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Welcome to the New York Backpackers!

We're a club of outdoor enthusiasts who come together for day hikes, weekend backpacking trips, and longer excursions. We love all outdoor sports such as rock climbing, ice climbing, kayaking, alpine, nordic, or telemark skiing, snowboarding and biking.

Our Club provides all kinds of adventures year round. Please check out our past events and sign up future events.

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FAQs:

How do I get a ride or offer rides?

Post on the comments section of the event that you are going to that you need or that you have space in your car. Please wait until at least two weeks before the event to ask for a ride. We try to carpool as much as we can because a lot of people don't have a car and it's more environmentally friendly. Some events have spreadsheets with the rides. Check each event description for the details.

Upcoming events (5+)

Canada Powder Highway ski trip (Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Lake Louise, Banff)

Airport Rd NE, Calgary International Airport (YYC), Calgary, AB T2E 6W5

Trip is a go. I have booked my flights. The plan is to fly into Calgary BC on Friday March 15 and get a rental car to Revelstoke. Do 3 days in Revelstoke then head over on Monday night to Kicking Horse for 2 days, then 3 days of skiing between Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. We will head over on Saturday night to Calgary. Fly back to NY on Sunday March 24. This trip is not very beginner friendly but that said, if you are a beginner and want to come, you can. It's more enjoyable if you are an intermediate or advanced skier or snowboarder. However if you are up for the challenge, I won't discourage anyone from coming. I myself ended up skiing black diamonds in Utah on my fourth ski day ever. By accident of course but I survived and it make me a better skier. Challenging yourself is the best way to get better at it. Details: I am flying out on Friday March 15 on WestJet Flight 1681 departing JFK at 17h20 and arriving at 20h42 in YYC. My return flight is on Sunday March 24 on Delta 7645 departing YYC at 11h30. Connecting in Toronto to Delta flight 7146 which lands in LGA at 21h08. You don't need to be on the same fights as me but I would like everyone to be in Calgary by either Friday night or Saturday afternoon the latest. There are a few direct flights including a new WestJet flight this year from JFK directly to YYC and back. The return flight would ideally be on Saturday night once the resorts close or Sunday morning or afternoon. I will stay in Calgary on Saturday night. I want to hang out in the city. If most people decide to fly in on Saturday morning or afternoon, I will go ski on Saturday at Sunshine Village and wait for you guys with the car at Banff. There are hourly buses from the Calgary airport to Banff. I can pick you guys up there and head over to Revelstoke on Saturday night. If we have more than 4 of us in the car then someone will have to get a second or even third car if we end up being 10 to 12. I haven't booked the car rentals or hotels yet. I will wait until almost everyone is booked and then depending on the size of our group book things accordingly. Any questions please reply here or contact me directly. I want to coordinate with those of you coming on flights and such so please if you are RSVP make sure you are definitely coming. This will be an epic trip. On the last trip I had 5 fresh powder days out of 8. Lots of fresh powder every single day. Untracked trees all over the place. Costs: Flights are around $400 round trip right now to Calgary. Hotels will be about $50 a night on average per person. So about $400 in hotels. We will share Queen beds if it's cheaper or you can pay more if you want your own bed. But we can sort that out once everything is booked. Rental will be about $100 to $200 per person with gas depending on how many people come. I am on Ikon Pass so all the mountains except for Kicking Horse are included in my ski pass. This is a good trip for Ikon pass holders. If you are not please you will have to get your own tickets.

Friday Morning Run in Central Park

Terrace Drive

Introducing Friday morning runs! It is meant to be an easy run at conversation pace. Typical route is up the east side entering the bridle path at east 85th and follow it around the park finishing at Columbus circle. More often than not we'll add Harlem Hill. We run rain or shine. Please post your pace in comments. I generally run around ~8:20 min/mile.

Trail running race. Castle to River. 50k/25k/5k/mile

Philipstown Recreation Department

This race is a part of Salomon trails series (50k/25k). Registration is required for all participants and is at the following URL: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56787 50k ($65) starts at 8am 25k ($45)starts at 9am 5k ($25) at 9.30am 1mile(FREE) at 11:30 am Runner check-in opens at 6:30am. More information at: http://salomonnytrailseries.com/castle-to-river-run/

Friday Morning Run in Central Park

Terrace Drive

Introducing Friday morning runs! It is meant to be an easy run at conversation pace. Typical route is up the east side entering the bridle path at east 85th and follow it around the park finishing at Columbus circle. More often than not we'll add Harlem Hill. We run rain or shine. Please post your pace in comments. I generally run around ~8:20 min/mile.

Past events (1,236)

Beginner Backcountry Ski and Splitboarding

Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center

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