What we’re about
We are a group of diverse skiers and riders active in cross country, telemark, alpine, and/or snowboarding based out of Boston area. Our leaders run both backcountry and resort trips in White and Green mountains. We are organized under the Appalachia Mountain Club (AMC), which is a large collection of small groups like ours. AMC offers a structure for leadership training, peer-approved leaders, and workshops taught by volunteer instructors to help others improve their skills and participate at a higher level. Our trips are open to everyone based on ability, although participants in backcountry trips are usually screened to insure they don’t end up somewhere they don’t belong. (New England backcountry can be variable). We are NOT a young singles group, retirees on skis, or Men on a Mission. We are diverse in the style and ability of our trips and the ethnicity and age of our members. We are serious about skiing with competent leadership, but loose enough to have fun on the way. So be adventurous! Check us out and be part of our fun.
It is very important to read the full trip descriptions first, not just the trip titles, before RSVPing. Thank you.
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- Beyond the Lifts: From Snowboarder to Backcountry Splitboarder10 City Square, Charlestown, MA
REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE: https://forms.gle/QoEc9aM4VmrTKx24A
Elevate Your Snowboarding to New Heights!
Are you ready to push your snowboarding adventures beyond the confines of lift-accessible terrain and into the exhilarating realm of backcountry splitboarding? Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, join us for a journey that will transform your approach to the mountains!
- Beginner Basics: Embark on your splitboarding journey with essential knowledge on gear, techniques, and safety in off-piste environments.
- Beyond the Lifts: Discover the exhilarating freedom of navigating vast, untouched terrains beyond traditional ski resort boundaries.
- Intermediate to Mountaineering: For intermediate splitboarders, we introduce mountaineering techniques essential for safely navigating complex terrain. Learn about route finding, using ice axes, crampons, and other mountaineering equipment to safely ascend and descend challenging slopes.
- Advanced Adventures: Experienced splitboarders will delve into advanced strategies for steep descents, intricate route planning, and tackling diverse backcountry scenarios that may span multiple days.
- Listen to inspiring stories from a seasoned splitboarder and AMGA splitboard guide in training who transitioned from groomed runs to mastering remote, lift-free mountains from New Hampshire’s White Mountains to the Pacific Northwest’s Cascades and European Alps.
- Live Demonstrations: See firsthand the tools and equipment needed for enjoying the backcountry safely and responsibly.
Who Should Attend?
- Snowboarders Keen to Explore Beyond Resort Boundaries
- Intermediate Riders Seeking Mountaineering Skills
- Outdoor Adventure Enthusiasts
- Networking with Fellow Splitboarding Enthusiasts
- FREE Pizza!
Secure Your Place Today!
Spaces are limited. Sign up now to begin or advance your splitboarding journey.
Feel free to reach out to the speaker directly with any questions. You can find him on Instagram at @soaringibex.
- Dawn Patrol @ Wachusett MountainWachusett Mountain, Westminster, MA
Get out of bed, grab your coffee and join us for some early morning laps.
Meet at 6:30 AM at the base of the Polar Express Quad. Our group will travel at a moderate pace, intending to complete two (or maybe three) laps before the lifts start spinning at 9 AM. Each lap will entail uphill travel to the summit via the Conifer Connection ski trail, comprising approximately 1,000' of vertical gain.
This is a great way to spend time with old friends, meet new ones and get a great workout!
Please note that Wachusett Mountain requires adherence to their Uphill Policy (link below) and advanced purchase of a season uphill pass. Rental gear is not available on-site.
- INTRO TO UPHILL - BLACK MOUNTAIN NHBlack Mountain, Jackson, NH
Join us for a day of skinning-up and skiing-down Black Mountain, NH. This event is tailored towards those new to uphill travel or could use more practice. Participants should be proficient downhill skiers / snowboarders, capable of comfortably navigating intermediate downhill slopes. The event is open to those using split boards, alpine touring or telemark gear though instructor familiarity is limited to alpine touring equipment. Instructors will teach basics on attaching skins, efficient climbing techniques, transitioning, and heat management.
Registration is REQUIRED and must occur through the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) website though registrants are not required to be members of the AMC. Further details and registration link HERE
- AMC Backcountry Safety and Avalanche Awareness Presentation (2023 Edition)Link visible for attendees
ATTENTION - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED HERE: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/146907
This two hour presentation provides an overview of key safety considerations for backcountry travelers in the White Mountains. We'll review the most common risks, equipment considerations, avalanche and other environmental factors, and present an approach to prepare for and carry out backcountry trips. Updated for 2023, we'll review the latest incidents from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.
While avalanches are the prime hazard we'll discuss, about two-thirds of backcountry injuries aren't avalanche-related. Instead, it's the other stuff like falls, making bad decisions, and not being physically fit or prepared for weather that may get you. We'll touch on these as well to provide a broad picture of the risks you need to manage in the winter backcountry.
We aim to raise general awareness and jump off points for further study. However, this session is no substitute for formal training or the experience gained from a professional guide. We'll therefore provide references to additional resources to improve your risk management and backcountry touring skills. While this presentation is primarily targeted towards skiers and snowboarders who want to recreate in or near avalanche terrain, other winter practitioners are welcome to join as most topics are applicable to all modes of transportation.