Prepare for a Winter Vacation in Ruidoso

Ruidoso has an excellent lineup of winter activities for everyone to enjoy. Since it plays host to a variety of winter temps, ranging from mild and sunny to cold and snowy, it’s important to plan ahead. The weather can vary between town and the slopes, so it’s helpful to know what you’re getting into when you’re out and about. Check out our travel tips to keep you and your family warm and having fun this winter!

Dress Accordingly

Pull out your layers for a Ruidoso winter vacation! Staying warm means staying dry, so make sure you trade in the cotton and polyester for wool and be aware of wind chill. Our amazing midtown shops provide a great selection of gear whether you’re skiing, tubing, or just enjoying the outdoors.

Prepare in Advance

Remember to be aware of the weather for the day and confirm that your desired activities are still available, especially with current COVID restrictions. Use our handy resources to decide which winter activities to participate in and plan your outfits accordingly, whether you’ll be playing in the snow or just picking up a meal.

Travel Safely

Driving in the winter can be hazardous, so always be prepared for the worst. Make sure your vehicle has the appropriate safety tools packed (snow tires, jumper cables, ice scrapers, etc.) and check roads in advance before you depart, leaving plenty of time to reach your destination. Familiarize yourself with the National Highway Travel Safety Administration’s safety tips before you go to stay safe while you’re having fun!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Ruidoso this winter!