Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c and downhill skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor.
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
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!).
Jeff has led many resort and backcountry ski trips for AMC. He also a volunteer instructor for telemark clinics.
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.
Join snow lovers of all types and abilities to explore the diverse backcountry terrain of Mount Cardigan! Skiers, snowboarders, and XC, AT, and telemark skiers are all welcome! Optional backcountry ski instruction in small groups based on interest and ability, from novice to advanced, then head into the backcountry. General & intermediate knowledge of skiing is required.
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Cheryl has been downhill skiing since she was 4 and has been skiing in the backcountry for the past 7 years including Utah, Vermont & New Hampshire.
Enjoy the long weekend in Quebec at Mont Orford National Park. Activities available include nordic skiing, downhill skiing, uphill skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice skating, and more. Winter at your doorstep! Registration fees include 3 nights lodging, and 5 meals.
Join us for the January edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont with Young Members. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Stay at a cozy inn complete with jacuzzis and a roaring fireplace. Trip cost of $200 includes 2 nights' lodging, 2 breakfasts, and happy hour. Downhill skiers welcome.
Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.
I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.
I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).
Winter is Coming!
Jeff leads ski trips all over New England as well as Utah. He particularly enjoys backcountry skiing in fresh, soft snow. He is also tolerant and patient given most New England winters (but remember 2015??)
Spend Presidents Day weekend with the young members (20s and 30s) group! Join us in the winter wonderland of southern Quebec at Mt Orford National Park. Activities include your choice of cross country and downhill skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, fatbiking, local sightseeing tour, or a visit to the spa. Limited to 60 participants.
Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.
Join AMC friends for Cross Country - Back Country Skiing at moderate level, moderate pace including snowshoeing from novice to experienced. Ski Touring Center available to all levels. Downhill skiing at Waterville Valley nearby. Stay at comfortable Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $365 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 happy hours. Sponsored by Boston AMC INTRO Committee