Activities for the Skiing Committee

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Leap Year Nordic BC Skiing in the Sandwich Range, NH

Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

We will celebrate 2020's extra day 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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ben Klass ben_klass@yahoo.com

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 Bates

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 2021 is up next. Favorite spots include local woods west of Boston, Sandwich/Tamworth, NH, and the High Peaks/Lake Placid. She has been a leader and instructor (novice and BC nordic) with the Boston Ski Committee for many years.

Jay Peak Front and Backcountry

Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

A weekend of skiing around Jay Peak Vermont. Ski Jay resort on Saturday and backcountry on Sunday (optional). Stay at house nearby and eat meals prepared by group. $200 per person for lodging and meals (lift pass extra). The house has several king & queen beds, so bring your spouse or partner for additional $100 (50% off!).

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff has led many resort and backcountry ski trips for AMC. He also a volunteer instructor for telemark clinics.

Coleader: 
Greg Maslowe

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carla Schwartz (508-626-7455; before 10PM)

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.

Waterville Valley XC Day Trip

Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for an intermediate cross country ski day trip on scenic groomed trails at Waterville Valley of 15-25 km at a 4-6 km/hr moving pace. The leaders may split the group per skiers relative speeds. Beginner/novice skiers are also welcome, but should self-take a Waterville Valley ski school group lesson in the morning and then ski with the group after lunch. Limited to 10 experienced x-c skiers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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.

Coleader: 
Jen Newland

XC Skiing at Waterville Valley

Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

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!

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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.

Coleader: 
Zoe Rath zrphoto@gmail.com

28th ANNUAL QUEBEC DH & XC SKI TRIP

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:00 PM

CHARTERED BUS TRIP: We'll meet in Concord, NH on Tuesday evening, March 3 and stay there the first night. Then travel by chartered luxury bus north to enjoy some of the best, most reliable, scenic, and extensive skiing in the east, plus the European charm, style and great restaurants of Quebec City. Choice of DH or XC skiing, or snowshoeing, at Bretton Woods, NH en-route north on Wed., and in the Quebec City region on Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sunday.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip country: 
Quebec, Canada
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Mike Barry

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.

Arnold Nadler ardnadler@aol.com (978-745-9591)
Coleader: 
Deb Taylor
Registrar: 
Arnold Nadler (978-745-9591)

Super Tuesday Ski Social

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join fellow skiers, riders, and AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee members to celebrate March Madness -- a March filled with snowy adventures in New England. We will gather at the newest taproom of one of the best craft breweries, Trillium Brewing, located at 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA near the Fenway T station and plenty of buses. We'll trade stories of ski glories past and future. If you have ideas for activities our Ski Committee could undertake, please bring them, we want to hear from you. We can also help you get clued into how to join our many trips.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has been a free heel skier since the mid-1970s. He enjoys cross country skiing at xc ski areas and backcountry locations, and downhill skiing with telemark gear. He also enjoys snowshoeing, cycling, canoeing, and kayaking. He has volunteered for several years with the AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee, first as Trip Coordinator, then as the Committee Chair. He has led ski trips for several years.

Downhill and Cross-country Skiing at Sugarloaf Maine

Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 AM to Monday, March 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine at Sugarloaf Mt. Participants can downhill ski at the resort, or cross-country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or on the trails of the Maine Huts & Trail system. We'll be in a condo right at the base of the Mountain where you can choose from groomed trails, or ungroomed back-country options. Try downhill one day, and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is highly recommended. Cross-country skiers will be going at a moderate pace on Advanced-Beginner to Difficult trails.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie

Marcella has been skiing since she was 5 years old, and enjoys being in the mountains. She likes both cross-country and downhill skiing, and loves to meander through glades, especially. She is a 3 season hiking leader with AMC, and has led a number of front-country ski trips with the ski committee.

Coleader: 
June MacKenzie

June and Marcella have co-led hiking trips, but are not related to one another.

Backcountry weekend at Chittenden Brook Hut and Brandon Gap

Friday, March 6, 2020 3:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:00 PM

Check out one of Vermont's newer gems: the Brandon Gap backcountry ski zones and Chittenden Brook Hut. Friday and Saturday nights we'll be staying at the Vermont Huts Association's Chittenden Brook Hut. The hut is fully winterized (temp set at a constant 60) and has a full kitchen with gas cook stove. Water must be brought from creek and boiled. Bathroom is a long drop outhouse just up the hill. There are two sleeping beds/couches by the heater in the main room and a separate bunk room with multiple sets of bunks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gregory Maslowe

Greg has been instructing telemark and co-leading backcountry trips with the Boston ski committee for the last 3 years. He's a fan not only of sliding on snow, but occasionally rolling in it head first down hills.

Coleader: 
Cheryl Hacker

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country Ski Weekend

Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for the March edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Stay at a cozy inn complete with jacuzzis and a roaring fireplace. Trip cost of $200 includes 2 nights' lodging, 2 breakfasts, and happy hour. Downhill skiers welcome.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ben Klass ben.klass@yahoo.com

Ben has lead hiking, biking and xc ski ski trips with the Boston chapter. He enjoys skiing at xc centers and in the backcountry.

Coleader: 
Jen Newland

Jen is an active hike and ski leader in AMC. She has been leading AMC day and overnight trips as a volunteer for over 10 years

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