Top 11 Ski Resorts In Ruidoso, New Mexico - Updated 2024

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Nestled by the Sierra Blanca mountain range, Ruidoso is a charming little village in New Mexico with breathtaking landscapes for outdoor opportunities. It is a piece of heaven on earth for people who need a getaway from the busy city life. Ruidoso is stunning all year round, especially during the winter season. It is home to excellent ski resorts and the area is filled with lush greeneries that nature lovers will surely appreciate. Because of all this, tourists are always searching for places to stay in Ruidoso — bet it Airbnb rentals or cabins with hot tubs. If you’re planning a visit to this village in the winter season, continue reading to learn about the top ski resorts in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to ski slopes and equipment. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. Ski Apache

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Nestled in Mescalero, Ski Apache is one of the closest ski resorts to Ruidoso, New Mexico. It’s also a well-known one — it’s been recognized as a premier winter sports resort in the state. It is a haven for tourists who want to reconnect with nature and do winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and even hiking. It features a myriad of ski slopes that challenge skiers of various skill levels. More so, if you are a professional, you will surely love Ski Apache’s terrain with challenging jumps. Additionally, it has a lengthy zip line that allows guests to witness the stunning views of the area from above through this adrenaline-boosting activity. On top of those, it offers ski lessons for beginners.

Ski Apache

Address: 1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM 88312, United States

Website: Ski Apache

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 9am - 4pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

Price: From 54 USD

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Accommodations near ski areas

2. The Three Bears Cabin (from USD 184)

The Three Bears Cabin is a two-bedroom cabin located 15.7 mi (25.27 km) away from Ski Apache. Making for the perfect home away from home for ski enthusiasts, this cabin is also close to several hiking and biking trails. Guests can access the famous ski resort without any hassles and enjoy the snowy slopes while on vacation.

The cabin also boasts plenty of conveniences, such as air-conditioning, a hot tub, and free parking. No need to worry about laundry as the cabin provides a washer and a dryer for your comfort.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
6.55 km (4.1 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino
111 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was comfortable inviting us to relax and enjoy our surroundings
otherwise everything was clean and tidy
hot tub was very nice and clean
hot tub was amazing - super clean super roomy perfect temperature
host was very responsive when contacting
very nice place and very nice host
definitely would recommend this host and staying at this cabin
they were attentive friendly and went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect
wonderful experience would recommend and love to rent again thank you for hosting us
cute little cabin and really close to the town center
great location to area attractions
great location extremely close to everything and very cozy
the hot tub was a huge plus after a day out walking around and shopping
cute and cozy place my family and i loved it
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3. Charming cabin with stunning mountain views (from USD 225)

If you are looking for a place to stay near the Ski Apache resort, consider booking this charming cabin rental. You can reach Ski Apache with a short drive and enjoy shredding the snowy slopes with friends and family.

From the rental, you will be greeted by stunning views of the mountains and the valley. For entertainment, the cabin features a TV and several books. The fully equipped kitchen ensures you can cook your favorite meals throughout your stay. Moreover, you can plan outdoor dinners with the available barbecue grill.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
5.83 km (3.7 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino
133 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice heated bathroom
the views were amazing the cabin was beautiful and comfortable
the beds were all super comfy and the couches and chairs were also nice and comfortable
this is a wonderful cabin everything was very clean and all the furniture and beds were super comfy
sparkling clean
extremely clean and well maintained cabin home with plenty of charm
very nice and clean home
extremely clean with everything you would need
very clean and cozy can’t wait to come back
the hosts gave us great suggestions for nearby activities
the owners left great instructions and were very responsive as soon as we made our reservation
the hosts are extremely helpful and i definitely would stay here again thank you for everything
great place no issues with host
everything was as described and the hosts made sure we had everything we needed
the location is perfect
the location is perfect as well
close to lincoln national park we had easy access to beautiful hikes within minutes
close to town and everything you want to do in the area but extremely quiet and peaceful
great location communication was timely house was very tidy
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4. MCM Elegante Lodge & Resorts (from USD 145)

Looking for suggestions on where to ski in Ruidoso, New Mexico? If so, MCM Elegante Lodge & Resort might pique your interest.

It is situated on Sierra Blanca Drive, in a serene area along with beautiful lakes and picturesque views of the village’s mountainous landscape. It boasts of a world-class golf course where you can show off your golfing skills and enjoy the views. Additionally, it houses an indoor pool that will enchant you to jump into it the moment you see it. More so, MCM Elegante Lodge & Resort has excellent spa services that will make you feel every bit relaxed.

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MCM Elegante Lodge & Resorts

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 107 Sierra Blanca Drive
5.75 km (3.6 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

5. Hotel Ruidoso (from USD 94)

Apart from luxury cabins, another excellent accommodation you’ll find in the stunning village of Ruidoso is Hotel Ruidoso. It is a charming three-star hotel that guarantees guests a memorable stay by providing VIP treatment and a multitude of upscale amenities. It houses a delightful indoor pool and a relaxing hot tub. More so, it has a business center, a picnic area, barbecue facilities, a snack bar, a modern fitness center, and more. On a different note, rooms in Hotel Ruidoso are spacious and with natural light. They are also equipped with a flat-screen TV, convenient appliances, and basic essentials from fresh linens to towels and toiletries.

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Hotel Ruidoso

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 110 Chase Street
6.35 km (4.0 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

6. Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn (from USD 92)

This vacation rental in Ruidoso is perched atop an elevated part of the village where the views of the area take guests’ breath away. All rooms in Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn are WiFi-accessible and they are equipped with coffee-making facilities, a microwave oven, an air-conditioning unit, a flat-screen TV, and a cozy seating area. Mornings are made special in this hotel as guests get to start the day with a complimentary breakfast. This lovely hotel has an excellent fitness center, a business center, and a hot tub, among other delightful amenities.

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Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 97 Camelot Drive
2.94 km (1.9 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Laundry

7. Crown Point Owners Association, a VRI resort (from USD 136)

Nestled atop Camelot Mountain and boasting breathtaking nature views, Crown Point Owners Association, a VRI Resort offers apartment-type accommodations that are perfect for families, friends, business associates, and couples on a romantic getaway. Guests share access to a wonderful heated pool. More so, it also has a hot tub that makes nightly dips even lovelier. The resort also has sports facilities where guests can burn those holiday calories. Apartments in this resort are equipped with a full kitchen, a comfortable living space, and a flat-screen TV.

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Crown Point Resort, by VRI Americas

Wifi Available

Address: 220 Crown Drive
4.2 km (2.7 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Tennis court Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Skiing Free parking

8. Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins (from USD 129)

Surprise your loved ones with a spontaneous trip to Ruidoso and a cozy accommodation at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins. Located at 107 Main Road, this excellent three-star hotel is a wonderful haven where you can destress and enjoy the vacation feels that you very much deserve. It offers gorgeous accommodations with superb views. Aside from that, all rooms at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins have a kitchen, a comfy living space, WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and most importantly, a charming en-suite bathroom. On top of that, the restaurants and shops in town are within a short drive away from this location.

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Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 107 Main Road
7.21 km (4.5 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Pets allowed Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

9. Ruidoso River Resort & Inn (from USD 133)

Imagine waking up to stunning nature views and the delightful embrace of the countryside winds. These are life’s simple joys that you can indulge in when you book accommodation at Ruidoso River Resort & Inn. This four-star resort offers WiFi-equipped apartment-type accommodations that are curated for all types of guests. Each unit faces directly the gorgeous river views from its balcony. Additionally, all of them have a kitchen, a bathroom, a seating area, and a fireplace. Plus, Ruidoso River Resort & Inn have barbecue facilities for guests who plan to have a mini-barbecue party.

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Ruidoso River Resort Condos

Wifi Available

Address: 206 North Eagle Drive
5.72 km (3.6 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Skiing

10. Village Lodge (from USD 79)

If you are looking for spacious accommodations that have all the amenities of a regular home, you’ll surely love the offerings of Village Lodge. This three-star resort offers lovely suite vacation units with a kitchen to prepare your daily meals and a fireplace to warm the cold nights. Guests can even enjoy massage room services. Outdoor, there are barbecue facilities that will surely make your barbecue parties a memorable one. On top of that, Ruidoso Downs Race Track is within a short drive away from Village Lodge.

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Village Lodge

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1000 Mechem Drive
6.5 km (4.1 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

11. Sitzmark Chalet Inn (from USD 73)

Make your Ruidoso adventure even more memorable by staying at Sitzmark Chalet Inn. Conveniently located within a fair distance from Ski Apache, guests can head to the ski paradise in a short time. All units in this lovely inn are fully furnished and well-equipped with outstanding amenities. Each one has a coffeemaker, a microwave oven, a fridge, and basic essentials are provided for guests’ added convenience. Plus, a continental breakfast is served throughout your stay.

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Sitzmark Chalet Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 627 Suddreth Drive
3.83 km (2.4 mi) from Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Parking Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Skiing

Enjoy a getaway in Ruidoso

Ruidoso is a breathtaking village in New Mexico that is an ideal hideaway destination for nature lovers. It is a paradise all year round and is even more enchanting during the winter season because of its landscapes which are perfect for outdoor opportunities.

If you are looking for the best Airbnb vacation rentals or ski resorts in the area, use this list as your guide in choosing the best Ruidoso ski lodge for you.

Furthermore, there are other accommodations such as Vrbo vacation rentals in Ruidoso that are close to nature for easier access to outdoor adventures.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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