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Advanced Backcountry Skiing Weekend - Eastern White Mountains NH

Date and Time

Friday, March 18, 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH United States

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a weekend of backcountry skiing in several Granite Backcountry Alliance glade zones in the White Mountains, while staying at the Evans Notch lodge in Gilead, Maine. For Saturday, we will likely split into two groups for a full day trip to ski the Baldface or Crescent Ridge backcountry zones, or similar terrain depending on conditions. Half day backcountry skiing on Friday and / or Sunday will likely involve the Cooley Jericho or Maple Villa Glade. This trip is particularly geared towards experienced backcountry skiers who are looking to meet new folks and explore challenging terrain. Skiers must have familiarity with their backcountry ski gear and be comfortable skiing black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. If backcountry conditions are not favorable then the trip will involve resort skiing at some combination of Sunday River, Wildcat, Bretton Woods and / or Black Mountain. Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 2,500+ vertical feet of uphill climbing ("skinning") per day. Lodging and meal costs for the trip are estimated at $100 per person, depending on final attendee count. If costs come in lower than advertised then the difference will be refunded to participants. In the event we have to switch to resort skiing, lift tickets for any resort skiing are additional and will be purchased directly by trip participants.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Cost

Free

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Baldface

Activity

Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)

Offered By

Boston

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


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Leader



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Jeff has been leading resort and backcountry ski trips and clinics for 20+ years. He skies all over New England, from local golf course to Tuckerman ravine. He prefers backcountry powder when available (don't we all?).

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I enjoy spending time in the mountains, meeting new folks and seeing new sights along the way! Trail running, hiking, backpacking and skiing are my pursuits of choice.