Maple Villa Glade Backcountry Ski Trip

Colin Wilson (C coS), James Turitto (A coC S), Lulu Russell (coB coS)
Trip level
Trip date
Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Difficulty rating
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.



first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 9, 2019, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
  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.