Maple Villa Glade Backcountry Ski Trip

Leaders
Colin Wilson (C coS), James Turitto (A coC S), Lulu Russell (coB coS)
Trip level
B/S
Trip date
Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Difficulty rating
Advanced
Prerequisites
Strong Intermediate or Better Downhill Skiier/Boarder, comfortable skiing in trees

We're heading to the Maple Villa GBA glade in Intervale, NH. Maple Villa

Important Info:

For those that are new to backcountry skiing you may not realize the following:

Trail Info:

This is an advanced ski trip through a gladed tree area. The skin track to the top of the glades is about 3 miles long with 1700" of elevation gain. There are 7 trails down the mountain with varying difficulties. We have the option to lap the upper sections of the glade before making our way down to the parking lot. A full run of the ski runs is around 1.5 miles.

Originally constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Maple Villa Glade blends a mix of expert to intermediate terrain including a meandering skin track to the upper elevations that puts the mind at ease. With spectacular views of Mt. Washington from No. 3 glade, you’ll want to explore all of the 7 glade lines.

The galde was redone in 2018 through the summer and fall by the Granite Backcountry Alliance, including a trail day attended by a group from MITOC.

lulu


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
6
Signups opened at
Jan. 9, 2019, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. Do you have a backcountry setup or do you need to rent from MITOC?
  2. How many years have you been skiing or snowboarding?
  3. How often have you skied/snowboarded in the last 3 years: (a) less than 5 times; (b) less than 5 times a season; (c) less than 10 times a season; (d) more than 10 times a season?
  4. How comfortable are you on (Not at all, Somewhat, Very): (a) blues; (b) black diamonds; (c) double blacks?
  5. At a resort, what do you like to ski: blues, blacks, double blacks?
  6. Are you comfortable skiing in trees or gladed areas with tight turns and many objective hazards? (Y/N)
Signups for this trip are closed.