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Ski Apache 13 Miles SE

Home to New Mexico's largest lift capacity and the state's only four passenger gondola. Owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the ski season runs from Thanksgiving Day until Easter. Ski Apache provides some of the best warm weather powder skiing.

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Lincoln County Tours

Experience all Lincoln County has to offer. These active tours feature beautiful vistas, wildlife, and fresh mountain air. If museums and galleries are more your style, tour collections with Southwestern style and beyond.

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Official Ruidoso Website

Towering above the village of Ruidoso is Sierra Blanca and the New Mexico ski resort, Ski Apache. Ruidoso weather is mild and great for outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and bicycling in the Lincoln National Forest.

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Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ruidoso, New Mexico's most popular information source for enjoying all Ruidoso attractions and activities.

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Village of Ruidoso

Learn all about the Village of Ruidoso including finance, safety, forestry, and police services for the city.

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Lincoln National & State Forest and Historical Site

Located in South Central New Mexico, this national forest is known as the birthplace of the world-famous Smokey Bear, the symbol of the campaign to prevent forest fires.

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Smokey Bear Historical State Park & Museum

This museum contains the original Smokey's grave and several other historical and informative exhibits about Smokey and Forest Fire Prevention.

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Billy the Kid Scenic Byway

The course of the byway encompasses much of the county, allowing visitors the chance to see a wide assortment of local scenery, attractions, historic, and artistic venues.

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White Sands National Monument

The monument is the world's largest gypsum dune field with shimmering white sands. Dunes are continually changing, making it hard for plants and animals to survive.

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Ruidoso Downs Racetrack 7 Miles SE

This track holds the world's richest Quarter Horse race, the $1 million All American Futurity, and features the best Quarter Horses in the world.

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The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course 2 Miles N

Golf Digest Magazine has time and again ranked The Links at Sierra Blanca, a classic Scottish style course, as one of the Best Golf Courses in New Mexico.

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The Hubbard Museum of the American West 7 Miles SE

This museum contains the Museum of the Horse, the Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall of Fame, and the Anne C. Stradling Collection and is associated with the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Showcasing a wonderful collection of carriages, wagons, saddles, fine art, and Indian artifacts, the role of the horse in the American West is highlighted in great detail.

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Casino Apache 10 Miles SE

Just off Highway 70, Casino Apache offers all your favorite games, from slots and black jack to table games and video poker.

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Spencer Theater

This modern hall houses world class performers in an awe-inspiring setting. Located high on a mesa just outside of Ruidoso, the Spencer Theater hosts Broadway shows, dance ensembles, and music from coast to coast and beyond.

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Flying J Ranch 5 Miles NW

Join the notorious Flying J Wranglers for trip back in time to the Old West for an experience complete with gunfights, cowboy fixin's, Western stage show, gift shops, pony rides, gold panning, and pistol shooting.

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Trinity Site

The first atomic bomb was tested here at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945.

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ski apache is near our Ruidoso hotel

Ruidoso, New Mexico offers opportunities for golf and horse racing. Golf at The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course, watch horse races at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, and relax at the Swiss Chalet Inn.