Services and more

We have the best tune in town!

We offer basic ski and snowboard repair. P-Tex, Edge filing and Base-grinding; we offer iron-on wax and buffing to all tune-ups for easy gliding. "Bringing old equipment back to life" is our motto. 

This is who we are.

  It’s a way of living and a standard of service by acting with a mutual regard,
affection and warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
It is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every
other person for collective existence. We hope to share the spirit of Alto Ski Shop
with our guests from all over the world. Even in the middle of our snowy winters,
we look forward to providing the warmth of us, to you. 

Skis... We got them

  We carry rental skis from Head, Salomon, Atomic, Rossignol, Fisher, and Dynastar. We can also outfit you with Salomon and Nordica boots.  We have the top of the line snowboards and snowboard boots. We don't just put you in your boot size, all boots are different and all feet are different. Personalized boots, ski and snowboards that FIT you!

Snowboards... We have them too!

As the friendliest shop in Ruidoso, we know how important it is for you to have a fun, no hassle experience when it comes to renting equipment. We know that the right ski/snowboard shop can make the difference between a great snowboard/ski trip and an average vacation. Our level of customer service is unmatched. We offer free ski and boot storage for our guests, and we even help you get in and out of your ski boots.

Between having well tuned, state of the art equipment and a friendly, knowledgeable staff we know you won’t be disappointed!

Retail and Rental Accessories.. You name it!

Helmets, bibs, boots, clothes, poles. 

So whether you’re visiting for the first time or have been coming here for years, Alto Ski Shop is ready to take care of all your needs.  Rentals, repairs, and sales  from the best staff there is.  Check us out  and see for yourself what so many others have been saying for years:  Alto Ski Shop because friends don’t let friends ride junk!


What are your hours of operation?

We are open each day during ski season from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. During peak holidays we are open most evenings until 7:00 pm. All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Where are you located?

Our shop is located at 874 Hwy 48 Alto NM 88321. We are right at the turn off to Ski Run Road. 

What are your reservation and cancellation policies?

You can make phone,  email reservations any day prior to your arrival. Your skis will be pre-inspected, tuned, waxed and waiting for you.

Do you offer rental breakage insurance for your rental gear?


If we arrive early, can we pick up our equipment the day before?

Yes, pick up your gear anytime after 2:00 pm. If you request a specific model, the equipment may not be available until the morning of your rental. If you are night skiing on the evening of an early pick-up, additional rental charges apply.

If I don't like my skis/snowboard can I exchange them?

Yes, you can exchange equipment at any time with no exchange fee. We are located very close to the slopes so it's not a major hassle to exchange. 

Can I exchange my ski rental for a snowboard?

Certainly, you can exchange equipment at any time with no exchange fee. Prices vary for different equipment, so there may be a price adjustment.

We want to take a day off in the middle, how can we avoid equipment rental charges for that day?

It's easy to do, it just needs to be arranged before renting. the day you will take off in the comment 

Do you provide overnight storage for our rental equipment?

Yes, free ski and snowboard storage is provided.

What length of ski/snowboard should we reserve?

If you do not know your length, we will reserve a suitable length. 

Can I reserve a specific ski or snowboard?

Absolutely. A list of our advanced demo skis and snowboards is available. Just click on demo list on our home page.

Do you rent helmets?

Yes, we rent adult, junior and child sizes. Please reserve the helmets when reserving your gear.

Do you rent clothing?

Yes we have large inventory of waterproof jackets, bibs and pants for adults, juniors and children. 

We need size 16 boots, do you have them?

Yes, we have snowboard and ski boots in large sizes. It's best to make a reservation any time you are requesting the larger sizes.