Ruidoso, NM is your New Mexico Vacation destination! Come and enjoy year ‘round entertainment and relaxation. The Ruidoso Downs Race Track is home to the richest quarter horse race in the world; the All American Futurity. Ski Apache is the perfect ski resort for both beginning and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The Ruidoso area claims two of New Mexico 's finest casinos; Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid Casino. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is a world class performance hall. There is live music at many Ruidoso venues. For the active vacation, Ruidoso offers some of the best outdoor recreation around including top rated golf courses, horseback riding, high altitude bicycling, camping, hiking, skiing, golf, tennis, art galleries, museums and shopping aplenty. With all Ruidoso has to offer, the top rated activity in Ruidoso remains relaxing and enjoying the magnificent mountain views and the cool pines. Ruidoso lodging is unique to other destinations and is known for quaint cabins along the Rio Ruidoso River. Many lodging establishments are pet friendly.