Leap Year Nordic BC Skiing in the Sandwich Range, NH

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Trip dates: Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

We will celebrate 2020's extra day with two full-day trips in the Sandwich Range Wilderness and the valley to the south. We will choose from a variety of tours using old roads, hiking trails, multi-use trails, and groomed ski trails. Expect moderate pace with several short snack/water stops -- sit-down lunch is unlikely unless temps are super balmy. Limited to six (6) experienced skiers -- comfortable skiing on ungroomed trails and dealing with obstacles like streams and fallen logs, undaunted by the occasional steep hill or possible bushwack, and in good shape. Difficulty will depend as much on snow conditions as terrain: Advanced Intermediate.
Our base will be the leader's house at the foot of Mount Whiteface, where everyone will help with meals.
We are using a Google form for registration (link above) and to screen for maximum enjoyment. We'll follow up by phone/email as needed. Fell free to contact either one of us with questions.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Lakes Region
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Ben Klass ben_klass@yahoo.com

Ben has lead hiking, biking and xc ski ski trips with the Boston chapter. He enjoys skiing at xc centers and in the backcountry.

Cindy Bates

Cindy is a lifelong skier who transitioned from downhill to cross-country as a teenager. She now prefers off-track skiing using techniques learned on many family adventures led by her dad. She also enjoys the occasional ski marathon - Canada 2021 is up next. Favorite spots include local woods west of Boston, Sandwich/Tamworth, NH, and the High Peaks/Lake Placid. She has been a leader and instructor (novice and BC nordic) with the Boston Ski Committee for many years.

Trip country: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Fee includes: 
2 nights lodging and meals, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, Saturday dinner.
Creation date: 
2020-01-14 20:23:50.0
Last updated: 
2020-02-19 10:39:20.753