Well, the reason we've been quiet about our nordic trails (aka Canada Bonita trail) is because USFS has said that the closure should be lifted 'any day now'. However, since 'any day' has now turned into over two weeks, we thought we should say something. So here it is, closure has not been lifted yet, but it will be any day now. As soon as it has been officially lifted we will post that here, on our homepage and fb page.
Meanwhile, we are planning events on our trails and have some GREAT local ones to let you know about so you can plan a whole winter full of snow fun while supporting and encouraging more great events in our area!
Jan 7th (Sat) SWNSC Skiathlon on our nordic (Canada Bonita) trails. More info on that coming soon.
Jan 14-16 (Martin Luther King weekend) Chama Chile Ski Classic in Chama, NM. Fantastic 3 day event that includes classic and skate xc ski races, snowshoe races, combined events, family friendly events and more! Check out our photo gallery for albums from last 5 years of this event. Online registration is open, sign up now! Sign up online by 12/31/11 to get 10% discount off adult races!
Jan 28-29 NM Cup/Low O2 Challenge at Enchanted Forest XC Ski and Snowshoe Area. XC ski and snowshoe races, snowshoe national qualifyer and kids events! Flyer to be posted on our homepage shortly.
Feb 17-19 (President's Day weekend) Pagosa Springs Winterfest 2012 in Pagosa Springs, CO. Come up for three days of snow fun and hot springs. Great family friendly events, free groomed xc ski trails, mock biathlon/xc ski races, sled races and downhill ski races.
Feb 18th (Sat) Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon, Grants, NM. Most epic, spectacular event in NM! If you arent ready for it, come and volunteer to check it out. Volunteering for this one is a day long party and great way to see what to get ready for if you want to do it next year!
Feb 25th (Sat) Just Desserts Eat and Ski at Enchanted Forest XC Ski Area. Family friendly fun event. Great way to get newbies into trying xc skiing!
Btw, snowing like CRAZY in Los Alamos and on our nordic trails right now. Not too shabby for a winter that's been forecasted to be dry and sad. Yup, never a bad thing when you get your family season pass to Enchanted Forest pay for itself by Dec 15th! :)) Here is a photo from a Los Alamos backyard looking in the direction of our ski trails as of Dec 19th noon: