Wandering Up Whiteface

Jacob Quinn Shenker (coB), Samantha Mandel (B)
Winter School
Trip level
Trip date
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Difficulty rating
Experience on similarly difficult 3-season or winter hikes, fitness commensurate with ledgy scrambles and a steep 2,831 ft of elevation gain

Join us for an absolutely GORGEOUS difficult hike up Mt. Whiteface! We (Sam and Jacob) have hiked this together during the past two winter schools and it’s time to keep up the tradition. This 7 mile trail features 2,831 feet of elevation and beautiful views from the many open ledges off Blueberry ledge trail. The ledges are very exposed, particularly in winter, which means gorgeous views, but participants should be comfortable with scrambles and heights. We will decide tomorrow (Wednesday) whether we will require everybody to bring snowshoes. We expect temperatures around 10ºF ( -12ºC), with 5mph winds. (See Mountain Forecast and New England Trail Conditions for the latest information.)

Participants should have experience with similarly difficult 3-season hikes and have physical fitness commensurate with a steep climb and a ledgy scramble. Given the difficulty of getting on winter school hikes this year, we will welcome winter hiking newbies as long as you have the requisite 3-season experience and physical fitness, and are willing to work with the leaders to make sure you are prepared with your layering and gear. The company will be awesome, and we will ensure the awesomeness of your company by providing chocolate-covered espresso beans ;-)


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 19, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
  1. Do you have any dietary restrictions?
  2. Please describe your three most recent 3-season hikes and when they took place. Please also describe your prior winter hiking experience, if any.
  3. Have you hiked in snowshoes before? Do you own snowshoes? (Not necessary, they can be rented from MITOC!)
  4. What do you do on a weekly basis for exercise? Please be specific.
  5. What is your favorite part of winter?
Signups for this trip are closed.