Outdoor Skills: Winter Skills 101

Date and Time

Friday, January 25, 2019 6:00PM - Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


This program is designed for 3 season hikers interested in getting out in winter and gaining skills to be able to do this on their own. Weekend includes both indoor and outdoor sessions. Program Highlights: •Participants will learn how to prepare for winter hikes •Route planning (terrain considerations, weather considerations, timing) •What to carry (10 essentials plus winter considerations and tips for staying warm) •What to wear (appropriate clothing, layering) •Types of gear (snowshoes, traction, poles) •Hypothermia and Frostbite prevention •Participants will learn basic use of snowshoes, poles, and traction •Participants will learn basic map reading and compass use •Participants will learn about snow shelters •Participants will learn basic winter ecology and wildlife tracking along the way during hikes Sample Itinerary: Friday: Check in to the lodge any time after 3pm. 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation to AMC Winter Skills 101 overview Saturday: Our Adventure Begins! 6:30am-8amBuffet breakfast 8:30amGroup Meeting & Pack up AMHow to dress for winter/ hydration and nutrition / PMTraction/ what to use and when Snowshoe Clinic & Snowshoe Hike 5:00pmFireside Social Hour 6:00pm Dinner 8:00pm Featured Evening Program Sunday: Final Adventure and Wrap-Up 6:30am-8amBuffet breakfast 8:30amGroup Meeting & Pack up AMMap and Compass 101 / Half Day Snowshoe Hike, Focus on Navigation 12pmLunch, farewells!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $279 member / $309 non-member
*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights Dinners on Friday and Saturday Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday Lunch on Saturday and Sunday Free use of equipment from the demo center Guided programs and activities throughout the weekend

inside map reading


Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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


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.