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Scenic Gondola in New Mexico

Come up to the top of the world (or at least southern New Mexico) and witness the panoramic vistas from the top of Ski Apache or be inspired by Sierra Blanca Peak towering to 12,000 feet above sea level.

Look for wildlife on the ride up and down the gondola and relax in the cool temperatures of Sierra Blanca Peak.

Check below for the daily operational status of the gondola and for our pricing.  Gondola hours may be affected by weather, please call us at 575-464-3600 for status or check your local weather report for details. Note there are no facilities at the top of the gondola so please plan accordingly.


Gondola Prices (Saturdays & Sundays; 9am to 4pm, weather dependent)
Tickets for the gondola must be purchased in person.

Children Ages 5 and Under Free (with paying adults)
Children Ages 6+ $30 (with paying adults)

Embrace the Beauty of New Mexico’s Scenery

New Mexico is home to vast landscapes that boast vivid colors, never-ending blue skies, and warm sunrises and sunsets. With several scenic sites and routes, it’s no wonder New Mexico attracts travelers looking for adventure. Looking to join in on the fun? Gondolas are an excellent way to see the state’s expansive scenery. Ski Apache’s gondola climbs high in elevation to give you the best views around. You’ll find Ski Apache’s scenic gondola in Alto, New Mexico, located just down the road from the historic village of Ruidoso.


Q: How many people does Ski Apache’s gondola fit?
A: Our gondola fits eight people.

Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Nope! Come on up to Ski Apache and buy a ticket for the gondola in person. The gondola runs weather permitting. You can call us at 575-464-3600 to check the current status.

Q: How high in elevation does the gondola take us?
A: You’ll reach an elevation of 11,500 feet at the top of Ski Apache.

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