Thursday, November 18, 2010

EFXC Season Pass discount to SWNSKI member until Dec 1st

Enchnated Forest XC Ski area is offering an extremely generous discount on season passes to SWNSKI members. But you must purchase by Dec 1st. See list below for prices. Note, this is only until Dec 1st. Buy it today to avoid missing the deadline due to Thanksgiving week craziness. Little paragraph at the bottom about latest happenings at Enchanted Forest. Lots of snow in the forecast for them, they hope to open in the next two weeks! Here is a link to photos of their opening day skiing last year (Nov 21st!!!). Pretty amazing early skiing and an easy day trip for a lot of us.

Regular pass price:              Pre-season price by Dec 15th:              SWNSC special by Dec 1:

Single $200                        $150                                                    $100

Couple $250                      $200                                                    $150

Family $300                       $250                                                    $200
To buy it call Geoff direct at 575-770-2431, or call the area and leave a message 575-754-6112, or send an email to get it reserved and they will you call back to get your payment info. They are at the area every day, but working hard on the yurt, addition to the lodge and on the trail so they cant always answer the phone.

Note the pre-season discount until Dec 15th, so those not part of SWNSKI or those who miss Dec 1st deadline can still get that discount on a pass by Dec 15th.

For those who dont know, Geoff and Ellen Goins are the new owners of the area originally owned by Ellen's parents John and Judy Miller. They are making remarkable improvements to the area this year. The yurt has been put up just in the last few weeks and will be available for rent this season. They are adding onto the ski lodge, completely revamping their website (going live soon), improving their already awesome trails and more. Please support them and their efforts by getting your passes and spreading the word. It is the only full service xc ski area in NM. We all know its not a big money business (xc skiing that is :) so lets not take it for granted that we have such a great place to ski at and make sure to support them as much as we can!

Their site is and is also linked from our homepage
If you are on facebook, make sure to join them by clicking here.

Hang Snowfencing THIS Sat Nov 20th!

Come out this Sat Nov 20th, 10am at trailhead bulletin (below Aspen Lift) to help us hang the snowfencing along the front hill. The metal posts (so the heavy part) have already been taken care of. This job is fun and goes by really quickly with more people. Bring work gloves and lunch. Leatherman and extra zipties could be good too just in case.
If you arrive late you will find us working on the front hill, so just walk up the trail a few 100 meters.
see you there!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rent snowshoes from Los Alamos County Rec!

Anyone interested in trying out snowshoeing, or familiar with it but dont want to own a pair? you can  now rent snowshoes from Los Alamos County Rec Center at the front desk of the Aquatic Center (662-8170). Prices are great and its easy! Use them on our volunteer created and maintained snowshoe specific trail! Photos of the trail here. Snowshoe rental details below:

Snowshoes: Adult and youth size snowshoes, to fit individuals from 50 to 250 pounds, are available along with ski poles in youth to adult sizes.
Pick-up at Aquatic Center Front Desk 662-8170
Available November - April

Snowshoes              Day $ 5.00        Week $20.00        Weekend $10.00

Poles                       Day $ 2.00        Week $ 8.00         Weekend $ 4.00

Snowshoes & Poles Day $ 6.00        Week $25.00        Weekend $12.00