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Ruidoso is a mountain resort town located in the Sierra Blanca Mountains in southcentral New Mexico. This friendly alpine town is the perfect year-round destination with beautiful scenery and a mild climate. The cool pines of Lincoln National Park serve as the backdrop for many outdoor adventures including skiing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, and mountain biking.

Nearby Ski Apache is the country’s southernmost ski resort and offers warm weather powder skiing with more than fifteen feet of annual snowfall. The ski resort is located on the slopes of the 11,981-foot Sierra Blanca Peak and features New Mexico’s only passenger gondola and 55 runs and trails perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

Visitors can also enjoy world class horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, shopping, casino gaming, museums, art galleries, live music and theater, and some of the best dining in New Mexico at Ruidoso’s fine restaurants.

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