Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

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Trip dates: Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing.

Sunday will likely be a shorter day that may include skiing (xc nordic or downhill) and/or another winter activity (e.g., inner-tube sledding) based on conditions and group preferences.

Harvard Cabin is a rustic, but heated, structure with communal eating and cooking space, an outhouse, and cold running water. Most notably, this structure has communal sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space) accessible by a ladder.

Participants will help with meal preparation and clean up. This will include preparation of Saturday breakfast, happy hour hors d'oeuvres, and dinner, as well as breakfast on Sunday. No dinner is provided on Friday night. You are responsible for your own lunch and daytime snacks.

This trip is geared towards families with children ages 6-12.

Leaders: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) and Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@northeastern.edu)

For more family trips, visit: https://amcboston.org/committee/boston-family-outings


Harvard Cabin is located on Route 16 in Jackson NH, just a 15 minute drive from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, The cabin is 6.1 miles north of route 302/route 16 intersection at Glen NH. Head north from the junction until you pass Washburn Way on your r

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com (617-515-1095; Email is a faster way to reach me.)

Eliza has been leading/co-leading four-season hiking and backpacking trips with the AMC since 2006. She and her family (husband and 8 year old daughter) downhill ski several times each season. Eliza's family have extensive hiking and backpacking experience in the US national parks, but don't have any particular claim to fame when it comes to skiing. She is a good cook and trip planner, which is what counts on this adventure!

Peter Fraunholtz
Trip location: 
Harvard Cabin, Jackson, NH
Harvard Cabin, ski trip family
AMC Destination: 
Harvard Cabin|Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
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Trip difficulty: 
beginner > expert




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Fee includes: 
$75 per person includes lodging for two nights, two breakfasts, one dinner, and happy hour snacks. Activity expenses are not included in this price.

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Creation date: 
2018-10-01 22:54:35.0
Last updated: 
2019-01-26 19:45:31.487