Custom Backcountry Adventures
Do you want more than our normal adventures provide? Our director of guided programs, Steve Nichipor, has been guiding climbers and backcountry skiers for over 15 years. He can take you on a winter ascent of Mount Washington, backcountry skiing in Tuckerman Ravine or ice climbing on Frankenstein Cliff. The possibilities are endless. Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you.
Call Steve Nichipor at (603) 278-8938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your winter adventure.
Custom adventure ideas might include:
Introduction to Backcountry Skiing
Learn the basics to get out and enjoy the backcountry of the White Mountains and beyond. You'll learn about efficient uphill travel with climbing skins and the basics of avalanche safety, and earn some great turns. There are many possibilities of locations based on your ability and current conditions, including Tuckerman Ravine, Mount Hale, and Little Deception Mountain. Give us a call to discuss your goals. Avalanche safety gear is provided. Alpine Touring or Telemark skis are available for rent.
Beginner Ice Climbing
Learn how to climb frozen waterfalls in this exciting class. You'll learn how to use ice axes, crampons and a climbing rope to ascend frozen waterfalls. It's a lot of fun and you'll want to come back for more once you're "hooked." This adventure is suitable for anyone in average physical condition and good health. Technical equipment is provided. Boots and crampons are available for rent.
Guided Intermediate to Advanced Ice Climbing
The White Mountains are home to some of the best ice climbing in the country. Crawford Notch hosts a wide variety of climbs, from short, steep climbs at Frankenstein Cliff to long Alpine routes on Mount Willard and Mount Webster. We'll choose routes that will be fun and challenging based on your experience and goals.
Mount Washington Winter Ascent
Join us for one of the most exciting adventures in the northeast. Climbing Mount Washington in the winter will test you physically and mentally and is likely to be an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. The ascent averages around 5 hours, covering 4 miles and 4258' of elevation. The descent averages around 3 hours. En route you will likely encounter ice, snow, rocks, winds, cold temps, and possibly freezing fog and snow. Climbers should be in very good physical condition and must be properly equipped. Routes can be planned depending on snow conditions and guests' experience and ability. Mountaineering boots, crampons and ice axe are required but are available for rent from a local outfitter. Guests are required to provide their own clothing and backpack.
- Private Tour (1 guest, 1 guide) $300 per person
- Semi-Private Tour (2 guests, 1 guide) $185 per person
- Semi-Private Tour (3 guests, 1 guide) $150 per person
Nordic Downhill Tour
Take full advantage of one of New Hampshire's most unique nordic ski trails, Mountain Road. Learn skills that will help you feel more comfortable on the downhill and in the backcountry while on your Nordic skis. These tours last approximately three hours. Intermediate Nordic skiing ability is required. Must have a valid Nordic Trail pass or season pass. Rental equipment is available.
Schedule: Guided ski tours at Bretton Woods are offered daily from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. by reservation.
Cost: $155 up to 3 people; $55 per additional person; includes one-way lift ticket for the Bethlehem Express and Nordic trail pass.
Get the most out of your day at Bretton Woods. We'll show you the best trails and glades for your ability and interests. You'll get more skiing with preferred lift line access. This tour is available for Alpine and Nordic skiers looking to get the most out of their day.
Schedule: Guided ski tours of Bretton Woods are offered daily from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. by reservation.
Cost: $100 up to 3 people; $35 per additional person
Explore a nearby mountain and experience the wonders of the winter forest. This is a great way to get some exercise, get off the beaten path, and discover the wonders of winter. We'll pick a nearby hike based on conditions and group ability. You'll learn about winter backcountry safety and equipment and enjoy stunning mountain scenery. These tours last approximately two hours. Participants should be in good physical condition and health.
Schedule: Guided snowshoe tours of Bretton Woods are offered daily from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. by reservation.
- $155 up to 3 people; $55 per additional person
- Includes 1-ride lift ticket and Nordic trail pass
- Snowshoe rental is available; additional fees apply.