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Advanced Backcountry Alpine Ski & Ride Trip in Stowe, VT

Date and Time

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Location

Stowe, Vermont,
Vermont, Green Mountains,
VT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.


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Overview

Craving fresh powder? Wondering why you moved to New England? We can offer the quintessential Northeast skiing experience in the Stowe, Vermont back(side)country that may or may not include fresh powder. Based on current weather, our goal is to explore the backcountry trail system, accessed from above Stowe's Nordic Center, that includes the Skytop, Burt, Bruce, and Steeple trails. See Mt. Mansfield area tours in David Goodman's "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast" book for more information on these touring options. This event is for experienced riders in ungroomed and gladed terrain who are willing to explore new trails while looking to meet new folks. Riders must be comfortable with 8 to 9 miles and +2,000 ft uphill skiing ("skinning"), skiing black-diamond runs under variable conditions, and they must know how to use their alpine touring ski, tele, or splitboard gear - metal edges are required. Be prepared to spend a full day in the backcountry, dress in layers (avoid cotton), and bring enough water and snacks. A Backcountry pass is required of all participants, purchased through Stowe's Nordic Center for $18: https://www.stowe.com/the-mountain/about-the-mountain/cross-country-center.aspx

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: $18 member / $18 non-member
*Access pass

Related Link(s):

Backcountry Trail Map (PDF, pg 1)

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Activities

Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark

Offered By

Boston

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Must be able to climb 2,000' and ski 8 to 9 miles

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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After two decades of resort skiing, Cheryl learned about the thrill of backcountry skiing on a trip to Utah. She's been exploring the New England mountains ever since on both alpine and more recently, Nordic skis!

Co-Leader



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Boston Ski Committee Co-Leader. Backcountry skier, hiker, climber, cyclist, runner and all round lover of the outdoors. Originally from Baltimore, MD. Have lived and played outdoors all around the world to include New York, California, Florida, Virginia, Washington and Japan. Now residing in Boston.

Co-Leader



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Freddy is a co-leader with the AMC Boston Ski Committee. She loves exploring the outdoors as a backcountry skier, hiker, cyclist, and runner. When not sliding on frozen water, she can often be found below sea level as a local scuba diver.