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Last Day of Ski Season at Ski Apache

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:56pm

Winter is officially over and a nearby ski destination is closing up shop.
Today was the very last day at the Ski Apache in Ruidoso and it couldn't have been a better season.

I've been here for 9 years and just love working here at Ski Apache," said Lou Mcleod, a ski instructor. She says she loves the healthy life style.

" A lot of appreciation for everyone working in tandum to support the economy here," said Mcleod.

" I think it's a very friendly family oriented ski area and as far as the rest of the nation, we have some of the more moderate temperatures which I think that's appealing to a lot of people," said Mark Lively, a ski instructor at Ski Apache.

But its not all just about the snow, Ruidoso has plenty to offer.

"It's a nice place for shopping when we're not skiing. There's a lot of good shops and good places to eat,” said Casey Hays.

At Café Rio, the owner makes his pizzas in the window where locals and tourists a like can catch a glimpse of him spinning fresh dough.

"This being my first time I really don't know much about it so kind of want to wander and soak it all in," said Laura Dickey a native from California.

The staff at Ski Apache says they expect on average around 150,000 people to visit Ski Apache.

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