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Ski Apache

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A must see and do!

My wife and I did this to celebrate our 15th anniversary. It was breathtaking. Safety was the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Incredible Zip Line Experience.....

Great attraction, incredible scenery.... decently priced. The Ski Apache Zip Line was in one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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“zip line”(118 reviews)
“gondola ride”(27 reviews)
“lift lines”(16 reviews)
Ski Apache opened under the name "Sierra Blanca Ski Resort" during Christmas of 1961. Amazingly, twenty-six hundred people an hour were fast carried up the ski run crest via three T-bar lifts. In 1962, the very first mono-cable four-passenger...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1286 Ski Run Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9600
+1 575-464-3600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great attraction, incredible scenery.... decently priced. The Ski Apache Zip Line was in one word.... fun. In seven words... a hell of a lot of fun.... From the gondola ride up the mountain to that first launch from the top platform (I was a newbie...)...More

Thank CruzinThruAgain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great experience on the zipline tour. The staff impressed me and made it a safe and fun. One young man explained to me the history of the area and the mountains and the importance to his tribe on the gondola ride up....More

Thank AlexfromTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did this to celebrate our 15th anniversary. It was breathtaking. Safety was the top priority of the staff so we had no worries. The staff are local Mescalero Apache. They provided us with a really unique appreciation for such a beautiful...More

Thank sardisinvestments
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend going to Ski Apache Zip Line! It was super fun and easy to learn. Matthew and Michael were beyond excellent! This is a must when your in town. Will definitely do again in near future!! Super fun!

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our experience so much, especially the first mile long zip line. Our guides were so fun yet made us feel so safe. Our 10 year old and 12 year old kids and 72 year old grandpa loved it too. Matt, Jeremy and Will...More

Thank Linsey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Apache Wind Rider is awesome! This is my 3rd zip line experience, and this one really stands out! The views are spectacular, you are so high and the ride is so long! Our guides were very helpful and encouraging and really made sure I...More

Thank Mary1206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ziplining at this location (Ski Apache) was an amazing first-time experience. I am afraid of heights, so I was not sure I could get up the nerve to go through with it, but our guide Wyn and the crew were so positive and encouraging. They...More

Thank sng1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a Rush!! Thanks to my husband Kenny for driving us up Ski Apache cuz I couldn’t make that drive up that winding road and thank you Wyn & Dave for being total excellent zipline guides. Y’all are Awesome. Most fun in a long time....More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve zip lined in Colorado and Puerto Rico forests and this ione is the best we’ve done. The first span is basically a mile long over trees and has incredible views. There is nothing like it. Our guides were excellent and made it a fun...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've ridden ziplines in Honduras, but the ones at Ski Apache are over the top. First, the drive up the mountain, which is about a 12-1/2 mile drive, while windy and treacherous is beautiful. There are only a few places to stop and look, but...More

Thank M1096FE
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7 July 2018|
Response from Camille P | Reviewed this property |
My only concern was that the Wind Rider was understaffed on a Monday. We had tried to go the week before but we were rain delayed, so we took a raincheck and came back on Monday. We had a long wait due to understaffing... More
Jo P
3 January 2018|
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Response from Oceanstheway | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We actually drove so I’m not sure. I’m assuming most would fly into El Paso Texas then rent car.
Prashanth S
28 December 2017|
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Response from Trish L | Reviewed this property |
Red River is awesome, and so is Angel Fire for beginners. I actually love Ski Apache in spite of the drive up the mountain. I wouldn't bother with Cloudcroft. The snow is unreliable, and I'm not even sure they have lessons... More