AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Family Adventure: Crawford Notch

Date and Time

Monday, February 15, 2021 5:30PM - Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:00AM


Highland Center,
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 Highland Center. We'll review the programs and discuss each days focus. 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 Crawford Notch. The second day we'll offer Nordic skiing at local Nordic 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 the nordic center. Guides will fill time between skiing and snowshoeing with snowshelter building, and games on snowshoes. 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 winter guides unlocking the tips to safe, enjoyable winter adventures Multi-sport winter sampler from snowshoeing to groomed cross-country ski trails Cross-country lessons and equipment rental packages are available at an additional cost. Opportunity to spot animal tracks and unique winter natural adaptations.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $389 member / $443 non-member
Youth: $259 member / $295 non-member
Child: $159 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 the nordic center ; Free use of gear from the LL Bean Gear Room; *Additional cost for ski rentals and lessons.

Past participants say...

"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)

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch






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


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.