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Jackson. Family cross country ski

Date and Time

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Do your kids love making their own tracks? Do you backcountry ski, but aren't sure how to bring your kids along? Are your kids wishing for friends on their ski adventures? In this three trip series, we will explore the woods at a family friendly speed. The series starts easier and gets harder. Each trip will be a full day cross country skiing on backcountry trails. We will explore varying terrain and look for views of the White Mountains. If you like hiking and skiing, backcountry skiing is a great way to do both. The trips in the series build on each other. Each trip teaches the skills needed for the next one. Some of the skills we will cover are * route finding * safe winter travel * breaking trail * hill climbing * steeper descents * family management in the cold. Whether mother nature gives us fresh powder or fresh ice, we will have fun playing in the woods. Complete description of the series at https://amcnh.org/committees/ski/family-ski-series/ For the first family cross country ski trip, we will take advantage of the variety of terrain available at Jackson. If you aren't sure whether backcountry skiing is for you, this is a great trip to start with. Most of the day we will be on groomed terrain. Prerequisites: Can ski groomed blues. Can x-c ski 3-5 miles on groomed or hike 3-5 miles. Equipment: skate or classic skis, Lunch Terrain: blues & blacks (the Wave Complex). Suitable for ski pulk. Distance: 3-5 miles Skills to teach: what to pack for winter travel. Breaking trail in ungroomed snow. Hills -- downhill speed management, uphill herringbone.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Jackson Family ski trip

Activities

Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Offered By

New Hampshire

Status

Open

Audience

Families


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