Spend a cozy weekend nestled in the Maine woods. I can’t imagine a more wonderful place to spend a winter weekend. Warm accomodations, great company, fantastic food, beautiful scenery and amazing skiing. All trails leave directly from our front door with many options for all comfort levels. Spend the day in a winter wonderland. At night star gazing and an outdoor fire will warm your heart and soul. Space is limited to five guests. Please register early to reserve your spot!
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. 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 9:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 9:05am
All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge.
Discipline(s):Snowshoe, Nordic Ski, Ski Mountaineering
Solo 5km Snowshoe
Solo 10km Duathlon
Team 10km Duathlon
$30/$35 —– 5km Snowshoe (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$35/$40 —– 10km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$50/$60 —– 10km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
*Early Bird pricing ends on 1/19/2019
● 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)
7:30am: Race registration opens
8:30am: Race registration ends
9:00am: Shotgun start for nordic ski
9:05am: Shotgun start for snowshoe
Come together for a wintertime frolic with Acadia Mountain Guides & MYA! We’ll spend the weekend opting outside for ice climbing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing with sweet accommodations at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge.
The adventure will begin at the traditional New England timberframe lodge in the beautiful Bear River Valley of Newry. One mile from Grafton Notch State Park, the Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge views are dominated by the 3500-4000′ peaks of the Mahoosuc Range.
Adventurers will enjoy plenty of hearty, healthy vegetarian food and yoga practices to help maximize outdoor fun. Everyone will share cozy bunk room lodging and MYA trip leaders will be working their magic in the large kitchen area serving up tasty breakfasts and dinners.
A challenging and satisfyingly full weekend of outdoor explorations is in store for adventurers. Acadia Mountain Guides will help guide us through ice climbing, snowshoeing, and possibly cross-country skiing as well. AMG always delivers professional, state-of-the-art instruction by highly skilled and very fun guides.
The guides will tailor our climbing experience to our level. Beginners welcome! No worries about gear, Acadia Mountain Guides provide Double Boots, Crampons/Micro Spikes, Technical Ice Axes, Harness, Helmet, and anything else you could possibly need to make the bliss of ice climbing happen.
We’ll follow up ice climbing with snowshoe hiking which is always wicked fun in such a gorgeous locale. Fingers crossed for piles and piles of snow! If you don’t have snowshoes, the guides will provide them. If you have cross-country skis, bring them, if conditions are good we’ll definitely hit the trails. If you don’t have skis, MYA will help rent them.
Yoga practices will definitely happen throughout the weekend and the food will be healthy, delicious and vegetarian!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity in the gorgeous White Mountains of NH with awesome guides playing in the ice & snow…
Cost: $450 early birds; $475 after Dec 31. Please register online at maineyogaadventures.com or call 207-299-0082.
Camden Hills is the gem of Mid-Coast Maine. Spectacular hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, mountain biking and climbing make this a fantastic multi-sport destination. On Saturday February 9th join North Star Adventures for a Camden Hills Snowshoe Adventure. We will begin our journey from Maiden Cliff Trailhead at 9:00am for a full-day adventure along the ridge trail to Ocean Lookout. The complete loop back to the Maiden Cliff parking lot is 6 miles. This is one of my favorite winter snowhoe loops. You will have fantastic views of Lake Megunticook and Penobscot Bay on the hike out to Ocean Lookout. As we drop down and and complete the loop you will have incredible views of the cliffs and streams that run along the base of Megunticook. This is an intermediate trip, you must be in good physical conditon.
Join as many as a hundred RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends to hike the loop trail, share some cheer at the summit, sip hot cocoa, toast marshmallows, and hoot or howl at the big orange rising moon.
This year brings RRCT’s 8th annual mountain-top moonrise trek and bonfire. All the fun happens at Pisgah Hill Preserve, 74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester near the Pownal town line.
The sun sets at 5:20 pm and the moon rises a few minutes later. Plan to start you hike between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm and plan on 30 solid minutes of hiking time on this 1.5 mile lollipop-style loop trail (1 mile loop with a 0.5 mile stick). The trail is well-marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. Gentle elevation rise and a rickety bridge on the trail requires some effort; assistance for the elderly or toddlers may be required for one or two steep ledge steps. Bring snowshoes, poles, a flashlight or headlamp, blanket, water, and lots of good cheer. We’ll provide marshmallows and more. The trailhead has a small parking lot which fills quickly. Most vehicles line the shoulder of Dougherty Road. Click here for Preserve details and maps.
New England’s premier winter triathlon! Offering Snowshoe (first leg), Fat Bike OR ski (second leg) and run (third leg) or bring the entire family and run a fun snow 5k only option. Know a friend who has snowshoes and another with skis? Come and participate in the relay division. This triathlon will provide a great way to break up the winter doldrums, get outside and off the trainer. With scenic courses and stunning views this race is sure to please both the first timer looking for a fun event to get outside and experienced triathlete alike.
10:00a Tentative Start Time
(no need to get up early, it’s winter and we have no reason to start in the dark!)
The Moose on the Loose triathlon was conceived as a collaboration between TriME and the Meadows Golf Club to provide an opportunity to take advantage of the trails and club house of the Meadows Golf Club and world class operations of TriME to produce a winter triathlon the experienced triathlete and outdoor enthusiast will both enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Litchfield Snowmobile Club.
Information will soon be added on a friendly, fun and free kids race (run or snowshoe a special loop just for the kids!).
Included with your entry: Race swag, great post race food and of course a scenic, safe, closed course through Litchfield, Maine.
March is the perfect winter month! Daylight has started to return, the temperatures are reasonable and we have a lot of snow! Our winter weekend will take us to Rockwood Maine where we still stay in a rustic cabin on Moosehead Lake. We will be skiing on groomed trails and have the option (conditions permitting) to ski over to Kineo and ski around the base (or maybe hike to the top). Arrival time is 4:00pm on Friday…in time for dinner and perhaps a nighttime ski or snowshoe. All meals and accomodations are included. Designed for beginners and intermediate skiers.
Tanglewood Camp in Lincolnville Maine is the setting for this Winter Watercolor Adventure. We will either snowshoe or hike the trails along the Ducktrap River. In my mind this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful watersheds on the mid-coast. The sparkling water, ice crystals, suspension bridge and forest ecosystem are spectacular. Using this backdrop for inspiration artist and teacher Lesia Sochor will guide students in painting with watercolors. By observing the natural surroundings, weather permitting, students will do quick watercolor studies coming back to enlarge or combine what they’ve seen by painting indoors. If it is too cold to paint plein air, photographs will be taken of the environment and paintings made from them.