It's time again for Enchanted Forest's most popular event: "Just Desserts" Eat & Ski.
Picture this: You're cross-country skiing on groomed trails through a snowy forest when suddenly you come upon a group of people with chocolate on their faces licking their fingers and eating from a table laden with delectable goodies. The "Just Desserts" Eat & Ski theme is simple: Enchanted Forest puts homemade desserts from fine restaurants in Red River out on a five kilometer course and skiers ski out to the different sites and indulge.
There is no competition involved, although skiers are advised not to start too late if they want to sample some of the more popular concoctions, such as an 18-layer Chocolate Cinnamon Torte, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Tequila Lime Pie, Black Forest Cheesecake, Mountain Berry Cream Flan, Fudge, Wild Blueberry Pie, Texas Red's cheesecake, Triple Chocolate, Kahlua, Espresso Cake, and much more.
"People sit around the picnic tables and socialize while they eat. It's great, because we've been blessed with beautiful weather pretty much every year," said Judy Miller, owner.
The area's co-owner, John Miller, dons a cookie monster costume for the event and cross-country skis to different tables, checking on participants and sampling a few of the treats. "I'm in charge of quality control," he says with a grin.
The event is Saturday, Feb. 28, noon to 2 p.m. Entry fees (not including trail use fees) are children 5 & under free, Children 6-12 $5 (with reservations), $7 (after Feb. 20), everyone else $10 with reservations or $15 after Feb. 20. An adult all day trail pass is $14. A $24 pre-registration fee for adults includes all-day trail pass ($29 after Feb.15).