Skiing

Backcountry weekend at Chittenden Brook Hut and Brandon Gap

Friday, March 6, 2020 3:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:00 PM

Check out one of Vermont's newer gems: the Brandon Gap backcountry ski zones and Chittenden Brook Hut. Friday and Saturday nights we'll be staying at the Vermont Huts Association's Chittenden Brook Hut. The hut is fully winterized (temp set at a constant 60) and has a full kitchen with gas cook stove. Water must be brought from creek and boiled. Bathroom is a long drop outhouse just up the hill. There are two sleeping beds/couches by the heater in the main room and a separate bunk room with multiple sets of bunks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gregory Maslowe

Greg has been instructing telemark and co-leading backcountry trips with the Boston ski committee for the last 3 years. He's a fan not only of sliding on snow, but occasionally rolling in it head first down hills.

Coleader: 
Cheryl Hacker

Jay Peak Front and Backcountry

Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

A weekend of skiing around Jay Peak Vermont. Ski Jay resort on Saturday and backcountry on Sunday (optional). Stay at house nearby and eat meals prepared by group. $200 per person for lodging and meals (lift pass extra). The house has several king & queen beds, so bring your spouse or partner for additional $100 (50% off!).

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff has led many resort and backcountry ski trips for AMC. He also a volunteer instructor for telemark clinics.

Coleader: 
Greg Maslowe

Downhill and Cross-country Skiing at Sugarloaf Maine

Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 AM to Monday, March 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine at Sugarloaf Mt. Participants can downhill ski at the resort, or cross-country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or on the trails of the Maine Huts & Trail system. We'll be in a condo right at the base of the Mountain where you can choose from groomed trails, or ungroomed back-country options. Try downhill one day, and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is highly recommended. Cross-country skiers will be going at a moderate pace on Advanced-Beginner to Difficult trails.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie

Marcella has been skiing since she was 5 years old, and enjoys being in the mountains. She likes both cross-country and downhill skiing, and loves to meander through glades, especially. She is a 3 season hiking leader with AMC, and has led a number of front-country ski trips with the ski committee.

Coleader: 
June MacKenzie

June and Marcella have co-led hiking trips, but are not related to one another.

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Kremena Dimitrova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (857-928-0533; evening after 6pm)
Helene Guezennec lnguezenn@hotmail.com (857-352-1688)
Daniel Parvanov parvanov@yahoo.com
Ekaterina Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)

28th ANNUAL QUEBEC DH & XC SKI TRIP

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:00 PM

CHARTERED BUS TRIP: We'll meet in Concord, NH on Tuesday evening, March 3 and stay there the first night. Then travel by chartered luxury bus north to enjoy some of the best, most reliable, scenic, and extensive skiing in the east, plus the European charm, style and great restaurants of Quebec City. Choice of DH or XC skiing, or snowshoeing, at Bretton Woods, NH en-route north on Wed., and in the Quebec City region on Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sunday.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip country: 
Quebec, Canada
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Mike Barry

Mike Barry is a reformed alpine skier who leads multi day XC Ski tours in Maine, Quebec, Norway and the Whites with the Boston Chapter & Adventure Travel Committees. His favorite places to ski are Norway for BC touring (though Maine is close!) and downhill in the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been involved in the Club as a Boston Chapter Chair, Club Board of Directors and is currently on the Adventure Travel Committee, and is an active chapter bike and ski leader.

Arnold Nadler ardnadler@aol.com (978-745-9591)
Coleader: 
Deb Taylor
Registrar: 
Arnold Nadler (978-745-9591)

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging in Waterville Valley vicinity.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Mike Barry

Mike Barry is a reformed alpine skier who leads multi day XC Ski tours in Maine, Quebec, Norway and the Whites with the Boston Chapter & Adventure Travel Committees. His favorite places to ski are Norway for BC touring (though Maine is close!) and downhill in the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been involved in the Club as a Boston Chapter Chair, Club Board of Directors and is currently on the Adventure Travel Committee, and is an active chapter bike and ski leader.

Coleader: 
Mustafa Varoglu
Registrar: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com

Backcountry & Penguins: Antarctica 2019: Ski Social and Presentation

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Our good friend Karl Critz very recently visited Antartica to ski -- extreme backcountry skiing (1 inch of powder, one mile of ice). Hear Karl recount his adventure in his presentation. Before and after the presentation, catch up with fellow skiers after the holidays and discuss your plans for the season. Get psyched about the ski season and speak with like-minded people about your passion for skiing. There will be ski committee members with experience in downhill, cross country, telemark, and back-country skiing.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has been a free heel skier since the mid-1970s. He enjoys cross country skiing at xc ski areas and backcountry locations, and downhill skiing with telemark gear. He also enjoys snowshoeing, cycling, canoeing, and kayaking. He has volunteered for several years with the AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee, first as Trip Coordinator, then as the Committee Chair. He has led ski trips for several years.

Jeff Barrell

Jeff is a past chair of the Ski Committee, and a devotee of backcountry skiing. He instructs at the Ski Committee's Telemark Clinic and Backcountry Ski Workshop.

Ski Committee Monthly meeting - January 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the AMC Boston Ski Committee. We will discuss leadership requirements, and upcoming events, trips, & workshops. Please register using google form link or email Marcella: marcelmacnz@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, February 14, 2020 5:00 PM to Monday, February 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Join us to explore skiing in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact Aldo.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

I have skied since the late 1970s, and have led skiing, bicycling, and hiking trips for the AMC since 2008. I am a past chair of the Ski Committee for the Boston Chapter. I enjoy all types of free-heel skiing -- cross-country/nordic, downhill/telemark, and backcountry. Got snow? Let's go!

Coleader: 
Glenn Barnes

I love cycling, paddling, and xc skiing. I have been a past chair of the NY-North Jersey AMC Chapter's bicycling committee.

Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin

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