Cross-country skiing can vary from an easy stroll in the woods to a high-energy aerobic workout.
Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, a full-service facility located 3.5 miles east of Red River just below the summit of Bobcat Pass on Highway 38, has over 30 kilometers of ski trails and 18 kilometers of snowshoe trails through 1,400 acres offering spectacular views and trails that meander through large aspen groves, wide-open meadows, old-growth forests. The area sports a full-rental shop including performance skis and snowshoes. Child tow-sled rentals are also available.
Even though the thermostat reads 15 degrees and you can see your breath, if you’re snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, you can expect to heat up fast and perspire. To keep the body warm during high-energy activities, start with lightweight “wicking” clothing that transports moisture away from the skin as an inner layer.
Your next layer should be a lightweight stretchy insulator such as a breathable fleece sweater or vest followed by a lightweight water-resistant shell jacket, preferably one with ventilating features like underarm zippers, venting pockets and back flaps.
Your bottom layer can be a lightweight wicking layer followed by stretch fleece pants or lightweight shell pants with side zips.
Finally, ALWAYS bring a hat and gloves!
— Information provided by National Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Instructors of America web sites