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Women's Lodge to Hut Adventure: Zealand Valley Ski

Date and Time

Friday, January 31, 2020 5:30PM - Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:00PM

Location

AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




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

Overview

Join us on this exclusive women-only excursions into the wild- female skiers, female guides. These trips offer the spirit of adventure in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere! The trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch. The next day we gear up for the ski expedition to AMC's backcountry hut at Zealand Falls. One night is spent at the hut preparing a group dinner, checking out the winter sky at night and learning about winter ecology in the White Mountains. The terrain moderately challenging and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. Led by AMC's professional Outdoor Guides Participants should have intermediate to advanced cross-country skiing skills. Participants must be comfortable carrying an overnight pack over moderately challenging terrain. Participants must be willing/able to carry their extra clothing, sleeping bag and group food for 6 miles with 1200 feet elevation gain to Zealand Falls Hut. Our planned mode of travel is on skis but please keep in mind that conditions can be variable and snowshoes/microspikes will be our alternate mode of travel. Hut accommodations are rustic with wood stove heat for the common space and cooking facilities. Bunk rooms are not heated. Program Highlights: •Group of women •Awesome backcountry touring •Night sky observations •Natural history explorations including animal tracks and snow Guided adventure and leadership with AMC Outdoor Guides We recommend a lightweight, full metal edge touring ski. Ski shops near the AMC Highland Center are: https://www.drummondsmountainshop.com/ and https://www.brettonwoods.com/Winter_Sports/Nordic/rentals

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $349 member / $381 non-member
*•Lodging package includes 1 night at Highland Center, 1 night at Zealand Falls Hut •All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day •Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides •Free use of equipment from the LL Bean Gear Room at Highland Center Lodge. Fee does NOT include backcountry or XC ski gear. Participants must bring their own skis, boots, and poles.

Past participants say...

•"Loved the skiing and the camaraderie from the group. Great way to try out a new adventure because it's all planned for you and you feel safe with the guides." Participant, February 2016

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Joanna

Activities

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

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Zealand Falls Hut

Difficulty

Challenging

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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


Contact


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.