Intro to Backcountry Skiing Series- Alpine Touring

Date and Time

Saturday, March 10, 2018


New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


Want to transition from the resort into the backcountry but not sure where to start? First -what is backcountry alpine touring? The uphill portion of a tour is similar to hiking in steep terrain, but with skiis on your feet. Downhill portions are similar to skiing at a ski resort, but with the added difficulty of the trails being ungroomed. What gear do I need? Skis similar to what you would use at a downhill ski resort, but with bindings that unlatch at the heel to allow for uphill travel (either Alpine Touring Bindings or Telemark bindings with tour mode). Skins are used for uphill travel. In the case of snowboarders, a split board can be used. For some of the intro trips, carrying a snowboard on a pack and hiking uphill with snowshoes may be a suitable alternative to a split board if the participant is experienced in snowshoe travel. Skis and boots for alpine, telemark, and splitboard touring can be rented at many shops in MA, NH, and VT. What ski experience should I have? At a minimum, skiers and snowboarders should be very comfortable skiing blue square and able to ski black diamond runs at ski resorts. The intro to alpine touring track consists of multiple individual trips. Each trip is a self-contained one-day event, so no need to sign up for the entire series, choose the classes that you are interested in and that will benefit you the most. If you are interested in the entire series, kudos to you! Intro Trips: New Hampshire Winter School - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED register for downmountain (advanced) course - weekend of 20 Jan OR 24 Feb NOTE: The intro and intermediate ski programs at winter school are for XC style skiing. For alpine touring, select the advanced ski program (downmountain) Weeknight Intro to Backcountry, Skins (5 weeks) Mon, starting 15 Jan, Lebanon, NH Valerio Viti Cog Railway 28 Jan, Bretton Woods NH Erik Endrulat OR 10 Feb, Bretton Woods NH Becca Monroe Young Members Intro to Backcountry 11 Feb, Mt Cardigan NH Valerio Viti Intermediate: More Advanced Trips: Moosilauke Carriage Road 25 Feb, Warren NH Erik Endrulat Monroe Brook Slide 04 Mar, Bretton Woods Paul Pinkham Steeple Trail 11 Mar, Stowe VT Katherine Calver

AMC Trip Policy



Skiing Mt Logan, Gaspe Peninsula


Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark

Offered By

New Hampshire




Adults (18+)


Registration required for each individual trip, please contact the trip leader listed to register. Each individual trip is also posted on the AMC activities website if you'd like more information about that particular trip.