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Avalanche Awareness Talk

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 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: 
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:00 AM

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. Inquire at with Mustafa Varoglu, clinic coordinator. (Prior experience with alpine or xc skiing is necessary.) Details available on the FAQs shown below; please submit registration requests at link shown below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mustafa Varoglu

A crossover from alpine, I enjoy freeing my mind with free-heel skiing.

Registrar: 
Mustafa Varoglu

JANUARY SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come ski with us!
If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Ski Social at Night Shift Brewing

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us on January 10 at the Night Shift Brewery in Everett, MA (www.nightshiftbrewing.com). Come to socialize, try new beer, find out about the great skiing trips planned with the AMC this winter, connect with other local ski-savvy people, and to pick the brains of those who know what's going on in the ski world. Appetizers provided free of charge.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
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. He has led ski trips for several years.

Coleader: 
Renee Hoekstra

Besides skiing, I love stand-up paddle boarding.

Ski In / Ski Out at Sunday River, Maine Ski Resort

Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 13, 2019 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. Trip includes 2 nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel, double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket. Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $345 PPDO ($325 Senior), $160 single supplement, $197 for seasons pass holders.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
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)

Day Skiing @ Ragged and Telemark Casual Clinic

Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Day skiing at Ragged Mtn (NH) - a small, family owned resort about 2 hours drive from Boston. Ragged offers a variety of trails from easy to advanced with ungroomed trails and glades. We get a group rate ($55), so bring your kids and friends and ski with a fun crowd. Kids and teens get a cheaper rate - contact Jeff for details.
For telemarkers, we will have instructors to help your technique and help build on the earlier Wachusett clinic.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com

Jeff find turns anywhere - local golf course, lift serve resort, XC resort, Mt Washington, and Utah backcountry.

Skiing in Beautiful Stowe VT - Cross-country or Downhill (or both!)

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Stowe, Vermont. Participants can cross-country ski at two of New England's best Nordic ski areas: The Trapp Family Cross Country Center and the Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center. There will also be a group enjoying downhill skiing at The Stowe Ski Resort (Mt. Mansfield). Many people choose to do one day of each! Experience in skiing is preferred. Cross country skiers will be going at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced Beginner to Difficult trails at Stowe and Von Trapp Lodge.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie

Marcella has been enjoying the mountains of New England since early childhood. She is an avid hiker and skier, and gets great joy from being outdoors.

Coleader: 
June Mackenzie

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 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 Town Square Condos at Waterville Valley.

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, 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

Lodge to Lodge X-C Ski in Maine Wilderness

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Claire Robinson claire.v.robinson@comcast.net

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Come ski the backcountry of Mt. Washington!

The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Sean Sevey seansevey@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Greg Maslowe gmaslowe@gmail.com

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Friday, February 8, 2019 5:30 PM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:00 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: 
Full
Leader: 
Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com (617-448-5097; before 9 pm)

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Friday, February 8, 2019 8:00 PM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10 Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. $220-$320 per person, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Debbie Smith carlalist@gmail.com
Carla Schwartz

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.

FEBRUARY SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come ski with us!
If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, February 15, 2019 5:00 PM to Monday, February 18, 2019 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). If sufficient snow is not available, we will hike various scenic trails in the area. 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!

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
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 the most recent 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

Cross Country & Downhill Ski Weekend - Sugarloaf Maine

Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:30 AM to Monday, February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine, just down the road from Sugarloaf Mountain. Participants can cross country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or those of the Maine Huts & Trails system. Plus, we are less than 2 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers a wide variety of groomed terrain as well as challenging back-country skiing options. Try downhill one day and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is recommended.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com

An avid lover of the mountains, Marcella has been a hiker and skier since early childhood. She enjoys spending time with other outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the beauty of all the seasons.

Coleader: 
Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 PM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:00 PM

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. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked.

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)

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:00 PM

Up to 85K 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 2/1 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join.

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.

MARCH SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come ski with us!
If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Skiing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Downhill/Snowboarding Weekend at Stowe, VT

Friday, March 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend stay at The Mountaineer, Stowe, VT for downhill skiing, snowboarding or telemarking. Price includes 2 nights lodging, with 1 dinner and 2 hot breakfasts. Double rate: 259, Single rate 170. Lift tickets not included.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
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 (781-321-1620)