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Spring 2012 Events from Inn of the Mountain Gods/Ski Apache

Upcoming Events and Activities at Ski Apache

REO Speedwagon during the 2010 Love on the Run tour, at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on July 21, 2010. From left to right Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Bryan Hitt, Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato. Photo by Sjgkfe

REO Speedwagon during the 2010 Love on the Run tour, at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on July 21, 2010. From left to right Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Bryan Hitt, Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato. Photo by Sjgkfe

Ski Apache Extended Hours – March 10-18
Ski Apache is extending its hours of operation to take advantage of the beautiful weather and great conditions before the season ends. The Ski Apache lifts will close one hour later than usual at 5 p.m. 

Ski Apache Pond Skimming – Wed., March 15; 1p.m. to 3p.m.
As winter slip-slides away, don’t miss out on the good times during Ski Apache’s annual Pond Skimming event.

Sat., March 15. Grab the fattest pair of skis or a snowboard you can find and all the wax one can handle to help propel you down the mountain and across the pond for a chance at cash, prizes and bragging rights. In addition to the Pond Skimming event there will be a Bikini Contest and a Beach Body contest (for the guys). Contestants for the Pond Skimming will be judged for best costume, biggest splash, best crossing and more. Entry is FREE!  For more information or to sign up call (575) 464-3600.

The Shamrock Relay – Sat., March 17; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Two person teams will compete during this inaugural, Irish-themed race at Ski Apache. The rely will begin at the top of chair 3 (Easy Street) and will consist of four parts including a tubing section, three-legged section, eating challenge and tandem dash. Participants who dress in green and/or Irish motif will get to begin the race ahead of their fellow competitors! Following the race there will be an awards ceremony on the Plaza at 3 p.m.  Teams must be signed up by 11 a.m. on Sat., March 17.  Sign up at the Special Services Booth on the Plaza.  For more information call (575) 464-3600.

Season Pass Sale – March 19-25 for $199
Ski or ride the entire 2012-2013 season with the Ski Apache Season Pass. Enjoy all of the resorts 750 skiable acres packed full of snow and set your own record number of days with a season pass that typically starts in November and doesn't end until April. Season passes include weekdays, weekends and all holidays. Buy now and begin using for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season, including the summer activities. Every season pass includes three FREE days of skiing at partner resorts: Ski Cooper, Sipapu Resort, Monarch, Powderhorn, and Angel Fire. Ski Apache season pass holders also receive great benefits and discounts throughout the ski area including 20 percent off snow sport lessons and 10 percent off rentals, demos, tune-ups, logo items in the Summit Sport Shop; food and beverage, and tubing hill passes. Flaik™ GPS is also available all season long for just $79 when you purchase a season pass.

Ski Apache offers a live web cam, found at www.SkiApache.com, along with an interactive trail map, up-to-the-minute weather conditions and snow reports, also available via RSS feed and text alert. For more details on Ski Apache visit www.skiapache.com or call 575 464-3600.

Upcoming Spring Activities

Top –Rated Championship Golf Course Scheduled to Open in April 
Don’t miss your chance to play Inn of the Mountain Gods’ premier 18-hole, Ted Robinson-designed Championship Course recently selected as Golf Week magazine’s 2011 “best courses to play on.” This one-of-a-kind course is due to open in early April. Guests at the Inn can book tee times up to three months in advance, while non-guests may make reservations two-weeks in advance, making trip planning at the Four Diamond-rated Inn a breeze. To get a jump on booking tee times or for more information, visit www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com or call 888-324-0348.

Horseback Riding Stables
The Inn of the Mountain Gods is the perfect mountain retreat facility. Our riding stables are open, weather permitting and not during scheduled Big Game Hunting. Daily trail rides last 1 hour, guests who plan on riding longer are asked to make a reservation. Riders must be at least 8 years of age and riding double is not permitted. For more information, call 575- 464-7448.

Sporting Clay Range
The sporting clay range, located at the hunt lodge at Inn of the Mountain Gods, is open year-round, weather permitting. The range is closed during scheduled Big Game Hunts. All participants must be at least 13 years of age. For more information call 575-464-7424.
 

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS

LeAnn Rimes, Thursday, March 29
LeAnn Rimes will hit the stage on Thurs., March 29 at 8 p.m. Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She is the youngest recipient of a Grammy and was also the first country-recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category. Tickets from $25 to $100.

REO Speedwagon, Saturday, March 31
Since the release of their first record in 1971, the band has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums including the monumental 10 million seller, Hi Infidelity, has scored 13 Top 40 singles, including the Number One hits “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You,” timeless classics including "Roll With The Changes", "Ridin' The Storm Out", "Take It On The Run", "Time For Me To Fly" and "Keep Pushin." Tickets from $30 to $100.

Engelbert Humperdinck – Thurs., April 19
The British pop singer is best known for the hits “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” and “After the Lovin’” as well as “The Last Waltz” (“The Last Waltz with You”). He’s also known for his friendships and performances with some of the music greats. Several of the major forces in the world of rock n’ roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late’60′s, 70’s and ’80′s…(and) it was Humperdinck, not Elvis, who made famous the sideburns and flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Tickets from $25 to $100.

Ted Nugent – Sun., April 22
The incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity of Ted Nugent have carved him a permanent place among the legends of rock. Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, Nugent's no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" and "Cat Scratch Fever," Damn Yankees chartbusters like "High Enough," cult classic "Fred Bear," and now “I Still Believe,” Nugent’s rapid-fire sonic assaults continue to sell out venues around the globe. Tickets from $25 to $60.

Club 49
Fri. and Sat. from 8 p.m. to 1a.m.
 
March 2 & 3
Twisted Road – Texas Style Country

March 9 & 10
Jace N Lee – Southern Roadhouse Rock

March 14 & 15
Spring Break:  The Mixx – Classic Rock

March 16 & 17
Seth Savage Band – Texas Style Country

March 23 & 24
Jaron Bell Band – Country

March 29
Suzi Weber & the Mixx  – Country and Classic Rock

March 30 & 31
Aaron Lacombe Band –  Country
 
Wendell’s Restaurant
Fri. and Sat. nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Mike Sunjka, classic guitarist

Wendell’s Lounge
Fri. and Sat. nights from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Mike Francis:  Pianist
March 2, 3, 23, 24, 30, and 31

Doug Fuqua: Pianist
March 9, 10, 16, and 17

HOTEL PACKAGES

The Great Escape

Plan your trip to Inn of the Mountain Gods today. Through April 30, reserve the “Great Escape” package for just $99! Don’t let this great deal pass you by. The package includes a one-night stay in a standard room, breakfast buffet for two and two margaritas at Wendell’s Lounge. Book your trip by calling 1-800-545-9011. Offer valid Sunday to Thursday through April 30. Blackout dates apply.

CASINO PROMOTIONS

March Wins – March 1-29
Satisfy your excitement, win a vacation and more! On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays earn 25 points and win a gift – soda six-packs, hats and lanyards. Don’t miss the final drawing on Saturday, March 31 when 21 luck players will have a chance to win a $1,000 and $3,000 vacation, $1,000 in cash, $500 in Free Spirit Play and some fun gifts. While supplies last. Once all gifts have been given out, player will receive $5 in Spirit Play. Only one gift or $5 Spirit Play rewarded per promotion day.

Double Spend Days – March 1-29
Points are worth TWICE as much at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache Travel Center on Mondays and Tuesdays in February. Double the spending power, double the fun! Normally, 200 points = $1; on Double Spend Days, 200 points = $2. Valid at Smokey B’s Restaurant, Casino Apache Travel Center Convenience Store, Big Game Sports Bar and Stronghold Gift Shop. Double Spend Days excludes gas, cigarettes and alcohol. Limited to $50 per day in point redemption.

Casino Apache Gift Giveaway – April 1–June 30
A trove of treasure awaits you at Casino Apache Travel Center. Earn just 50 base points and receive a gift every Tuesday from April 1- June 30 on Treasure Tuesdays. A different gift is offered every Tuesday from an umbrella and mini chopper to a roadside emergency kit and much more. While supplies last. Once all gifts have been given out, players who have earned 50 points receive $10 in Spirit Play.

Jeep Giveaway – April 1-29
Win a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport! Play the slots between April 1-29 at Inn of the Mountain Gods or Casino Apache Travel Center for a chance to win. Every 25 points earned will be an entry into the drawing. Ten $1,000 drawings are held before the Grand Prize Drawing at Inn of the Mountain Gods on April 29 at 6pm for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Players must swipe their Apache Spirit Club card at some point during the promotion to be eligible for the drawing.

Win Up to $500 – Ongoing
Not an Apache Spirit Club Member? Join for free online or in person. Sign up and win up to $500 in free slot play plus earn points for free dining, room nights, concert tickets and golf! Visit Inn of the Mountain Gods or Casino Apache Travel Center to pick up your new Apache Spirit Club card by drawing it from our random Spirit Drum to win up to $500 in Spirit Play. Everyone who signs up is a guaranteed winner, and it’s free to join!

INN GAMING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Monday-Friday: No Limit Hold’em
Starts at 12 p.m. (sign-up begins at 11:30 a.m.)
$16 buy-in, plus $4 entry fee single table shootout. 

Monday: Splash ‘in the Cash
Starts at 7 p.m.
$35 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more in chips.

Tuesday: Plow the Competition Challenge
Starts at 6 p.m.
$35 buy-in gets 2000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1000 more in chips.

Wednesday: No Limit Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Starts at 6 p.m. (sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.)
$55 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more chips. Every player knocked out of tournament pays $10.

Thursday: No Limit Texas Hold’em Re-Buy
Starts at 6 p.m.
$25 buy-in gets 2000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1000 more in chips.

Sunday: No Limit Hold’em
Starts at 2 p.m. (sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.)
$55 buy-in gets 2,000 in tournament chips plus an optional $5 dealer bonus gets you 1,000 more chips.

Tuesday Slot Tournaments at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
Starts at 1p.m. with sessions each hour through 5p.m. (sign up any time at the Apache Spirit Club the day of the tournament)
$20 entry fee. Each player gets 300 credits. Half of day’s entrants will be included in prize pool.

**Sunday and Wednesday tournaments have a $5 entry fee included in buy-in. Management reserves the right to change or cancel tournaments without notice. For more information contact the IMGRC Poker Room at 575-464-7799**

For more information on promotions, events and activities at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, please visit: http://www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com/recreational_onsiteactivitiesschedule.asp.

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.  The Resort is set in the cool, tall pines just outside of Ruidoso 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. http://innofthemountaingods.com/

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