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Cloudcroft

Winter Weekend Getaway

El Paso is centrally located and on your way to everywhere! Although it’s not easy to depart the city known for its 300 sunny days a year, should the urge strike a winter getaway is not far thanks to El Paso’s perfectly placed position on the map. Here’s how we recommend spending that wintertime weekend.

Big Bend Region
Big Bend Region
 

Big Bend is home to a few remarkable communities: Marathon, Study Butte, Terlingua Ghost Town, Lajitas, and Big Bend National Park. We highly recommend setting some time aside to visit these unique communities as they each possess their own unique charm and distinct experience. Accommodations range from convenient and comfortable to resort luxury. Guided outdoor activities such as hiking, jeep tours, horseback riding, river tours and more can be arranged via one of the local experienced outfitters. Big Bend is a diverse region with endless possibilities for adventure and discovery. Make sure to download the Big Bend Mobile App-an audio tour guide right in your hands!

Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
201 Burro Ave.
575-682-2411 

Situated within the Lincoln National Forest, Cloudcroft is best known for its cross-country skiing, snow moiling, ice skating, tubing, and snowboarding. Ski Cloudcroft is the perfect place for families to ski, tube and snowboard. Ski rentals are available as well as ski school for all ages. Ski Palace is another great choice for rentals such as clothing, skis, snowboards, disks, sleds and more.
Cloudcroft is home to a variety of options when it comes to lodging however, the 1899 Victorian-style resort-The Lodge is a must see. The resort offers a spa, restaurant, and an 18-hole golf course.
To top off your weekend we recommend a visit to The Western Bar and Restaurant. Located on Burro Ave., this one-of-a-kind landmark has served visitors for over 50 years and is the only bar in town.

Ruidoso, New Mexico
Photo by Ski Apache
Ruidoso, New Mexico
 

Located 7,000 feet above sea level, in the cool pines, is the village of Ruidoso. Run by the Mescalero Tribe, Ski Apache is your winter destination in Ruidoso. Ski Apache offers a mix of beginner slopes, tough bump runs, cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails. In addition to Ski Apache, several outfitters throughout town accommodate rentals of all types. For the ultimate experience and for a place to rest those tired muscles we suggest a night at one of NM’s premier resorts-Inn of the Mountain Gods. The resort offers mouthwatering cuisine, incredible gaming and breathtaking alpine scenery.

Silver City, New Mexico
Photo by Visit Silver City
Silver City, New Mexico
201 N. Hudson St.
575-538-5555 

Silver City is remarkably rich and diverse when it comes to hiking, climbing, camping, riding and backpacking. With its magnificent vistas, varied terrain and ample resources, Silver City is the perfect weekend getaway for just about anyone. When it comes to lodging Silver City is home to rustic retreats surrounded by ponderosa pines to modern amenities close to local eateries so resting easy here is a sure thing. The Murray Hotel dates back to 1938 and has maintained its original Streamline Art Deco style while Bear Mountain Lodge is a tranquil oasis on the edge of the NM wilderness. Our final note is in reference to finding your inner foodie in Silver City. Featured in New York Magazine, NM Magazine, Saveur and more, Silver City is home to a vast array of restaurants sure to satisfy the appetite of even the most extreme adventurer.


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