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Winter 2021/22 Schedule of DHASH Guided Tours in the Borderlands

We intentionally do NOT list the meeting time and place because the tour leaders need to know who plans to come  So get in touch with the tour leader using the contact info listed.  If not enough people sign up by the Thursday before the event, the tour might be cancelled.

Introduction to Dutch Hill Tour Series

​Intermediate/Advanced

First and third Sundays of January, March, and April if the snow holds (not February)

Come see what DHASH is doing at Dutch Hill, and see the potential for the future. Join us as we skin up and ski down some of the historic ski trails of Dutch Hill in Readsboro and new glades created by DHASH. This is not a beginner tour. Tele skiers, AT-skiers and split-boarders will need climbing skins or good climbing skills and be able to control downhill speed. Typically a less-than-one-hour climb, then lunch at the top to enjoy the view. Tele-turning skills are useful but not required for the descent. We can do laps until your legs quit! Exact route will vary and depend on conditions and participants. If conditions are poor, we can tour to the top of Dutch Hill proper, about a two-hour loop. This requires climbing and descending skills, but more gradual descents. 

Contact Sam Bartlett for meeting time and location:  sam@bart-tech.com (Put CTA in the subject line to get past filters) or 413-834-0274.

Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022

Want to explore Dutch Hill but aren’t confident about your downhill skills? This tour has some cross country and is less focused on the down. We’ll head to the top of the old ski area and tour through the woods to the summit vista. With an easier descent route, we’ll take it slow and wait for everyone who falls, lap some beginner slopes at the end if time allows.  Waxless skis with skins work best. Suitable for beginner backcountry skiers or intermediate/advanced cross country skiers.

Contact Jeff Nugent for meeting time and location:  jnugent.vt@gmail.com or 802-257-1325.

 

Tours on and around the Catamount Trail

Saturday, January 8, 2022 (backup date Saturday, January 15, 2022)

Section 2: Harriman Dam to Route 9 (Wilmington)

Easy/Intermediate

This tour is about 10 miles of fairly flat and easy skiing. We may have to modify or cancel due to logging on the northern part of the section. Our pace will accommodate the slowest skier in the group. Tour cancels if insufficient sign-up by Thursday January 6.

Contact: Sam Bartlett, sam@bart-tech.com (Put CTA in subject line to get past filters) or 413-834-0274

Saturday, February 5, 2022 (backup date Saturday, February 12)

Section 1: Harriman Dam to Route 100 (Readsboro) and back
Easy/Introductory
A good introduction to the backcountry for novice skiers. It follows an easy 6 miles on a backcountry railroad grade along the Deerfield River. A short, steep section can easily be walked. Our pace will accommodate the slowest skier. The tour leader will cancel if there are insufficient sign-ups by Thursday February 3.
Contact: Sam Bartlett, sam@bart-tech.com (Put CTA in subject line to get past filters) or 413-834-0274

Saturday, February 19th to Sunday February 27th, 2022

Multi-Day Tour on Sections 1-8 of the Catamount Trail
Skiers are welcome to sign up for as many days as they wish, even one.
See https://catamounttrail.org/cta-tours/multi-day-tours/multi-day-tour-6/ for further details.

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Flood Dam Trail and part of Section 3 and back (Searsburg)
Intermediate
Ski 7 miles on the recently reclaimed Flood Dam Trail as well as part of Section 3. Mostly level with several impressive beaver ponds.
Contact: Alan Binnick, anbin@myfairpoint.net or 802-464-3917

Sometime in March

March Mystery Tour in the southern Green Mountains
Intermediate/Advanced
A skin-up, ski-down tour somewhere in the Southern Green Mountains when the snow is good. Contact the tour leader if you are interested. He will choose a suitable date and send a message a few days ahead of time.
Contact: Sam Bartlett, sam@bart-tech.com (Put CTA in subject line to get past filters) or 413-834-0274.