Drought threatens future of Enchanted Forest area
A photo from a past winter shows the Enchanted Forest cross-country ski and snowshoeing area as it is normally seen – with snow – at this time of year. (Courtesy of Enchanted Forest)
SANTA FE, N.M. — The Enchanted Forest cross-country ski and snowshoe area in northern New Mexico remains closed due to a lack of snow and the operator is seeking financial donations to help stay afloat until next year.
“This is unprecedented; there’s just no snow and we weren’t prepared for this,” says Ellen Miller-Goins of Red River, owner of the outdoor resort.
The 600-acre cross-country ski and snowshoeing area is in the Carson National Forest near Bobcat Pass between Red River and Eagle Nest.
Snowpack across New Mexico and southern Colorado is way down this year due to drought during the fall and early winter.