Day skiing at Ragged Mtn (NH) - a small, family owned resort about 2 hours drive from Boston. Ragged offers a variety of trails from easy to advanced with ungroomed trails and glades. We get a group rate ($55), so bring your kids and friends and ski with a fun crowd. Kids and teens get a cheaper rate - contact Jeff for details.
For telemarkers, we will have instructors to help your technique and help build on the earlier Wachusett clinic.
Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Spend Presidents Day weekend 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. Trip fee of $210 includes three nights lodging double occupancy with ensuite bath, three breakfasts, and three dinners. Limited to 60 participants. Registration closes on February 1. No refunds or changes after February 1. Leaders Marianne Bonnard, Shannon MacKenzie, and Caitlin Hall
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.
Marianne became an AMC leader while she was living in Boston in 2013-17. She's kept on leading trips since her return to Québec City, with the objective of making her AMC friends discover the hiking jewels North of the border. Born and raised in Europe, she's been hiking since the age of 8, in the Alps in France, Austria and Germany. She speaks fluent French and will gladly also act as an intercultural translator!
Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:30 AM to Monday, February 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine, just down the road from Sugarloaf Mountain. Participants can cross country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or those of the Maine Huts & Trails system. Plus, we are less than 2 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers a wide variety of groomed terrain as well as challenging back-country skiing options. Try downhill one day and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is recommended.
Come to this informational and social ski committee event where you can speak to ski leaders/co-leaders about upcoming trips. Get psyched about the upcoming 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. There will also be a 20 minute presentation about a ski trip many of the members took to Utah! Raffle tickets will be given to attendees for a chance to win various skiing-related door prizes.
Friday, February 15, 2019 5:00 PM to Monday, February 18, 2019 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). If sufficient snow is not available, we will hike various scenic trails in the area. 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!
I have skied since the late 1970s, and have led skiing, bicycling, and hiking trips for the AMC since 2008. I am the most recent 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!
I love cycling, paddling, and xc skiing. I have been a past chair of the NY-North Jersey AMC Chapter's bicycling committee.
Friday, February 8, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:00 AM
Come ski the backcountry of Mt. Washington!
The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring.
Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:00 AM
Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and 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 pavillion.
Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 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 Town Square Condos at Waterville Valley.
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.
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.
Are you interested in getting out of the ski areas and skiing the backcountry in winter!? Do you look at the forests and mountains with a desire to explore them in winder on skis but don't know where to get started? Then this talk will help answer your questions. If you want to do Nordic backcountry, or downhill ski on alpine or telemark gear we can get you pointed in the right direction.