Outdoor Skills: Introduction to Backcountry Skiing- Getting out of the tracks!

Date and Time

Friday, March 1, 2019 6:00PM - Sunday, March 3, 2019 3:00AM


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. This program offers participants with intermediate cross country skiing experience a chance to hone their skills on both groomed and ungroomed terrain. Skills sessions related to cross country skiing will be offered throughout the weekend, including getting off the groomed trails. We'll ski ungroomed trails that are a great introduction to backcounty skiing with skinny skis. Waxless skis with fish scales are recommended. Ski routes will not be in avalanche terrain or in the Ravines. Guests should bring your own skis or rent from Great Glen Trails. Ask AMC for ski recommendations. Program Highlights •Classical ski clinic focusing on improving technique and efficiency on flats and uphills, and techniques for controlling speed and turning on downhills. •Opportunity to hone skills on both groomed and ungroomed terrain •Skiing on world-class, beautiful, varied terrain in the White Mountain National Forest. •Winter natural history sessions on the trail. •Terrain surrounds the base of Mt Washington in the WMNF

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $279 member / $309 non-member



Instruction (Skills)
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
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.