Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

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Trip dates: 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. Contact Aldo for more information and registration.


  • "Mike and Aldo take such joy in skiing, it becomes infectious. Getting away from the crowds and deep in the woods gets you in touch with nature. That's why I like backcountry skiing."
  • "A great way to use the skills learned in the Backcountry Ski Workshop. There are easier tours for novice backcountry skiers who are just starting to get off the groomed trails, and more rugged, intermediate tours."

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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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.

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Trip location: 
Waterville Valley
backcountry ski skiing touring tour Waterville Valley White Mountains Whites novice intermediate cross country touring
Wait Listed
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Trip difficulty: 
Novice to Intermediate and Above


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 
Mike Barry


Fee includes: 
lodging Friday and Saturday nights, breakfasts Saturday and Sunday, happy hour and dinner Saturday night. BYOB.

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Creation date: 
2019-10-17 20:51:39.0
Last updated: 
2020-01-08 22:42:19.62