From the slopes of Ski Apache to the thundering hooves at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, Ruidoso is the premier year-round playground of the Sacramento Mountains. Ruidoso is a tight-knit community of longtime residents, second-homeowners and loyal visitors - all of which play a vital role in the day-to-day business that takes place in the village. Those who live and work here are proud to call it home. Those who visit come back time and again. That says it all...

Area Attractions

Casino Apache
Casino Apache

A full casino just for locals and travelers passing through. Casino Apache Travel Center offers everything you need to rest and refuel. Located on Highway 70, we offer up all your favorite games from endless slots and video poker to blackjack, roulette and three card poker.

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

The mission of the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is to enrich the cultural lives of South-Central New Mexico's residents and visitors.The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts opened in October of 1997, creating a year-round venue for world-class performances in theater, music and dance.

Noisy Water Winery
Noisy Water Winery

Noisy Water Winery is an American winery in Ruidoso, New Mexico, founded in 2009 by. In 2014, its wines won fifteen awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, including a Double Gold for its Ruidoso Bubbly Moscato, two Gold medals, and five Silver medals.
It is the only winery in Ruidoso that authentically produces its own wines.

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks Ruidoso
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks Ruidoso

If you want to SEE New Mexico, the Apache Wind Rider ZipTour is the best way to do so! After driving up the winding and panoramic road from Ruidoso to the Ski Apache Resort, you will check in at the base area to begin your tour. You will ride the Apache Arrow Gondola to the top of the mountain, where you will be transported to the top of the first zip line span on the tour, the Pena Zip. At 5,240 feet in the length, the Pena Zip is just shy of one mile long. You begin your ride with the Sacred Mountain to your right, and the ski area and surroundings landscapes of southern New Mexico visible for miles in front of you. It is truly breathtaking.