Situated in the Sierra Blanca mountain range, the village of Ruidoso is a great early winter destination, with plenty of fresh snowfall for skiing, snowboarding and the like. (Makes sense: the Spanish translation of its name means ‘white mountains.’) This resort town is known for Ski Apache, a Mescalero Apache-owned ski spot that sits atop a 12,000-foot mountain. The Mountain Gods resort is another popular destination with casino games and a golf course.
Resorts and ski-adjacenct lodging can get expensive, so we’ve found three alternative properties for you in Ruidoso. At 14 square miles, it’s not a large town, so all of these properties are near each other and also the action of the slopes, or at least some brand of sparkling natural beauty. We’ve only selected properties with a customer rating of 8 or more.
This property is only a two minute drive from Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino —but that’s not the most appealing feature of its location. Situated atop a hill that looks into Ruidoso Valley, some of the rooms at this scenic property come with a view. If your room lacks a vista, try lounging in the year-round heated pool for some gorgeous sights. Before any adventures, you might want to enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning —or at least a cup of coffee, which past guests have rated very highly. Down enough caffeine and you might feel energetic enough to walk to Ruidoso Downs —it’s only an eight-minute walk from this property!