Lodge to Hut Adventure: Carter Notch Snowshoe

Date and Time

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00PM - Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


This adventure is designed for active adults in search of a fun winter experience. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's full service Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch before we strap on our snowshoes and trek to AMC's backcountry hut in Carter Notch. Exploring the forest, listening for wintertime birds, and investigating animal tracks along the way give us ample opportunity to experience Carter Notch area in winter. 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 is a moderate 3.8 miles climb to the hut and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. It's our best kept secret. Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. Hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil frozen, mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC's hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails. Winter Lodge to Hut trips are designed for the experienced 3 season hiker looking to venture into world of winter. Participants must be comfortable carrying a pack over moderate terrain with some steep terrain. Our planned mode of travel is on snowshoes (they can be borrowed from AMC if needed), but please keep in mind that conditions can be variable. Participants must be willing/able to carry their extra clothing, sleeping bag and some group food for 3.8 miles to Carter Notch Hut. Hut accommodations are rustic with wood stove heat for the common space and cooking facilities. Bunk rooms are not heated. Program Highlights: Group of active adults Focus on beginner winter skills Group experience Night sky observations Natural history explorations including animal tracks and snow Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedules listed, these itineraries are subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. This can include changes in the huts to be used, trails to be hiked, and MW Auto Road closures etc.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $363 non-member
*•Lodging package special includes 1 night lodging at Joe Dodge, 1 night lodging at Carter Notch Hut •All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day •Use of snowshoes • Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides •Free use of demo gear from the Lodge.

Past participants say...

•"Loved the hiking 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 •"It's the best way to learn everything you need to know about the White Mountains and safety-I am always extremely happy with all the programs I have attended" Participant, January 2019

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Carter Notch Hut
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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.