Operation Dates: 1960's - early 1980's
* Elevations: Top: 7,900'; Bottom: 7,400', Vertical: 500'
* Facilities: Cafeteria/Base Lodge, Ski Patrol, Night Skiing, Alpine Slide,
Child Care, Snowmaking, Accommodations at area
* Average Snowfall: 75"
Lifts: 1 Chairlift, 1 T-bar, and two rope tows
The Cedar Creek Ski Area opened off of Highway 532 on the way to Ski
Apache in southern New Mexico. The area is about seven miles outside
of Ruidoso. The area operated with a chairlift and two rope tows. Other
services included night skiing, restaurant, child care, and cafeteria. In the
summer, Cedar Creek offered turf skiing and an alpine slide. By the late
1970's the area changed its name to Ski Ruidoso and in 1980 again to
Eagle Creek. The ski area closed a few years later. While Eagle Creek
had 75% snowmaking coverage, it was plagued by warm temperature and
Directions: From Rudioso, take Hwy 37 to Hwy 532. The area is 1/4
mile west of Alto.
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* Picture thanks to google earth
* The Poma Double Chair
Aerial view from Google
|The top terminal with a floating bullwheel
|The parking area and various grown-in trails