Adult Adventure: Member Welcome Weekend

Date and Time

Friday, December 15, 2017 5:00PM - Sunday, December 17, 2017 3:00PM


AMC Highland Center, U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)


Whether you're a new member or a current member just looking to find out more about the AMC, Member Welcome Weekends are a great introduction to all that AMC and AMC Destinations have to offer. Join a group of adults for a weekend of adventure-based and social activities, including snowshoe hikes and winter outdoor skills including map and compass instruction. On Saturday evening participants can enjoy a pre-dinner social on Saturday night followed by and after dinner evening program. Program Highlights: •Social dynamic: Meet other new members •Guided Snowshoe Hike Options Include: oMt. Willard (best view of Crawford Notch) oArethusa Falls (highest waterfall in NH) oMt. Avalon (a great winter hike with a unique view of the Presidentials) •Participants will learn winter outdoor skills: oHiking Safety with Winter Considerations, Tricks for Winter Comfort oMap and Compass 101 oSnowshoeing (or winter hiking with traction) oWinter natural history Sample Itinerary Friday Check in to the lodge anytime after 3pm. 5:00pmMeet & Greet 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation to AMC Winter Considerations for Hiking Safety & Tricks for Comfort Saturday AMGuided Hike PMMap & Compass 101 5:00pmFireside Social Hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Featured Evening Program Sunday AMHalf Day Hike 12pmLunch, farewells!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $169 member / $193 non-member
*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, Dinners on Friday and Saturday, Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, Lunch on Saturday & Sunday, Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room, Guided programs and activities throughout the weekend

Past participants say...

• "The highlight of this program was learning about snowshoeing in the White Mountains with fantastic guides! I can't say enough good things about our guide. She was supportive, fun, knowledgeable, helpful, right there to solve a problem, and positive! " Participant, January 2014 • "The highlight of this program was being comfortable in extreme (for me) cold and learnin how to use gear properly for functin and comfort." Participant, January 2014

Driving Directions

Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Continue on to Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

Hike and Spa



Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch




Adults (18+)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.