Book Now

Length

1 day (8:30am- 4:30pm)

Meeting Location

EMS in North Conway
1498 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
directions

Ratio

1:6
group classes run with a minimum of 2

Cost

$115 per person
private lessons also available

Lodging

lodging is not included in course fee. students will be responsible for their own accommodations. click here for area lodging.

Gear List

all technical equipment will be provided. click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Introduction To Winter Hiking

NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Looking to extend your three season outdoor fun but not quite sure where to begin? Come join us for our introduction to winter hiking and see why you don’t need to put your adventures on hold when the snow starts to fly. During this program we will learn how to adapt our basic hiking skills to the winter environment, learn appropriate emergency preparedness for cold environments, learn all about appropriate clothing and equipment and how to say safe and warm during your expanded four season endeavors.

IMPORTANT: 1) Weather and conditions may inhibit us from covering all topics outlined in this course. Please be open to a flexible schedule. 2) Groups classes require a minimum enrollment of two people. If you are booking alone for a group class your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. Group classes are perfect for those with flexible schedules. Any class can be booked privately any day of the week. Private reservations are guaranteed to run. For information about private reservations please call 800-310-4504.

Itinerary

Groups meet promptly at 8:30am at the Eastern Mountain Sports in North Conway. Click here for directions. In the morning you will meet your guide, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with any gear we may need for the day. A good portion of day will be spent outside so please dress appropriate for the weather. You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day and a backpack to carry items on the trail. The day will end around 4:30pm back at EMS.

Included/ Not Included

Participants will be outfitted with all equipment needed for the day. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but it will be subject to approval by your guide. Equipment provided includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, snowshoes, trekking poles and climbing hardware. Participants will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own lunches for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing. Meals, lodging and transportation are not included.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 8 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.