Activities for the Skiing Committee

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Early Snowbird - Skinning & Skiing

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Winter is Coming!

Trip details

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

Jeff leads ski trips all over New England as well as Utah. He particularly enjoys backcountry skiing in fresh, soft snow. He is also tolerant and patient given most New England winters (but remember 2015??)

Ski In / Ski Out at Sunday River Ski Resort

Friday, January 10, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun weekend of skiing, dining, and socializing with fellow skiers. Two days of skiing/telemark/snowboarding at Sunday River Ski Resort. Two nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel. Trip includes double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket, and 2 complimentary Perfect Turn Clinics (90 minutes with an instructor - one each day). Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $341 PPDO ($321 Sr.), $160 more for single room.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com (781-321-1620)
Jeri Schefts schefts@bc.edu (781-893-0467)
Registrar: 
Barbara Amoroso

Craftsbury Cross Country Ski Weekend

Friday, January 10, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for our annual AMC January Craftsbury cross country skiing trip in the Northeast Kingdom in rural Vermont! Craftsbury has one of the largest cross country ski networks in New England, with full meal service, a gym & yoga room, sauna, and ice skating. Meals are inclusive from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, buffet-style and always delicious! Price includes trail passes all day Fri through Sun. Gear is available to rent from the onsite Touring Center. The group generally convenes at meals and after dinner to socialize informally. Trip cost is $245, 4 people per cabin.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Loutzenheiser dloutzen@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Randi Mail rcmail34@yahoo.com

Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic, Mt. Wachusett

Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Learn to telemark or improve your turns at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in central Massachusetts! Those whose only prior experience is with alpine or XC can learn telemark on easy grades, while intermediate freeheelers will attempt steeper terrain. Some telemark rentals available. Registration required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brenda Conaway
Registrar: 
Mustafa Varoglu amc.tele.clinic@gmail.com

AVALANCHE AWARENESS TALK

Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Skate Ski Workshop

Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Learn how to skate ski at Waterville - this workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with classic nordic skiing, and would like to learn basic skate skiing technique. $21 fee includes trail pass and instruction. Rentals available separately for $23.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Shannon MacKenzie tuscola16@gmail.com

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging in Waterville Valley vicinity.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
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, hiking, 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.

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.

Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin

Backcountry Ski/Ride Clinic at Cardigan Lodge, NH

Friday, February 7, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join snow lovers of all types and abilities to explore the diverse backcountry terrain of Mount Cardigan! Skiers, snowboarders, and XC, AT, and telemark skiers are all welcome! Optional backcountry ski instruction in small groups based on interest and ability, from novice to advanced, then head into the backcountry. General & intermediate knowledge of skiing is required.

More information is found here:
https://amcboston.org/committee/skiing/2020-backcountry-skiride-clinic

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Cheryl Hacker

Cheryl has been downhill skiing since she was 4 and has been skiing in the backcountry for the past 7 years including Utah, Vermont & New Hampshire.

Registrar: 
Cheryl Hacker

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 PM

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe Vt, home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost of $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. Single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon conditions. Downhill skiing on own with other interested participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com (617-448-5097; before 9 pm)

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, February 14, 2020 5:00 PM to Monday, February 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Join us to explore skiing in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact Aldo.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

I have skied since the late 1970s, and have led skiing, bicycling, and hiking trips for the AMC since 2008. I am a past chair of the Ski Committee for the Boston Chapter. I enjoy all types of free-heel skiing -- cross-country/nordic, downhill/telemark, and backcountry. Got snow? Let's go!

Coleader: 
Glenn Barnes

I love cycling, paddling, and xc skiing. I have been a past chair of the NY-North Jersey AMC Chapter's bicycling committee.

Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
ME
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.

Registrar: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

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
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
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.

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: 
Open
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)

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: 
MA
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.

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