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Things to do in the Summer

Summer is a time for adventure. A time for having fun outdoors and enjoying the long warm nights with friends and family. Take advantage of the sunny season with exciting trips, exploring new areas, and lively entertainment. You’ll find the best things to do in the summer at Ski Apache. Stay out of the heat and spend time in the cool mountains of Southern New Mexico, while being close to several attractions. Ski Apache is located in Alto, near the village of Ruidoso, NM and 2-hours from El Paso, TX. With several activities and nearby entertainment, you’ll enjoy Southern New Mexico’s great weather and inviting hospitality.    

Zip Through the Mountains

Ski Apache is New Mexico’s premier summer vacation destination, featuring all of the elements to make this summer one of your most memorable ever. Check out the zip line tour with the highest launch point in the world (11,000 feet above sea level) and the second-longest zip tour in the world. Race against your friends seated side by side or fly down the mountain face-first at 65 mph with the superhero option.

Try a Two Wheeled Adventure

Once you’ve soared like a bird on the zip tour, continue your adventure with over ten miles of mountain biking trails. Beginners can enjoy a relaxing ride while taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding area. More intense trails offer natural and man-made features, like step-ups and pavers, to get more experienced mountain bikers’ adrenaline pumping. Take a gondola ride up the mountain to start your adventure while enjoying scenic mountain views.

Explore New Mexico’s Outdoors

The Sierra Blanca mountains’ natural beauty makes Ski Apache a hiker’s dream. Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat or prefer a leisurely stroll, we have trails for everyone, from the novice hiker to the experienced adventurer. If you’re worried about the hike back down, don’t worry – gondola rides to the base are on us, free of charge. Hiking is a great summer activity to embrace the outdoors by yourself, with friends, and with family. Plus, you’ll engage in a healthy dose of exercise and witness expansive views.

Entertainment & More

Nearby attractions like Inn of the Mountain Gods are a hotspot for entertainment and exciting activities. Attend a concert, book a tee time for the golf course, spend the day at Lake Mescalero, go for a horseback ride, play a variety of games in the casino, and much more. Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM has everything you need this summer and provides fun for all. Take pleasure in viewing the expansive wildlife of the Mescalero Apache Reservation and indulge in the amenities our casino resort has to offer.

Summer at Ski Apache

When you think summer, think Ski Apache. Our mountain is not only a winter paradise for snow sports, but our vast outdoors boasts several things to do in the summer. Southern New Mexico is the place to be during the warm weather and you’ll have plenty of adventure to conquer among the Alto, Mescalero, and Ruidoso area. Visit us today and let the fun begin!

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