Go Skiing in Ruidoso next time you are camping in New Mexico

  Go Skiing in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Ruidoso conjures up images of forested mountains, grazing meadows, lovely summers, great fishing in cool mountain lakes and streams, skiing during mild winters, wild game, golf resort and endless hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and jeep trails through miles of beautiful forest. Explore the marvel while visiting New Mexico campgrounds.

Few first-time visitors are surprised to find that Ruidoso enjoys a blessed setting in the shadows of New Mexico's high mountains of Sierra Blanca, making camping in New Mexico the perfect setting.  Ruidoso is an impeccable gem, and in a part of the world where alluring alpine villages aren't exactly rare.

Many visitors are surprised to learn that this great village of 8,000 supports a caliber of distinguished restaurants, inns, museums, shops, casinos, race track and acres of natural protected forest beauty. Ruidoso draws a steady stream of worldly and creative spirits.  It is also home to several RV parks in New Mexico.

And winter is a perfect time to visit the area if you enjoy skiing and snowboarding. In fact, nearby Ski Apache was named one of the top five best Ski and Snowboard Resorts in the nation.

Sierra Blanca Peak, home of Ski Apache, majestically rises almost 8,000 feet over the White Sands of South–Central New Mexico to a towering elevation of over 12,000 feet. For centuries travelers have set their sights on this landmark. Today, winter sports enthusiasts look no further when they are seeking the best skiing and snowboarding in the South-West.

From just after Thanksgiving to Easter, Ski Apache offers skiing and snowboarding on groomed powder slopes with the largest lift capacity in New Mexico.  With several New Mexico campgrounds open year-round, you can conveniently stay close to the slops.

The beautiful ski and snowboarding area is found in a region occupying an oasis of pine–covered mountains surrounded by the sprawling New Mexican desert. From the "Lookout Snack Bar," at the top of the gondola, the panorama is one of the most expansive to be found at any ski resort in North America. The view takes in the White Sands National Monument, the site of the first atom bomb explosion, the forest where Smokey Bear was rescued and the Old West towns where Billy the Kid roamed. Trail names echo the Apache heritage: Geronimo, Screaming Eagle, Chino and Ambush.

It's fun for experts, intermediates, beginners, and people of all ages. Days are mostly sunny and winter is bargain season. Several RV parks New Mexico, a variety in Ruidoso, offer great ski packages.  Camping in New Mexico offers an adventure that is fun for the whole family!