Some call Ruidoso their favorite skiing destination. Others spend their summers in the cool, crisp air high in Ruidoso. Still others visit Ruidoso for an exciting day at the races or spend a long weekend at the nearby Inn of the Mountain Gods. And still others simply call Ruidoso “home.”
While it is a given that Ruidoso is a vacation spot for visitors across the country and keep a second home in Ruidoso, no one can doubt that living in Ruidoso is almost a spiritual experience. Ruidoso’s elevation is just under 7,000 feet and is part of the Sierra Blanca range, the highest point of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern New Mexico at 12,000 feet.
Ruidoso is an outdoor haven and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful forested mountains to be found. Ruidoso is a relatively small town with a population of just over 8,000 and the primary economic driver in Ruidoso is the service sector, responsible for the caring hospitality that Ruidoso’s attractions provide. And those attractions are many, making Ruidoso one of the favorite vacation spots in all of New Mexico, if not the entire Southwest.
Lovers of the slopes enjoy downhill skiing at nearby Ski Apache, the southernmost ski resort in the country. Offering a dozen trails catering to both snowboarders and skiers, Ski Apache is the most popular ski resort for Ruidoso residents.
Surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso caters to the outdoor types who like to get away from it all with literally hundreds of trail miles. Campers can pitch a tent or take advantage of the many camping lodges that populate the Ruidoso landscape. Golfing, horseback riding, shopping, biking are all popular activities in and around Ruidoso.
Ruidoso has been proven as an ideal spot for real estate investors, who discovered in their first visit to Ruidoso they would like to build their own vacation home or explore the various cabins and lodging opportunities that Ruidoso provides.
There really are not enough words to describe the beauty that surrounds Ruidoso. And like many, once you visit, you might just decide to own part of your very own slice of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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