Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Trip dates: Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, February 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us to explore the trails 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! Cost is $218-258/per person. Register with Aldo. (If conditions do not allow for XC or BC skiing, alternatives such as hiking, downhill resort skiing, etc. will be available.) (Google Map below shows general location of the town of Hancock, MA. Specific directions to the lodging will be given after registration is completed.)

Testimonials

  • "Etta is a gracious hostess and her food is amazing. Great skiing opportunities in the area, including Prospect Mountain."
  • "The scenery and skiing is great, the food and accommodations are first rate."
  • "The backcountry skiing here can be mellow or challenging. It's a great winter escape."
  • "Whether skiing or hiking, it's always great being outdoors in winter. The beauty of the woods and fields in the Berkshires make this a great outdoor experience."

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Berkshires
Trip state: 
MA
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.

Trip location: 
Hancock
Keywords: 
Cross-Country XC BC Ski Skiing Backcountry Berkshires Hancock Massachusetts Western
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Intermediate

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin

Fees

$258.00
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Fee includes: 
$218-258 per person includes three nights lodging, three breakfasts, three packable lunches, two dinners, two happy hours. Price varies based on level of privacy of the accommodations. Youth and Child prices are the same.

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
Yes
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2017-10-02 19:14:25.0
Last updated: 
2017-10-03 00:47:03.513