Thanks to strong early-season snowfall, Ski Apache will open for the 2022–2023 winter season on Saturday, Nov. 26. New Mexico’s southern-most resort will offer a one-day-only discounted rate on season passes along with pristine snow conditions in time for the holidays.
The resort will open with lower chairs three and five with additional lifts coming online as conditions allow. Skiers and snowboarders on the slopes Nov. 26 will get to enjoy Party on the Mountain – a free family event featuring food, fun and live entertainment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thrill seekers can soak in breathtaking views on the Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour, and those in search of relaxation can unwind with live music by DJ Joe Blaze from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or enjoy a scenic gondola ride for only $25.
Ski Apache is best known for its mild winter temperatures and abundance of blue-bird skiing. The mountain’s high elevations, combined with its southerly latitude, gives the resort a unique advantage of seeing abundant snowfall with comfortable weather. It’s this promise of blue-bird days and superb snow conditions that lures skiers and riders from far and wide.
The resort, owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, features 750 skiable acres across 55 runs accessed by 11 lifts and the only eight-passenger gondola in the state. Riders can check out the Apache Bowl at the mountain’s summit or either of two terrain parks located halfway down and at the bottom of the mountain.