Skiing

Cross Country & Downhill Ski Weekend - Sugarloaf Maine

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

An avid lover of the mountains, Marcella has been a hiker and skier since early childhood. She enjoys spending time with other outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the beauty of all the seasons.

Coleader: 
Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com

Boston AMC Ski Committee Open House

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

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!

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 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!

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

Backcountry Ski Workshop

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Sean Sevey seansevey@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Greg Maslowe gmaslowe@gmail.com

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)
Registrar: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
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.

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.

Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING TALK

Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Annual Ski & Games Trip Bretton Woods (Intermediate) Intro

Friday, February 8, 2019 8:00 PM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. Per person cost is $220-$320, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Debra Smith Lawdeb@aol.com

Debbie has been leading ski trips for the AMC for more than 20 years. She is a nature photographer and enjoys cross country skiing and swing dancing.

Carla Schwartz

Carla Schwartz has a strong appreciation for the outdoors, and is an avid XC skier, cyclist, and long-distance swimmer. She has been leading XC ski and bicycling trips for the AMC Boston Chapter since 2004. She enjoys showing people places she loves and her trips have a strong following.

Registrar: 
Debra Smith Lawdeb@aol.com

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Friday, February 8, 2019 8:00 PM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10 Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. $220-$320 per person, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Debbie Smith carlalist@gmail.com
Carla Schwartz

Carla Schwartz has a strong appreciation for the outdoors, and is an avid XC skier, cyclist, and long-distance swimmer. She has been leading XC ski and bicycling trips for the AMC Boston Chapter since 2004. She enjoys showing people places she loves and her trips have a strong following.

Pre-Season Ski Social at Night Shift Brewing Taproom

Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Winter Is Coming ... Get Psyched! Catch up with others, make new friends, and make plans for the ski season ahead. Let's celebrate the coming of winter by toasting Ullr, the Norse god of snow, and implore him to blanket us with a snow-filled season. Night Shift Brewing is one of the premier craft brewers in the Boston metro area, with a wide variety of beers to fit any palate. Non-alcoholic beverages are also for sale, so don't be shy. Come meet and network with other skiers and find out about great places to ski and other info to make the upcoming ski season rewarding.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin aggamc2016@gmail.com

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.

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