Intro to Backcountry Skiing 

The gentle rolling terrain of Mt Cardigan provides perfect terrain for our introductory backcountry ski lessons.

In the morning you will practice and learn techniques first for flat terrain then for uphill and downhill maneuvering with control.

In the afternoon our ski tour will improve the skills already learned. If our timing is right, skiing could be done on fresh powder snow through the uncrowded forest.

Dates:

Daily (December to April)

Cost:

$350 private
$225 group of two
$175 group of three

 

All prices per person.


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Guided Ski Touring/Mountaineering

On MMG’s guided ski tours we will complete any number of ski tours that may involve steep skiing, tree skiing, or long tours through the mountains. If conditions are right your tour may include a summit or two. Skis and boots not provided. Avalanche kit and rescue gear provided. 

Some more popular venues include: Mt. Cardigan's gran tour, Moosilauke Grad Tour, Gulf of Slides, Hidden glades, Tuckerman's Ravine and the "Sherbie". 

Dates:

Daily (December to April)

Cost:

$400 private
$250 group of two
$200 group of three

 

All prices per person.


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Advanced Ski Objectives

New Hampshire is full of steep demanding ski descents. Many of these require advanced skill and techniques to access. Harnesses, ropes, crayons, and ice axes will be put to use to manage the hazards and find the pow. 

Dates:

Daily (February-April)

Cost:

$450 private
$275 group of two
$250 group of three


All prices per person.

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Moosilauke Mountain Traverse

Mt. Moosilauke ski mountaineering tour is for the intermediate skier who would like to combine a peak ascent followed by a 3000-foot ski descent.

This nine-mile ski tour will ascend and descend the wide carriage path to the South Peak followed by the above tree line ridge traverse to the summit. This can be skied from the summit top all the way to the base in average winter conditions

Dates:

Daily (December to April)

Cost:

$450 private
$275 group of two
$250 group of three


All prices per person.

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Weekend Introduction to Backcountry Ski Touring

This weekend seminar presents the skills needed for you to safely and enjoyably ski in backcountry terrain. Our first day begins with a meeting to plan and prepare your ski tour. Clothing, equipment, backpacks, food and drinks for winter travel are topics discussed.

Mid morning we begin our ski lesson, learning techniques to ski on flat terrain, then in the afternoon uphill and downhill maneuvers with control will be practiced and learned. On day two we will ski a backcountry tour in the area. This course is for the beginning skier wishing a thorough introduction to backcountry ski touring in NH.

Dates:

Daily (December to April)
 

Cost (2 day):

$700 private
$400 group of two


All prices per person.

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Zealand to Kancamangus Overnight Tour

The Zealand ski tour travels through the remote Pemigewasset Wilderness area.

This excellent backcountry ski tour travels roads and historic railroad logging routes for 20 miles.

You will learn how to ski tour with lightweight packs equipped for your overnight camp. This course covers the skills needed to stay warm and comfortable so you may enjoy this overnight winter ski touring experience.

Dates:

Daily (December to April)

Cost:

$1000 private
$550 group of two


All prices per person.

Equipment for camping included.

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2 Day Steep Skiing Seminar

The chutes and ravines in Tuckerman's Ravine or Gulf of Slides offer some of the best steep backcountry skiing in the White Mountains of NH.

This overnight ski tour allows you to escape the crowded ski areas and venture into the spectacular ski mountaineering terrain of the northeast.

Strong intermediate skiing skills combined with basic mountaineering skills are needed to enjoy this overnight ski experience.

Dates:

Daily (December to March)

Cost:

$900 private
$550 group of two


All prices per person.

Equipment for camping included.

Reserve

How to Prepare

To ski in the steep alpine terrain of the Northeast, including Mt. Washington, one must be prepared. Assembling the necessary gear is an essential step in achieving your goals.

Mooney Mountain Guides provides all the technical gear for its ski courses. This includes: tents, stoves, and other group gear.

Guests skiing with MMG are required to provide their own personal gear. Please review our extensive gear list here.