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108735

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING TALK

Skiing Date: Thu November 1, 2018

Are you interested in getting out of the ski areas and skiing the backcountry in winter!? Do you look at the forests and mountains with a desire to explore them in winder on skis but don't know where to get started? Then this talk will help answer your questions. If you want to do Nordic backcountry, or downhill ski on alpine or telemark gear we can get you pointed in the right direction.

We will discuss what backcountry skiing is, what equipment and clothing is needed, where you can get the gear, where and when you can go backcountry skiing, and how to ski in the backcountry. We will have talks focused on Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring. Equipment will also be on display to help further your understanding.

The talk will be held at City Square on Thursday Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Please contact Mike Bratina at mbratina@gmail.com to register.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
108579

Pre-Season Ski Social at Night Shift Brewing Taproom

Skiing Date: Thu November 8, 2018

Winter Is Coming ... Get Psyched! Catch up with others, make new friends, and make plans for the ski season ahead. Let's celebrate the coming of winter by toasting Ullr, the Norse god of snow, and implore him to blanket us with a snow-filled season. Night Shift Brewing is one of the premier craft brewers in the Boston metro area, with a wide variety of beers to fit any palate. Non-alcoholic beverages are also for sale, so don't be shy. Come meet and network with other skiers and find out about great places to ski and other info to make the upcoming ski season rewarding. We will provide a few snacks, but this taproom has a BYOF policy -- you can bring your own food or buy from the snacks they have for sale. There are often food trucks right outside the door (their website calendar gives you a head's up on food truck availability). The taproom is located near the Orange Line Wellington T stop, and has a parking lot and on-street parking available. Be there or be L-7, y'hear?

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Night Shift Brewing -- Visiting
Leader: Aldo Ghirin aggamc2016@gmail.com
107662

NOVEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Skiing Date: Wed November 14, 2018

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.

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Michael Bratina skiing@amcboston.org
107663

DECEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Skiing Date: Wed December 12, 2018

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.

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Michael Bratina skiing@amcboston.org
107959

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

Skiing Date: Fri January 11, 2019 - Sun January 13, 2019

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. We will be making a group reservation for dinner in the Camp Restaurant at the Grand Summit for dinner Saturday evening (meal not included in trip cost). Payment required to sign up. Signing up for the trip early guarantees a spot and to find you a roommate if you want a double room.
Registration: Registration is required for this activity.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620, Jeri Schefts schefts@bc.edu 781-893-0467
107930

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Skiing Date: Fri February 8, 2019 - Sun February 10, 2019

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.

The workshop will be based out of Pinkham Notch with tours and instruction happening on Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. Meals, lodging, and instruction is included in the workshop cost, participants will need to provide their own equipment; we can help locate rental locations.

Cost for the workshop is $200 members / $250 non-members.
Please contact Mike Bratina at mbratina@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
108583

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Skiing Date: Fri February 8, 2019 - Sun February 10, 2019

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. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Debbie Smith carlalist@gmail.com, Carla Schwartz (E-mail Carla Schwartz)
107977

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Skiing Date: Wed February 20, 2019 - Sun February 24, 2019

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. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not absolutely required, but if you have them bring them as they could be a great aid, depending on the on site conditions. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 24th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Trip Brochure
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
Registrar: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251