Family Adventure Ski and Snowshoe: Pinkham Notch

Date and Time

Monday, February 17, 2020 5:00PM - Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00AM


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 families in search of a fun winter experience. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge. On the first full day we'll learn how to snowshoe. AMC Guides will share tips and techniques on how to move through the snow and up and down hills. We'll take a snowshoe hike in Pinkham Notch. The second day we'll offer Nordic skiing at beautiful Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. AMC Guides will lead ski tours on the groomed network. Lessons will be available for anyone interested in learning or improving their skiing. Ski rentals are available at Great Glen. Guides will fill time between skiing and snowshoeing with snowshelter building, snow games and winter crafts. Each night will offer a family friendly evening program. AMC Guides will point out and identify animal tracks as well as other natural history of the winter world. The terrain is beginner to moderate and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and up. Program Highlights: Camaraderie of parents and children exploring winter together Professional AMC Outdoor Guides unlocking the tips to safe, enjoyable winter adventures Outdoor clinics, winter dress for safety and comfort Multi-sport winter sampler from snowshoeing to groomed cross-country ski trails Cross-country lessons and equipment rental packages available from the experts at Great GlenTrails Nordic Center at an additional cost. Evening gatherings and social time in mountain lodge at the base of Mt Washington Opportunity to spot animal tracks and unique winter natural adaptations. Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedules listed above, 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, and/or trails to be hiked.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $349 member / $389 non-member
Youth: $199 member / $229 non-member
Child: $119 member / $339 non-member
*All meals from dinner on the first night to breakfast on the last day; Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides; trail passes for Great Glen Trails; Snowshoes; *Additional cost for ski rentals and lessons.

Past participants say...

"So well organized, family friendly, and fun!" Participant, Feb 2019 "I have not liked winter since I was a kid; Winter seemed like work. I've changed my tune. The staff advice on preparing for outdoor sports was superb. I was warm! And playing games while learning a sport was fabulous. I am now in love with winter again at 57!" Participant, Feb 2019 "We would never have tried snowshoeing if it weren't for this program. Now they are on everyone's Christmas list!" Participant, Feb 2019

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

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






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.