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GO WITH THE SNOW! - MLK WEEKEND SKIING ON THE TUG HILL PLATEAU

Date and Time

Friday, January 17, 2020 7:00PM - Monday, January 20, 2020 4:00PM

Location

Tug Hill, NY,
New York, Thousand Islands - Seaway,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.



Overview

Enjoy great nordic skiing on the Tug Hill's lake effect snow, your choice of state forest backcountry trails or groomed trails at a rustic, well-run local nordic center. Not open to beginners, but intermediates and up are welcome. For the skiing, we will divide into two groups, with advanced skiers in one group (longer tours, faster pace, more difficult terrain) and intermediates in the other (shorter distance, more leisurely pace, less difficult terrain). Each group will have its own leader. For experienced cross country skiers, this is a great opportunity to try out 'nordic backcountry' skiing on relatively easy trails with usually good snow conditions. If we get hit with a lake effect storm we may have to take turns breaking trail. Wider backcountry skis help. It is strongly recommended that participants have winter hiking experience in deep snow (and enjoy it). For those who prefer groomed-track skiing, there are two excellent nordic centers in the area. There is also a charming local downhill ski area that often offers real powder skiing. A small group may peel off to spend a day there if conditions permit and there is interest. We'll stay three nights in a shared house with bedding, linens, towels provided. Large eat-in kitchen with good appliances, pots and pans, cutlery, tableware and glassware provided. Shared potluck suppers (bring a pre-cooked dish to warm up and share). Participants make their own breakfasts and trail lunches. Contact leader for information, or to register for the trip.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $180 member / $180 non-member
*Lodging in shared house, full bathrooms, beds with linens, towels, full kitchen with basic staples provided. Bring food for potluck suppers. Breakfast, lunch self-provided.

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AMC group on a snowy day on the Tug Hill Plateau

Activities

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Telemark

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Full

Difficulty

Moderate to Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Long-time trip leader for the NY-NoJ Chapter Ski Committee. Avid XC and telemark skier (loves powder and backcountry skiing).

Leader