RUIDOSO, NM — Two men who allegedly vandalized a brand new gondola at Ski Apache have been banned from the ski area for life. Nineteen year-old Dennis Short and 20 year-old John Nuckols are also now both facing felony charges. The pair allegedly carved two images into the window of a gondola car while riding up the mountain. Ski Apache confiscated both of their season passes. Both were due in court on Thursday.