Down Mountain Back Country Skiing

Date and Time

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


Cardigan Lodge, Alexandria NH,
New Hampshire, Lakes Region,


Registration is required for this activity.


Tired of the crowded lift-served areas? Leave them behind and explore the solitude of the backcountry! This course is designed for the down mountain skier who wants to jump the gap from the lift served area and "side" country to the backcountry. This is not a learn to telemark clinic but how to apply your front-country lift served skills to the backcountry on down mountain terrain. Strategies for skiing on backcountry terrain in New England "Powdah" (less than optimum snow conditions) will be reviewed. Be prepared to spend 4 to 6 hours per day outside on skis and to ski with a pack on down mountain trails. This is not just for telemark skiers. Backcountry skills and strategies for the "AT" (alpine touring) skier will also be reviewed. Workshop will begin promptly at 7:30pm on Friday evening, ending Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:30pm. 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. You must be 18+ to attend. For more info, please contact Director Rick Silverberg.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $170 member / $190 non-member
*Friday night snack, 2 breakfasts, dinner Saturday, lunch Sunday , instruction and materials.

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Driving Directions

Do not use your GPS . Some roads are closed in winter . We will email you driving directions after you register.

Cardigan Lodge


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

Offered By

New Hampshire


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge




Adults (18+)


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

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 Chapter.