We are super excited to announce our partnership with the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (Jackson XC) in Jackson Village, NH — having the largest trail network in the East.
What’s this all about? Well, it’s front country meets backcountry with Redline Guiding officially becoming the backcountry arm of Jackson XC. Not just Nordic, either, but we also offer Alpine Touring (AT) and these services will also be supported. Skiing will take place within the Jackson XC backcountry network (including the backside of Wildcat Mountain) and on White Mountain National Forest lands beyond those boundaries, even covering some of the state’s historic Civilian Conservatiom Corp (CCC) trails and more.
And this happened because while they do have an amazing staff at Jackson XC, they didn’t have a backcountry program with dedicated guides and instructors knowledgeable about the unique backcountry requirements and best practices. Well, now they do. For details, please contact Jackson XC. To learn more about our ski programs, please check out our backcountry ski adventures and backcountry ski instruction.
Not Yet a Nordic Skier?
Not ready for the backcountry yet? Brand new to Nordic altogether? Do you first need front country lessons, gear, and basic how-to Nordic ski experience? While we are the backcountry arm of Jackson XC, they are the front country arm for us! We suggest giving them a call. If you offer promo code “REDLINEFC” when booking, you can save 10% off your day passes for one day or a lesson with one of their instructors.
The Tuesday Trekker Snowshoe Tours have returned this year with exciting changes! The tours, 2 hours in duration and lead by naturalist guide Peter Minich, give outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers of all experience and activity levels the opportunity to connect with the outdoors and enjoy the serenity of the Mt. Washington Valley winter landscape. Groups begin their venture at 10am on Tuesday mornings and return at noon for a social event by the fire. During the social event, group members are welcome to enjoy hot beverages or a glass of wine and light snacks at the base lodge. The tours are more than a way to stay active during the winter months, they are an opportunity to learn a new skill, strengthen an existing one, or meet new friends!
The tours will be held every Tuesday, starting January 3rd, 2017 and ending March 28. The tours are closed on vacation weeks and holidays. The tours are $15 per week or $45 for the entire season, and advanced reservations are suggested for this event. For individuals without snowshoes, they are available for an additional charge of $12.
For more information or to reserve a spot in the tours, please visit the Jackson XC event page or call 603-383-9355.
What’s your winter adventure? To plan your winter adventure, please contact the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 800-367-3364.
Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson has had consistently good skiing and snowshoeing due to snow management and fantastic groomers.
Enjoy some of the great activities coming up this month!
- Four week skate clinics with PSIA certified instructor Laurel Smith start up on Friday, Feb. 5. These clinics are designed for the advanced beginner and will help fine tune skate techniques. $75/members, $100 non-members.
- On Feb. 13 from 5-6 p.m. Dr. Tish Murray will present “Stress, Hormones & Heart Health.” Dr. Murray will discuss how hormone imbalances in men & women can distort a person’s midsection despite diet & exercise. Come learn about how you can optimize your health & reserve hormone imbalances.
- A full moon snowshoe tour will be held on Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. departing from the Eagle Mountain House. $15; includes snowshoes & poles.
- The Cross Cat Touring Challenge will be held on Feb. 27-28. This Randonee race uses the alpine touring method and special bindings and “skins” that stick to the snow. Starting from Jackson XC, competitors will ascend the Wildcat Valley XC trail up the backside of Wildcat Mountain & then descend the Wildcat Ski Trail. Different lengths & divisions will be offered.
Just a reminder that Jackson XC also has several ongoing weekly events including Tuesday Trekkers, Friday Gliders & Easy Sliders, Guided Snowshoe Nature Tours and more. See a complete list here: http://jacksonxc.org/events/weekly-ongoing-events/.
Please let me know if you would like to visit the Jackson Ski Touring Center or would like more information!
ABOUT JACKSON XC
The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is a community based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, chartered to maintain trails in and around the charming Village of Jackson, NH. The Foundation maintains 150 km of varied and breathtaking cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Foundation trails connect with A.M.C. trails in Pinkham Notch and White Mountain National Forest backcountry adventure trails. The Foundation operates under a Special-Use Permit with the White Mountain National Forest, and with the cooperation of 75 private landowners, and the Village of Jackson. More information about the Foundation and its offerings can be found on the web at http://www.jacksonxc.org.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation guides will show you places along the trails and off the system that most people would never get to find. This is a fun and interesting tour led by snowshoeing experts who will also give technique tips along the way. Many dates available – call for details! 603-383-9355 or jacksonxc.org