DATE: Jan 29, 2022 to Jan 29, 2022

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Event Coordinator: Gandalf
Bartlett, NH

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Bear Notch Ski Touring Center in Bartlett, New Hampshire, is the best kept secret in the White Mountains! From the 200-year-old farmhouse base lodge, we’ll embark on an unforgettable winter adventure on more than 60 kilometers of meticulously groomed trails into the surrounding mountains. There is something for every skier, from beginner to expert. The trails vary from gentle wooded traverses to difficult mountain descents. Spectacular riverside views, pristine waterfalls and picturesque flat meadows await!  

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center is also exceptionally well situated in its “own snow belt.” The staff and owners work hard to provide the most welcoming beautiful groomed trails anywhere. We’ll spend the morning on the beginner trails along the scenic Saco River, have lunch in the warming cabin [soups, fresh homemade bread and hot drinks available for purchase] and then spend the afternoon exploring the intermediate trails.   

If you need to rent XC Ski equipment please arrive a half hour early so by the time we arrive at the main lodge for 10:30 AM, you are ready to GO! If this is your first time cross-country skiing, we highly recommend you sign up for a beginner class and we’ll then pick you up at the main lodge once you are finished.

Don't forget to wear warm layers [NO COTTON OR BLUE JEANS], gloves, warm hat, rain/wind shell, water, lunch, snacks, pack and anything else you would bring for a cross-country ski adventure. We will be having lunch on the trail. 

The trail fee is $20. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Click Here For More Information about the Bear Notch Ski Touring Center.

Après Hiking Dinner:  Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley if you provide us proof of vaccination to relax beside our fireplace with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable. Please note that our house is a 90 minute drive from Jackson.

Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night if you provide us proof of vaccination. Its $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday that includes dinner [$60 for the weekend]. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk! Please note that our house is a 90 minute drive from Jackson.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Click Here For Directions to Bearing Notch Ski Touring Center.

We’ll be meeting at the ticket office at the main lodge and will be wearing GO hats.