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Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

Last day of the regular season
March 28th!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021:  It snowed 12″ overnight and this morning on top of 3″ from Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!

We are staying open past our March 21 closing date, but we are short-staffed. We will pack as much as possible today and try to set tracks by tomorrow.

90% Open (Lower Northwest Passage, Outer Jabberwocky and Linda’s Leg are closed),
Please be aware that we are seeing spring conditions most days – firm and fast in the mornings, slushy and slow by mid-afternoon, icy late in the day.

If you don’t see a current update, call for an honest ski report!

COVID-19: Here are a few steps you can take to make your visit more pleasant and to get you on the trails faster.

  • No walks-ins for lessons are available.
  • Please make reservations for Lessons or Guided Snowshoe Tours at least 48 hours before your arrival. 
  • Rental reservations are also available to assure availability but are not strictly necessary.
  • Day-use Trail Pass reservations are not required.
  • Although the retail store is open, we do not have any indoor space available for waiting, so please have non-skiers and non-snowshoers stay home or in town.
  • To protect others, if you feel sick, unwell, off, under the weather, or just not good, please stay home or back at your hotel room.
  • Arrive dressed ready to go or change in your car. Due to capacity limits (10), our Day Lodge will not be available for changing, getting ready, or storage. Basically, your car is your day lodge.
  • Check-in at the check-in window at the side of the building facing the base area. Staff will check you in at the window and get your tickets and gear ready for you there.
  • Leave your food and gear bags in your car and eat snacks or lunch there or on our picnic tables. You may also drive to town to get take out from your favorite restaurant and come back for the afternoon. We can guide you to great places to eat in Red River.
  • Please adhere to ALL State of New Mexico mandates including mask-wearing and social distancing. We could be shut down if you don’t.

State of New Mexico clarification: New Mexico Public Health Orders

First Cross Country Ski Lesson

“Beautiful area to learn how to ski cross country… Bob was our instructor, he was great, really took the time with us newbies.”

Candice M. via TripAdvisor

It Really Is Enchanting!

“My friend and I went for the Christmas night luminaria trail and stayed in the Little John yurt. It was amazing… Toasty warm with everything we needed. This is my new Christmas tradition.”

Jolene M. via TripAdvisor

Magical forest

“This place is awesome! It was out first time show shoeing and what a great experience. The trails are nicely groomed… Even our youngest did great and enjoyed it.”

Joe M. via TripAdvisor

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