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New England Winter Break Trip


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Trip Dates: January 4-11, 2020.

This winter break, let Adventure WV take you on an amazing experience through the snowy region of New England. This 8-day trip will travel north to explore the winter outdoor destinations of Vermont and New Hampshire. Along the way the group will experience world class skiing and snowboarding at both Stowe Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, a full day of cross country skiing at the Stowe Cross Country Center, and an exciting day of guided ice climbing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cultural experiences will include; a tour of the Burton Snowboards Factory, free days in both Burlington, Vermont and North Conway, New Hampshire, and traveling to iconic spots like the original Ben & Jerry's Creamery and Mount Washington. Accommodations will be in several mountain homes located in the surrounding areas near both Stowe and North Conway with full kitchens, comfortable beds, and even a hot tub for après ski lounging. All transportation, technical equipment, food, and lodging will be provided in the cost of the trip. All meals will be prepared with whole ingredients with fresh, clean, wholesome meals on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinners will be an interactive experience where all participants will learn exciting new recipes to take home with you after your trip concludes. So come along and be an active participant on this amazing ride through the winter lands of the north!


Trip Cost: $799*/$899**

*$799 includes  one day of Downhill Skiing at Wildcat Mountain,  one day of Ice Climbing, and  t wo  days of Cross Country Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort.  
**$899 includes  two days of Downhill Skiing (Stowe Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain),  one day of Ice Climbing, and  one day of Cross Country Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort. 

***additional costs for road meals on the two major travel days are not included. However, vehicle snacks will be provided for both the trip to and from New England from West Virginia University. 

Registration: 

Opens Friday, August 9, 2020

Online Registration  

Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Friday, August 9, 2019. You must register in-person at the Outdoor Recreation Center to claim a spot on this trip.

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding 

Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
Trail Map and Information
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire
Trail Map and Information 

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Cross Country Skiing 

Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center 

ice climbing

Ice Climbing 

North Conway, New Hampshire

Previous Experience: 

Experience in adventure recreation activities is not required. This trip is designed for all experience levels, so no experience is necessary, although participants should expect to work at gaining proper skills for the activity. This Winter Break trip includes activities with medium physical difficulty and beginner to intermediate skill level. This is due to the nature of the environment (engaging in winter activities in sub alpine mountains during the winter – temperatures will likely dip to below freezing at night and there could and hopefully will be snow and cold during the day).

Pre-trip Meetings:

We are going to have a series of pre-trip meetings where we will discuss the skills and equipment needed in the outdoors.  The pre-trip meetings are mandatory for all participants. This is to ensure that everyone is prepared. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • Trip Itinerary  
  • Equipment (downhill equipment, cross country skis, ice climbing equipment)  
  • Group dynamics and team work 
  • Participant expectations   
  • Emergency procedures  
  • ORC policies  
  • Paperwork  
  • Safety  
  • Basic skills  
  • Clothing  
  • Food and Cooking   

All meetings are mandatory! If you miss a meeting you must reschedule the time to get information from the trip leaders, otherwise you will forfeit your spot on the trip and lose your money. 

Equipment: 

Due to the ever-changing weather and the variety of environments we will be traveling through, we must require everyone have certain equipment. This is personal equipment that we cannot supply. One of the trip leaders must inspect it before the trip. There will be a specific list of gear attached to this trip when you sign up. Each participant will be responsible for bringing their own personal clothing for winter activities such as; warm gloves, base-layers, warm outerwear (ski/board jacket and pants), goggles, and other items discussed in the pre-trip meetings. 

Burton Factory Tour: Take a Tour and Build a Board with the Masters of Snowboarding!

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Questions? Want to learn more? Not sure if this trip is right for you?

Contact Andrew Walker at awalker8@mail.wvu.edu for more information, or stop by his office in the ORC (151A next to the ORC Rental Desk on the Evansdale Crossing side of the Student Recreation Center building).

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