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Getting to the Mountain


Las Cruces and the West

Hwy 70 East to Sudderth Avenue (HWY 48). Turn left on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

Roswell and the East

Hwy 70 West to Sudderth Ave. Turn right on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

El Paso and the South

HWY 54 East to HWY 70. Hwy 70 East to Sudderth Avenue. Turn left on Sudderth. Proceed approximately 3 miles on Sudderth to its intersection with Mechem Drive. Turn right and proceed 5 miles to the Ski Run Road. Turn left on Ski Run Road and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.

Albuquerque and the North

Take I-25 South to HWY 380. HWY 380 East to HWY 37. Turn South or right on HWY 37 and follow until it intersects with HWY 48. Turn right or South on HWY 48 and proceed to Ski Run Road on the Northside of Ruidoso and proceed 11 miles to the Ski Apache parking lot.


NMDOT Winter Weather Driving Tips

As the winter storm season approaches, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) would like to encourage motorists to prepare for safe winter travel.

The best accident prevention on snow and ice is to SLOW DOWN and leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you for emergencies.

Keep your gas tank full, turn on your headlights, keep your windshield washer fluid full with antifreeze, keep winter driving chains in your vehicle, have a winter survival kit which includes – flashlight, hand warmer packets, first aid supplies, high energy snacks and read your owners manual for special instructions on driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and vehicles with ABS on snow and ice.

Large vehicles, such as semi-trailer trucks and snowplows, may produce dense clouds of blowing snow that make it difficult for drivers to see. When drivers encounter snow clouds, they should stay back to avoid the cloud.

Delays are common during bad weather. Leave a little early and be patient with delays.

Know where a snowplow and blade are before trying to pass. On multi-lane highways, the plow can be in your blind spot. Before attempting to pass make sure it is safe.

Winter storms in New Mexico can become severe very quickly, so stay tuned to weather forecasts when planning your trip.

Never use cruise control when the roads are in slippery conditions. Using your cruise control can reduce your control of the vehicle if your tires begin to skid or slip.

Visit the NMDOT website for current road advisory information at www.nmshtd.state.nm.us,www.nmroads.com, or call 1(800) 432-4269.

Wear your seat belt and make sure all passengers also “buckle up”.
The NMDOT will work hard to keep roads open to help motorists reach their destinations safely and efficiently during the winter season. NMDOT roadway maintenance crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing traffic control, detours, and clean-up at major incidents if necessary.

This message is brought to you by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Visit the NMDOT website for current road advisory information at www.nmshtd.state.nm.us, www.nmroads.com, or call (800) 432-4269.

 
 
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