Looking for a quiet, peaceful spot for snowshoeing or cross country skiing? Check out Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center in Tannersville, NY. They offer 35 kilometers of nature trails on 300 acres that are groomed, track-set, and marked to their degree of difficulty. Rental equipment is available, as are lessons. Mountain Trails relies on natural snow, so be sure to check their website or call before heading over.
When there is snow, they are open weekends and holiday weeks from 9 AM – 4:30 PM.
When you think of Hunter Mountain, you most likely think of skiing and snowboarding. However, Hunter offers a variety of other fun activities, as well. Snowtubing is another fun option, and the Zipline is open all year. Flying over the glistening snow is a beautiful winter adventure.
In summer, you can take the Skyride up, enjoy a hike to the fire tower, and then ride back down.
For a fun winter adventure, rent snowshoes or cross country skis from the Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry, VT. They have 39 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities. “On snow” babysitting is available, as well – while you’re out exploring, the kids are kept busy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or playing in the snow – hot chocolate included. Back at the center, visit their cafe and enjoy a warm cookie and hot chocolate.
Our featured guide of the week is Peter Amann. The Adventure Spot co-founders have experienced Peter’s expertise on a couple of occasions and look forward to traveling with him again.
Peter is located in the Canadian Rockies and offers rock climbing, backpacking, heli-hiking, and other adventures. He is ACMG certified and has 35 years of climbing and guiding experience.
He also trains the Canadian Military’s Search and Rescue Technicians and is an Avalanche Technician/Forecaster.
Whether you opt for a few hours of learning to rock climb (on great sticky rock that will make you feel like Spiderman!), a helicopter ride into, overnight at, and hike out of Mt. Robson Park, or a week or more of backpacking in the backcountry, you’re sure to have an amazing time with Peter as your guide. In addition to his making you feel comfortable and safe when experiencing new things (such as learning basic glacier travel skills, self-arrest, etc.), he’s also funny and fun.
For more info: Peter Amann.
Our first featured company of the week is Fjallabak, a fabulous family owned and operated company in Iceland. Fjallabak means “Behind the Mountains,” which is the name of a famous Icelandic trail.
Fjallabak features great trekking, backpacking, and skiing adventures, as well as custom trips. The personal service and attention is phenomenal, and you’re sure to experience a trip of a lifetime if you travel with them (as Adventure Spot co-founders know from personal experience).
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