The U.S. Forest Service is bringing back its weekly Snow Ranger program this winter in which employees and volunteers will lead 60-minute interpretative ski and snowboard tours at the Red River, Taos Ski Valley, and Sipapu resorts.
“Rangers, who will either ski or snowboard with visitors, will cover local cultural and natural history, along with information about the special use permits each ski resort operates under,” states a press release from the Forest Service. “Wildlife biologists, archaeologists, and firefighters will join some of the sessions and may cover geology, heritage sites, wilderness areas, water, sustainability, fire adapted ecosystems, recreation opportunities, safety and ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics.
Tours began on January 9 and will continue through March.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Taos Ski Valley. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the bottom of Lift 1.
Fridays at Red River Ski Resort. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Ski Tip Restaurant.
Saturdays at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the top of Lift 1.