Lodge to Hut Snowshoe: Carter Notch

Date and Time

Friday, December 8, 2023 6:00PM - Sunday, December 10, 2023 3:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Join AMC Outdoor Guides on this Guided Adventure to Carter Notch. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's full-service Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch before we strap on our snowshoes and trek to AMC's backcountry hut in Carter Notch on Saturday morning. Exploring the forest, listen for winter birds and investigating animal tracks along the way give us ample opportunity to experience Carter Notch area in winter. One night is spent at the hut preparing a group dinner, checking out the winter sky at night and learning about winter ecology in the White Mountains. The terrain is moderate with some steep sections on this 3.8 mile climb to the hut. Winter Lodge to Hut trips are designed for the experienced 3 season hiker looking to venture into the world of winter. Participants must be comfortable carrying a pack over moderate terrain and sometimes steep terrain. Our planned mode of travel is on snowshoes or trail crampons (they can be borrowed from AMC if needed), but please keep in mind that conditions can be variable. Participants must be willing/able to carry all personal gear including sleeping bag and group food for 3.8 miles to and from Carter Notch Hut. Hut accommodations are rustic with wood stove heat for the common space and cooking facilities. Bunk rooms are not heated.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $419 member / $459 non-member
*Lodging package includes a private room at Joe Dodge Lodge with shared bath, 1 bunk in shared bunk room at Carter Notch Hut; members of the same party sharing a Lodge room are charged a reduced per person rate; All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day; Use of snowshoes or trail crampons, and Lodge demo center gear; Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides; Transportation to and from the trailhead.

Past participants say...

"Loved the hiking and the camaraderie from the group. Great way to try out a new adventure because it's all planned for you and you feel safe with the guides." Participant, February 2016 "It's the best way to learn everything you need to know about the White Mountains and safety-I am always extremely happy with all the programs I have attended" Participant, January 2019

Click map for driving directions
Winter Hiking



Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Carter Notch Hut
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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.