Some people like to wake early and get to the fresh snow first. Others might indulge a bit too much the night before. Whatever you're into, you'll love exploring the runs at Ski Apache.
To get there, you'll have to travel 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Santa Fe, until you get to Ruidoso.
Be sure to have a look at accommodation before you set out, since there are no hotels in the area. The MCM Elegante Lodge & Suites Ruidoso, 8 miles (13 kilometers) away, and the Crown Point Condominiums, a VRI resort, 9 miles (14 kilometers) away, are a couple of places that might fit in with your itinerary. If not, 8 miles (13 kilometers) away is the Hotel Ruidoso - Midtown.