Ruidoso is a small New Mexico village nestled in the tall pines and aspens of the Lincoln National Forest. With a population of just under 8,000, Ruidoso is the perfect “small-town” to vacation, retire, or raise a family. The village is famed for its winter sports scene at Ski Apache and its mild summers. With all four seasons, Ruidoso is the place where you can experience seasonal activities. The dense Lincoln National Forest and towering Sierra Blanca Mountains provide a wealth of recreation opportunities.
Those who love the outdoors will thrive in Ruidoso with its year-round activities. Those seeking rest and relaxation will relish the calmness of the village. Ski and snowboard at Ski Apache, and in the summer mountain bike or hike the slopes. Summer has just as much to offer with Grindstone Lake’s Wibit Water Park, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and camping. Try your luck at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, which is also home to the world’s third-longest zipline, the Apache Eagle Ziprider, or unwind at The Spa at the Inn. Pillow’s Funtrackers has fun for the whole family like go-carts, bumper boats, and mini golf.