Family Ski weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Trip dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:00 PM

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 are 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. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. Suitable for kids of all ages and skill levels. Ages 8+ $95 and "Youth" Fee (ages 3 - 7) $80 includes all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch, 2 nights' lodging in rustic inn with shared bath, lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register with leader Valerie Paul,,508-561-8097.


  • Pinestead is a Family Outings Favorite. Visit the horses and chickens on the farm and check out the maple sugaring operation too!

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Valerie Paul (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

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.

Eddy Luttmer

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).

Trip location: 
Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Family Ski weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH
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Trip difficulty: 
All Levels




Registration required: 
Valerie Paul (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)


Fee includes: 
Youth rate applies for ages 3-7. 8+ pays adult rate. Kids under 3 stay free on an air mattress or in a crib. Includes all meals from supper Friday through lunch on Sunday, 2 nights' lodging, lots of fun and camaraderie.

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Creation date: 
2017-10-30 21:09:43.0
Last updated: 
2017-10-30 22:08:46.107