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Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course Opens March 30;
Ski Apache Open Through Spring Break – Last Day to Ski, April 1

MESCALERO, N.M. (2012) – As temperatures start rising and spring nears, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino’s (IMGRC) Championship Golf Course will open for the season Fri., March 30 and also mark the end of Ski Apache’s 50th ski season, April 1. 
(Please note that due to increasingly warmer temperatures, Ski Apache will now close on Mon., April 2 (last day to ski is Sun., April 1) instead of Sun., April 8)

“The snow, the staff and the beauty of the mountain were all magnificent this season,” said Justin Rowland, director of operations at Ski Apache.” “I want to thank everyone that joined us this season; and remind everyone if they’re thinking about trying skiing or snowboarding, they should come up and join us in the near future; we are finishing a very successful season with great spring skiing,” added Rowland.

The Inn’s top rated Championship Golf Course will be open for operation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoulder season rates are now available for guests starting at $55 weekday and $65 weekend; non-guest $75 weekday and $85 weekend. Guests can book tee times up to three months in advance, while non-guests may make reservations two weeks in advance.

A golf getaway package is available for $199 Sunday-Thursday from April 1 to May 30; $238 May 31 to Sept. 5. The package includes one night stay at the Inn, two rounds of golf, breakfast for two at Apache Tee Restaurant; two famous Inn margaritas and a  special welcome gift at check-in. 

“We take great pride in our offerings here at the Championship Course and we’re certain that any golf aficionado will be more than pleased with the golf experience found here at the Inn,” said Frizzell, Frizzell, Sr, golf course superintendent. We’re excited the weather is starting to warm up and golf season is ready to begin.”

First opened in 1975, the Inn of the Mountain Gods’ Championship Course is nestled in a valley surrounded by alpine peaks at a daunting 7,000 feet – topped by the Sierra Blanca mountain range at over 12,000 feet, helping golf balls fly nearly 10 percent farther than at lower elevations. The par 72 Champion Course boasts a challenging layout featuring an island fairway and fast breaking greens. 

Year after year, the Inn’s course is rated one of the most spectacular golf courses in the country, including being named “the most underrated golf course in the southwest” by Travel and Leisure magazine; rated as the 4th “Best Public Course” in New Mexico, one of the top 35 golf courses nationally and, 23rd out of the Top 40 Casino Golf Courses by Golf Digest.

To make reservations, book tee times or for more information on golf course rates for the year, visit or call 888-324-0348. For more information on Mountain Gods Resort & Casino or its associated enterprises, visit or call 888-262-0478.

About the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico's extraordinary Four Diamond resort casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Just outside of Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines where visitors enjoy clean mountain air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the southwest.  From the clean, comforting design of 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action packed gaming, to a championship golf course named one of the top courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Week Magazine and the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache, offering the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with 55 runs served by 11 lifts and, New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola, the Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all.

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