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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 Ski/Ride Clinic at Cardigan Lodge, NH

Friday, February 7, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

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.

More information is found here:
https://amcboston.org/committee/skiing/2020-backcountry-skiride-clinic

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Cheryl Hacker

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.

Registrar: 
Cheryl Hacker

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 PM

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe Vt, home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost of $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. Single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon conditions. Downhill skiing on own with other interested participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com (617-448-5097; before 9 pm)

Winter Sports Weekend in Quebec

Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00 AM to Monday, February 17, 2020 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Ice Skating
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Snowshoeing
Trip country: 
Canada
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
David Loutzenheiser dloutzen@gmail.com
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

Windblown Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Meet up for an afternoon of intermediate cross-country skiing at Windblown Touring Center in New Ipswich, New Hampshire on February 16, 2020 starting with lunch at 12:30 P.M. We ski the afternoon on a half-day ticket that you purchase yourself (cash or check only). 

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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.

Debbie Smith lawdeb@aol.com

Debbie has been leading nordic trips for the AMC for more than 20 years.

Maine BC Ski to the B-52

Monday, February 17, 2020 12:00 AM to Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Come ski with us on a unique advanced BC tour from AMC's Lyford Pond Camps (LPC) to the B-52 crash site on the northwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain near Greenville, Maine. As an added bonus, we will also seek out the tail section, which is on AMC's property on the southwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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.

Peter Logan mtnman@erols.com
Registrar: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 PM to Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM

BC Touring at it's best!
Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 PM

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carla Schwartz (508-626-7455; before 10PM)

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.

Waterville Valley XC Day Trip

Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for an intermediate cross country ski day trip on scenic groomed trails at Waterville Valley of 15-25 km at a 4-6 km/hr moving pace. The leaders may split the group per skiers relative speeds. Beginner/novice skiers are also welcome, but should self-take a Waterville Valley ski school group lesson in the morning and then ski with the group after lunch. Limited to 10 experienced x-c skiers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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: 
Jen Newland

XC Skiing at Waterville Valley

Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a day of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one may stay out on the trails all day and the other may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch!

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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: 
Zoe Rath zrphoto@gmail.com

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)

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.

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
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