Ski Apache

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Ski Apache
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Location Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
Nearest city Ruidoso, New Mexico
Skiable area 750 acres
Runs 55 total
20% beginner
60% intermediate
20% advanced
Longest run "Sierra Blanca Trail" ~ 2.5 miles
Lift system 8 total (1 gondola, 3 quad chairs, 4 triple chairs
Terrain parks 2

Ski Apache is a ski resort in southern New Mexico, on the slopes of Sierra Blanca. It is owned and operated, since 1963, by the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Ski Apache is the only ski resort in New Mexico with its own gondola lift. Runs in the resort include Apache Bowl, an intermediate run on the upper west side of the mountain known for its wide, open space, and views from the top of Chairlift 6; Capitan, a steep, challenging pitch that drops 475 feet; and the Gondola Liftline, a steep and narrow advanced run that runs from the top of the mountain to the main lodge. Another run is Snow Park, which is known for being one of the most difficult beginner runs in the world,[citation needed] steeper than some blues at the resort. Ski Apache has nine lifts including one gondola lift, three Quad Chairlifts, and four triple chairlifts. The resort gets an average annual snowfall of fifteen feet.

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Coordinates: 33°23′50″N 105°47′57″W / 33.39722°N 105.79917°W / 33.39722; -105.79917