Saturday, December 28, 2019 10:00 AM to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:00 PM
Ring in the New Year with Family Outings at Pinestead Farm Lodge, a Family Outings longtime Favorite in Franconia, NH! Pinestead is a comfortable rustic lodge on a farm with direct access to XC ski and snowshoe trails. Great sledding hills on property and nearby as well. 15 min from Cannon or 45 min from Bretton Woods for DH skiing. Ice skating and tubing available at the nearby Franconia Inn (both for a fee) Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen as well. Great for families with kids of all ages and skill levels.
Valerie Paul firstname.lastname@example.org (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)
I am a long-time Family Outings ski and hike leader with a passion for sharing the outdoors with kids. My own son has long-ago aged out of the family group but I still love it.
Eddy Luttmer (617-413-1815; Before 9pm)
Eddy originated the Pinestead trip and many other Family Outings favorites over the years. His kids are also long grown and gone but he thrives on making complicated meals, outfitting people with used gear and teaching young and old how to cross country ski.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 PM to Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM
BC Touring at it's best!
Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking.
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 ski are Norway for BC touring (though Maine is close!) and downhill in the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been involved in the Club as a Boston Chapter Chair, Club Board of Directors and is currently on the Adventure Travel Committee, and is an active chapter bike and ski leader.
Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip.
Carla Schwartz has a strong appreciation for the outdoors, and is an avid XC skier, cyclist, and long-distance swimmer. She has been leading XC ski and bicycling trips for the AMC Boston Chapter since 2004. She enjoys showing people places she loves and her trips have a strong following.
Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before Jan 26, 2020 with L. Trip fills fast!
Friday, March 22, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM
We will welcome spring with two full-day trips in the Sandwich Range Wilderness and the valley to the south. We will choose from a variety of tours using old roads, hiking trails, multi-use trails, and groomed ski trails. Expect moderate pace with several short snack/water stops -- sit-down lunch is unlikely unless temps are super balmy. Limited to six (6) experienced skiers -- comfortable skiing on ungroomed trails and dealing with obstacles like streams and fallen logs, undaunted by the occasional steep hill or possible bushwack, and in good shape.
Ben has lead hiking, biking and xc ski ski trips with the Boston chapter. He enjoys skiing at xc centers and in the backcountry.
Cindy is a lifelong skier who transitioned from downhill to cross-country as a teenager. She now prefers off-track skiing using techniques learned on many family adventures led by her dad. She also enjoys the occasional ski marathon--Canada 2020 is up next. Favorite spots include the Stony Brook Reservation, Whiteface Intervale, NH, and the High Peaks/Lake Placid. Besides many years as a leader with the Boston Ski Committee, she has regularly taught at both the novice and back-country workshops.
Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.
Valerie Paul email@example.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)
I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.
Eddy Luttmer firstname.lastname@example.org (617-413-1815; Before 9pm)
I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).
Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM to Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm woodstove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins. Group cooking and full service combo.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..
Monday, February 4, 2019 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:00 PM
The trip starts and ends in Greenville, Maine in the Moosehead Lake area. The x-c skiing is 6-8 miles each day, going between the four lodges/camps - Gorman Chairback Lodge, Little Lyford Lodge, West Branch Pond Camps, and Medawisla Lodge (2 nights here). Gear is transported for us between each lodge. The skiing is on groomed (but not tracked) trails. It is suitable for intermediate skiers who are in reasonably good shape - not suitable for beginners. Meals are included beginning with dinner on Feb 4 through breakfast on Feb 9.
Join us for a day of nordic skiing at New Hampshire's Bretton Woods resort, with Mt. Washington and the northern presidential mountains as a backdrop--just down the road from AMC's Highland Center. At the time of trip posting they are 100% open with packed powder on 101 KM of trails, 57 trails track set for classic skiing. Intermediate skiers, comfortable on hills.
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 AM to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 AM
Senior soiree at Cardigan Lodge. Snowshoe, cross country ski, rest, read and socialize. Meet new people and eat good food prepared by leaders. Cost is $52.50 ($48.00 plus tax) per night plus meals TBD. Limited to 15. Register with L. BARBARA FAY, 617-694-5612, Bfamc@Verizon.net. CL's, Ellen Stanley and Uschi Kuhlmann.