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XC Skiing @ Waterville Valley

Date and Time

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Location

Waterville Valley Adventure Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a day of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one may stay out on the trails all day and the other may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not. Ability Level & Pace: Novice to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a faster and more moderate paced group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide. Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $24 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs http://www.waterville.com/nordic-passes/. Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions, trail map and driving directions are available at the Waterville Valley Adventure Center website below. Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the AMC Club System. This will gather you're and an emergency contact info and will click you through an electronic waiver. If you haven't yet created an AMC log-in it will walk you through creating one (however, you don't need to be an AMC member to attend). Gear List: Narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks. Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket Lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation Detailed directions here (or denote that a leader will follow up with you) Meet at the touring center at 09:30 and be prepared to be fully equipped and ready to ski off at 10:00.

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*

Adult: $24 member / $24 non-member
*Participants will self-pay trail pass fee. Rentals are available for $25/day.

Related Link(s):

Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Use Google Maps for Waterville Valley Adventure Center (in town square)

XC Ski track

Activity

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

Intermediate+

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Mikhail is a longtime mountaineer and runner, and more recently a XC skiier for a handful of years. Mikhail leads trips for Young Members, Hiking & Backpacking, and XC skiing. He likes adventure travel, making fresh mulled wine and cooking many different curries.

Leader



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Mike Barry is a reformed alpine skier who leads multi day XC Ski tours in Maine, Quebec, Norway and the Whites with the Boston Chapter & Adventure Travel Committees. His favorite places to BC ski are Norway and Maine, and tracks is Quebec. Though he is overdue for a downhill trip to the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been very involved in the Chapter and Club since 1998 and currently on the Adventure Travel Committee in addition to being an active chapter ski leader