Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Trip dates: 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! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact 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.)

This trip is now Wait Listed (November 6, 2018); if you would like to be on the wait list, please contact the leader (Aldo) for more information and to enter yourself on the wait list via our registration form..


  • "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
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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!

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: 
Cross-Country XC BC Ski Skiing Backcountry Berkshires Hancock Massachusetts Western
Wait Listed
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Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 
Aldo Ghirin


Fee includes: 
$238-288 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.

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Creation date: 
2018-10-23 20:24:32.0
Last updated: 
2018-11-06 11:06:18.247