Half Day Journey for All Ages

Ready to experience Winter in New England like never before? Get your friends and family together for this fun and scenic journey into the backcountry of New Hampshire. Your half-day snowshoeing adventure may include wildlife sightings, magnificent views of the White Mountains, a summit of a local mountain and frozen waterfalls! Once you get away from the roads and crowds, it is a winter wonderland! Grab your kids and a camera and make some lasting memories this Winter!


CLIMB DETAILS

Length: 4 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:8
Difficulty: Easy
When: December - April
Type: Snowshoeing

PRICING

1 person: $200 per person
2 person: $150 per person
3 person: $140 per person
4 person: $130 per person
5+ person: Call for rates

RENTAL GEAR

Most of the required equipment [listed below] - including Avalanche Transceiver, probe and shovel - is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.

7 DAYS PER WEEK

We climb 7 days per week in season.

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What time does the program begin?

We will meet at 10AM at our bunkhouse in Bartlett, NH. We will take 30-45 minutes to outfit you with any rental gear you need and head out to the trailhead.

What gear is needed for Snowshoeing?

The mandatory items include waterproof winter boots, snowshoes, trekking poles, down parka or ski jacket, winter hat, gloves or mittens, snow pants, sunglasses, backpack, food, water, and proper clothing. The gear rental package costs $20 and includes snowshoes and trekking poles. We will snowshoe in all weather conditions. Please come prepared for the worst and hope for the best!

Will hiking or winter boots work?

Yes! Make sure they are waterproof and plenty warm!

How long do we hike for?

We usually arrive at the trailhead between 11AM and 11:30AM. We will arrive back at the bunkhouse around 3PM depending on what hike we do.

What should I wear?

Please come dressed in appropriate clothing. Layering is the best practice in the outdoors as it allows you to manage your body temperature. You can check out our “Equipment List” for more info. Be sure to have an extra warm jacket for when you are taking a break. Wear synthetic clothing such as wool, polyester, down, Capilene materials as they wick sweat away from the body and dry out quickly. Avoid cotton at all costs.

Is it safe?

Our guides are trained to mitigate the dangers of the backcountry. While we cannot take 100% of the risk out of the outdoors, the likelihood of any incident is very, very low.

How difficult is it the hike?

The hike will be catered to the overall experience and fitness of the group. For the most part, expect a very moderate hike at a pace where you can still converse with your friends and family. No huffing and puffing here!

How many people are in a group?

We offer a maximum ratio of 6 hikers per guide for snowshoeing adventures with a maximum of 6 hikers in a group.

Are there age restrictions?

As long as you are approved for moderate activity and/or you have a parent/guardian signature , you are good to go! This activity is for all ages and experience levels. The perfect way to get outdoors without the need to be in top-shape.
Our goal is to make your mountain adventure as memorable and comfortable as possible. To do this, you must be properly prepared. We provide all of the technical gear that you will need for an awesome adventure. However, we ask that you please bring your own clothing - including but not limited to: a base layer for top and bottom, climbing or snow pants, some insulating layers and jackets, socks and warm gloves or mittens. When selecting clothing for your adventure, choose synthetic materials, wool, or fleece as cotton will absorb sweat and freeze - increasing the chances of hypothermia.

For your convenience, we have the mandatory gear available for rent! We also have a small selection of clothing available for rent if you are missing anything listed above. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a welcome packet via email with a gear rental form that you will complete and return to reserve the gear you need for you adventure!

Mandatory Items

[  ] Snowshoes
[  ] Trekking Poles
[  ] Down parka or ski jacket
[  ] Winter hat
[  ] Heavy glove or mitten
[  ] Snow pants or similar
[  ] Warm and waterproof winter boots
[  ] sunglasses
[  ] backpack

RISK MANAGEMENT

Safety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. NEM guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.

DOMESTIC ADVENTURES

Payment in full is due at the time of booking. Cancellations outside of 7 days are fully refundable except for a $50 service fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING MOUNT RAINIER

A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

CANCELLATION

There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

CHANGE OF DATE

Date changes are subject to availability and apply only to the current climbing season. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 3 days prior to your departure date for a $50 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed less than 2 days before departure.

GENERAL POLICIES

NEMs Adventure plans and itineraries are subject to change or adjustment based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.

We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Northeast Mountaineering cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit. Weather, route conditions, your own abilities or the abilities of others may create circumstances that make an ascent unsafe, and you or your entire party will have to turn around without reaching the summit. Your program fee entitles you to one summit attempt on your specified dates.

MINIMUM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

For our adventures to run as booked, we must have 50% enrollment of the maximum participant allotment. As an example, if the program has a maximum of 8 people then we must have 4 registered participants for the adventure. In the case of low registration, you may be asked to postpone or join another group on a different date. Exceptions may be made but it is at complete discretion of Northeast Mountaineering, its guides and agents.