot of the lift in Moonshine Gulch).

Quick Facts about Ski Apache

Nearest City: Ruidoso
Season: Late November - early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM, MST
Lifts: 11:
  • 1 4-person gondola
  • 2 quads
  • 5 triples
  • 1 double chair
  • 2 surface lifts
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft
Summit: 11,400 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,800 ft
Skiable Terrain: 750 acres
Average annual snowfall: 180 inches
Number of Trails: 55
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 35%
Advanced: 45%
Ski Apache Resort
Ski Apache Trails map: click on the map for a larger version
Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Ski Apache Resort