Area Information

Welcome to Ruidoso. A high-altitude escape known for both adventure and rejuvenation. Hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and horse back riding surround us. Alpine skiing, boutique shopping, year-round golf, the acclaimed Spencer Theater and world-class gaming are just a few attractions found in this quaint mountain village nestled in the pristine Sacramento Mountains.

We hope that the travel and activity resources found below will help get your trip off to a great start.  If you would like recommendations on restaurants, additional area activities, travels guides/hiking maps, or anything else please stop by our office during your stay!



The official tourism website for the Village of Ruidoso.  Get the latest travel news, guides, tips and ideas for your perfect Ruidoso vacation!



The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to experience the ultimate Playground of the Southwest.  Discover a brand new way to EXPERIENCE RUIDOSO at the new Chamber portal!



The Ruidoso Web Cam provides a year-round view of Midtown and Sierra Blanca.  Enjoy the view – it is truly beautiful here during any season!



Below you will find travel and activity related links relating to the winter season in Ruidoso.



Road conditions in New Mexico can turn hazardous very quickly.  Stay up-to-the-minute with travel and road conditions for the State of New Mexico

New Mexico Roads Hotline

Dial 511 or (800)432-4269


Snow Chains

  • Hometown Tire Pros     575-258-2100
  • Western Auto     575-257-2454
  • Mountain Tech     575-257-9800
  • Mobil 1 Lube Express     575-258-5591
  • Auto Zone     575-378-1071
  • Big O Tires     575-378-0078
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods     575-378-1149


Winter Activities



As the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails.



Take your zipline adventure experience above and beyond with one of the longest ziplines in the world!



Ruidoso’s first-class tubing venue offers some of the most exciting tubing you will find anywhere!



Get in the holiday spirit with Grindstone Stables by enjoying a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the historic Upper Canyon – and right past Story Book Cabins!



As Ruidoso’s frist off-road adventure specialist, Backcountry Attitudes provides 4×4 off-road adventures through scenic wilderness and mountain terrains!  Whether you’re a thrill seeker ready to let’r rip or looking for something a little more tame, there’s a tour for you!


Ski Rental





Additional Links of Interest


The official website of the Village of Ruidoso.



The Village of Ruidoso Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services that are designed to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits our beautiful mountain village.



The Smokey Bear Ranger District offers many different recreation opportunities for all seasons.  Visit this link for current forest conditions, information and events.