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Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

Get ready for winter!

The National Weather Service says we’re in an El Niño weather pattern, adding this tilts the odds for a wet winter and spring in New Mexico. We’ll take that prediction!

Enchanted Forest Season Passes, Winter Yurts, and our Luminaria Tour are all “live” and ready for bookings. A word of caution when booking your dates, though: In the last 12 years, we have opened in mid-to-late-November 6 times, and mid-to-late-December 4 times. Twice we didn’t open until February.

As the days get shorter and cooler, we will be out getting trails ready for winter.

We will be offering weekly fitness gatherings beginning this month — stay tuned!

You can get your skis ready for winter using this guide: How to prepare your skis for winter, or call to have one of our ski technicians prep your skis. Even wax-less skis benefit from some TLC and you will have a better skiing experience!

NEW this year: Bike Rentals & Nordic Walking!

Enchanted Forest’s Base ELEVATION is 9,688′ with a maximum elevation of 10,078′.

  • Portable restrooms on site and free parking
  • Retail Shop & Snack Bar

Mountain Biking

We offer about 27 miles of out-and-back or looped trails with varying degrees of difficulty from beginner to advanced, plus trail signs at all intersections and trail maps.

Double-track trails (the width of a fire road) are used by novice to advanced mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback ride tours from Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures.

Single track trails — our winter snowshoe trails — are ideal for skilled mountain bike riders  and hikers, too.

Nordic Walking

Enchanted Forest is proud to introduce Nordic Walking to our friends and customers! This growing sport uses poles for a cross-country skiing fitness effect. In other words, it takes fitness walking to a new level by adding an incredible upper body workout. The result is increased endurance, a strengthened core, arms, chest, back, buttocks and legs, plus improved posture and flexibility — all while taking stress off your ankle, knee and hip joints.


John & Judy are gone…

It is with heavy hearts that we report founders John and Judy Miller both passed away Thanksgiving week. The entire Enchanted Forest community is saddened by their passing. They both skied and snowshoed as long as they could, and even visited the area in the last 2 years.

Gorgeous Views

“What a great time and beautiful area! Gorgeous views from the yurt site and day hike trails. Perfect distance from any other houses to be secluded but also not too far for a quick excursion back to the car and Red River if desired. All the expected basics that were included in the listing were there at the yurt…. Highly recommend to anyone considering.”

Tyler B. via Airbnb

Definitely… Should Visit

“The day I biked here there was hardly anyone here and I had views of Wheeler Peak and back into Red River all to myself. Additionally, there are the yurts you can rent and hike/ski/bike into during any season. This is definitely a chunk of the New Mexico wilderness you should visit. I will definitely keep coming back.”

‘Unpossible’ via TripAdvisor

Cute Little Hideaway

“Be ready to educate your family regarding yurts. A great hike to the top of the ski area. A cute little hideaway complete with bunk beds, wood burning stove, propane camp stove and lantern. Enjoy eating around the firepit or around the large dining room table inside. It’s not really roughing it unless you aren’t fond of outhouses.”

Teresa R. via TripAdvisor

Contact Info

29 Sangre de Cristo Drive

Red River, NM 87558

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