XC Ski Tour of the Notchview Reservation

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Trip dates: Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for a XC ski tour of the Notchview Reservation in Windsor, MA, where the temps will stay mostly below freezing this week and the conditions should be excellent! We will be skiing up to 10 miles and climbing up to about 750 ft, using groomed tracks to access some non-groomed trails on rolling terrain, with a few short, steeper ups and downs. This is a easy intermediate trip, but not suitable for beginners.

You'll be fine in either touring or backcountry skis and boots, and should bring your face mask, and enough food, drink, extra clothing and personal first aid to be happy outdoors for 5 hours. This trip is a "show and go" from the main Notchview parking lot (see web site below), but you do need to register here beforehand. We'll give preference to MA residents due to COVID travel restrictions.

Trip details

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Massachusetts, Berkshires
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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.

Jim Hutchinson

Jim Hutchinson got hooked on XC and backcountry skiing doing day trips in the foothills of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, as well as week-long tours to the 10th Mountain Huts in Colorado. He thinks NE is an ok place to ski as well, and he is working on becoming a leader for both Hiking/Backpacking and Skiing.

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Adults (18+)


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Fee includes: 
Day ski pass, which you'll purchase directly from TTOR is currently 50% off for Saturday's "Winter Trails Day". Normal day passes are $20.
Creation date: 
2021-02-02 22:03:39.0
Last updated: 
2021-02-05 09:34:51.287