Great skiing with a very relaxed atmosphere. Feels as if you are on top of the clouds at times. Steep road up and down. Make sure you have good brakes
There are many restaurants in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs. Mostly Mexican but there are a few nice restuarants that serve fantastic steaks. Many of the restaurants rotate ownership often so be sure to ask the locals where the best eating is for the time that you go.
Try the Inn of the Moutain Gods for eating and Golfing.
"Beautiful Scenery and hiking"
Menjou Lookout is very nice as well as the hike to the many of the moutain peaks. The tall pine trees are very nice to look at and the smells coming from the cabins that burn the pine in the winter adds atmosphere. Be sure to look for the many types of wildlife there. There are many deer and sometimes bear and elk.