Ask any West Texan coming from the high plains to the New Mexico Mountains about Ski Run Road, the 12-mile windy, sometimes legitimately treacherous route to Ski Apache. You’ll hear a grown.
You won’t reach anyone at Ski Apache, high above Ruidoso, N.M., by phone and you can't drive up the long, winding access road to see for yourself. But, you will get a cryptic message that begs for more details that are not forthcoming.
UPDATE JUNE 12: Lots of progress yesterday and last night as weather (high winds) cooperated. The fire went from 0 to 30 percent contained, but firefighters warned it is still a very active dangerous fire. A direct line now surrounds Ski Apache.
What began as a small wildfire in rugged terrain just north of Ski Apache in southern New Mexico, mushroomed over the weekend into a wind-propelled blaze that threatened not only the ski area, but the popular resort community of Ruidoso.