Outdoor Skills: Snowshoeing 101

Date and Time

Friday, February 1, 2019 6:00PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


AMC's Outdoor Skills 101 offerings are designed to provide basic skills and knowledge to have a successful and enjoyable outdoor experience. Time is spent in the classroom and in the field putting your newly obtained skills to work. In this Outdoors Skills 101 offering, AMC Guides will teach you the basics to start snowshoeing on a variety of terrain while being comfortable outside in the winter. Once comfortable with your new feet, we will then lead you on a guided trek through the White Mountains. Program Highlights: •Camaraderie of learning a new winter skill with other outdoor enthusiasts •Tips on winter travel by snowshoes, best snowshoes for activities planned, how to walk up and down hills •Animal tracking along the trails -moose, marten, fisher, snowshoe hare •Winter snowshoe clinics and explorations begin and return to the comfort of the mountain lodge at the base of Mt Washington •Potential snowshoe routes include sections of the Appalachian Trail, frozen winter ponds Sample Itinerary: Friday/ 7:30 pm Welcome/ Overview of the weekend / History of snowshoes First Day/Saturday 9:00 am Overview Snowshoes, different kinds of snowshoe materials and bindings, what snowshoe is best for different activities. 9:30 am Morning spent on skills: going up and down hills, moving in snowshoes, backing up, maneuvering on narrow trails. 12:00 pm Sit down lunch 1:00 Afternoon snowshoe hike using our new skills 5:00 pm social in the JDL Living Room 5:30-7:30 Buffet Dinner 8:00 pm Evening Program Second Day / Sunday 9:00 am Easy and moderate hike option around PNVC to use the skills acquired Lunch on the Trial wrap up by 3 pm

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $279 member / $309 non-member
*Two nights lodging in shared bunk rooms at the full service Joe Dodge Lodge All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on eh last day Instruction by experienced AMC Guides Use of snowshoes



Instruction (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.