New Mexico ski resort celebrates the season with funky music, discounted season passes and more 

MESCALERO, N.M. (TBD)— Party on the Mountain, Ski Apache’s annual send-off of summer and celebration for the upcoming winter season, returns Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event features a slew of exciting activities for the entire family, as well as a final opportunity to purchase discounted season passes for the 2017-2018 ski season, starting at $279.

“We’re all about providing fun for the whole family here on the mountain,” said Justin Rowland, Ski Apache’s Director of Operations. “Party on the Mountain is our way to celebrate everything summer while getting pumped up for the upcoming winter season..”

Party on the Mountain will feature live music by Albuquerque-based funk band ‘Merican Funk, as well as local favorite Jones & Miles. There will also be bounce houses, delicious food, gondola service, zip-lining, mountain biking, disc golf, hiking and a variety of outdoor games. The first 200 party-goers will receive a free Party on the Mountain t-shirt. The event is free to attend.

For more information, visit Ski Apache’s Party on the Mountain page.


As the southern-most major continually operated ski area in the United States, Ski Apache’s dry, arid climate makes for optimal snow conditions for skiers and snowboarders of all levels to enjoy. Ski Apache features 55 trails served by 11 lifts, including New Mexico’s only passenger gondola. Ski Apache is a subsidiary of the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, an economic enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico’s premier resort-casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Just outside of Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains where visitors enjoy the clean, crisp air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the Southwest. For more information or daily snow reports, call 575-464-3600 or visit