New Hampshire Chapter Winter School February 22-24, 2019

Date and Time

Friday, February 22, 2019 7:30PM - Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:30PM


Cardigan Lodge, Alexandria NH,
New Hampshire, North Country,


Registration is required for this activity.


Instruction in winter mountain travel, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing for all levels, including potential skiing and hiking leaders. Weekend filled with instruction, field exercises, lectures, and discussions. Plus, plenty of great food to fuel you back up! If you're not sure which class is right for you, just ask our Workshop Directors. Chose from one of eight available classes, covering most every aspect of winter backcountry travel: 1 & 2) Introduction to Winter Mountain Travel (beginner and intermediate snowshoeing), which includes instruction in safety, equipment, route finding, map and compass, off-trail navigation, weather, trip planning, nutrition, and handling emergencies in a winter mountain environment. 3) Advanced Winter Wilderness Travel, for those looking to hike high peaks and learn correct use of crampons. 4, 5, 6) Backcountry Skiing: beginner (cross country skis), intermediate, and down mountain / back country alpine touring (AT). 7) Winter Backpacking (intermediate) includes instruction in backpacking equipment, campsite selection, route finding, map and compass, weather, trip planning, cooking, and emergencies. Plan to spend Friday/Saturday night outdoors, providing your own backpacking equipment. 8) Leadership and Mountain Skills, for those who have good winter hiking and/or skiing skills, and wish to enhance them to run trips of their own. Exercises in planning, organizing, and conducting trips with emphasis on leadership techniques and group dynamics. Plus, basics of accident scene management, medical considerations, and off-trail navigation. This course is also for those with potential and desire to become trip leaders for New Hampshire Chapter's Excursions (hiking) or Skiing Committee. All classes are for any adult (must be 18+ to attend) who wants to learn and have a great time! Begins at 7:30pm Friday, ending at 4:30pm on Sunday. Fee includes lodging, excellent meals, materials, and instruction. Register online along with your PayPal payment, or register online and follow up by sending in a check.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $170 member / $190 non-member
*Friday and Saturday Night lodging, Friday night snack, two breakfasts, Saturday dinner, Sunday Lunch, instruction and training materials

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Driving Directions

Do not follow your GPS. We will email you this winters' directions when you register

Cardigan Lodge


Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training

Offered By

New Hampshire



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 7:00 pm -10:30 pm Tuesday and Friday evening)

Director NH winter schools since 1981, trip leader since 1976, Past Chair AMC Clubwide Outdoor Leadership Development Committee and current Chair of the AMC NH Chap


(best time to call: 7:00-9:30 pm)