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Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

Snow conditions

Enchanted Forest is Open Every Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 8, 2021:  4 inches of snow this last week. Our base is around 54 inches right now. All trails are packed/groomed with track set on 90%.

EFXC is 100% open and skiing is FABULOUS! Expect spring conditions from here to the end of the season (March 21). It may be icy in the mornings and slushy in the afternoon with highs in the 40’s+

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

  • Please make reservations for Lessons or Guided Snowshoe Tours at least 48 hours before your arrival. Walk-ins are available for trail passes and rentals, but we do prefer reservations to assure availability.
  • No walks-ins for lessons are available.
  • If you feel sick, unwell, off, under the weather, or just not good, please stay home or back at your hotel room to protect others.
  • 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.
  • We do not have any indoor space available for waiting, so please have non-skiers and non-snowshoers stay home or in your room in town.

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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