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Lost Valley Winter Duathlon @ Lost Valley Ski Area'
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am
Lost Valley Winter Duathlon @ Lost Valley Ski Area' | Auburn | Maine | United States

Discipline(s):Snowshoe, Nordic Ski, Ski Mountaineering

Race Options:

Solo 5km Snowshoe
Solo 10km Duathlon
Team 10km Duathlon
750ft vert Ski Mountaineering (3-lap)
1250ft Ski Mountaineering (5-lap)

Event Description:

Baxter Outdoors continues the Packed Powder Series with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, Maine and part of the Auburn Winter Fest. This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as we snowshoe and nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine.

The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. We will also offer a 3-lap and 5-lap ski mountaineering course. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area.

XC Skiers will race first at 10:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 10:05am

Baxter Outdoors is proud to partner with TruStrength Athletics for the Ski Mountaineering portion of this event. Ski mo racers may choose from a 750′ vert course (3 laps) or a 1250′ vert option (5 laps). Each lap includes 250 feet of vertical. Ski mo will be open to all telemark, Randonee/AT, and split boarders.

All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge .


$25/$30 —– 5km Snowshoe (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$30/$35 —– 10km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$50/$60 —– 10km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal

$25/$30 —– 750′ Ski Mountaineering (Solo – 3 laps): Early Bird/Normal

$30/$35 —– 1250′ Ski Mountaineering (Solo – 5 laps): Early Bird/Normal

*Youth 16 & under always race for $15

*Early Bird pricing ends on 12/27/2017

What’s Included:

● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
● A cooldown beer (must be over 21)

Event Schedule:

8:30am: Race registration opens
9:30am: Race registration ends
9:30am: Ski Mountaineering Shotgun Start
10:00am: Shotgun start for nordic ski
10:30am: Shotgun start for snowshoe


Full Moon Snowshoe @ Randall Orchards
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a full moon winter walk on Randall Orchards – the farm we helped protect as farmland forever. We will meet at the farm at sunset and head out to explore the 500-acres of conserved orchard and forest while watching the full moon rise.

After an hour guided walk, led by Master Naturalist, Jeanne Christie and Board President Mike Parker, we will end with hot cider from apples grown and pressed onsite at the orchard.

Limited space; RSVP required to


Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.


Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

Enjoy the magic of winter with a full moon hike at the Emmons Preserve! KCT Board Member, Russ Grady, will lead the group on a moderate 3 mile hike on the Trust’s trails. There will be several opportunities to stop along the way and enjoy the glow of the moon. Weather will dictate gear (snow shoes, poles, winter clothes, etc…). While we hope to use the moon light, bringing a flash light or headlamp is always a good idea. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice to enjoy in the headquarters after the hike. Meet at our headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport at 8pm. Free, all welcome!

Thanks to C.A. Smith Photography for his full moon photo taken in the Smith Preserve.

Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve, Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve,  Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal | Pownal | Vermont | United States

Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Join us for our 7th annual full moon hike/social event atop Pisgah Hill in New Gloucester. Cars line Dougherty Road; in 2017 seventy-five members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends hiked the loop trail through the perfect amount of new snow, shared some cheer at the summit, toasted with hot cocoa, toasted marshmallows, and hooted at the big orange rising moon under the only three hours of clear sky all week.

We can’t wait to see you for our 7th annual, only a few moons away.


Snowshoe Walk at Shepards Farm @ Shepards Farm
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Snowshoe Walk at Shepards Farm @ Shepards Farm | Norway | Maine | United States

Snowshoe walk on the Witts End trail at Shepards Farm. 121 Crockett Ridge Rd, Norway.


Curtis Winter Fun Day @ Curtis Homestead Conservation Area
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join KLT for an afternoon of winter fun at the Curtis Winter Fun Day. Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, and sleds and spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful conservation property! Hot chocolate and snacks will be served around a bonfire at the trailhead. Free, no registration required. Call 377-2848 with any questions.

Location: Bog Road in Leeds.

Directions: From Route 202 in Monmouth, go west on the Bog Rd. for about 1.5 miles.


Snowshoeing with Heather @ Cathance River Preserve
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Snowshoeing with Heather @ Cathance River Preserve | Topsham | Maine | United States

Snowshoeing with Heather
Sunday, January 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am
FREE program

Join Heather Goulette for a gentle snowshoe walk along the trails of the Cathance River Preserve. Bring your own snowshoes or use ours (for free!). Dress warmly in layers (preferably not cotton), wear hiking boots, bring a backpack with extra clothes and water. All levels are welcome. Please register with Andrea by email at