Our trip leaders and instructors would like to introduce themselves
(although some are a little bashful to be on this page)
We added an alumni section at the bottom of the page
on gos April 2015
Snowboarder that also occasionally skis!
Out for a nice day.
AMC Cross Country Ski Trip Leader for 3 years. Also a telemark skier and snowboarder.
AMC Ski Trip Leader since 2009, PSIA certified Nordic downhill ski instructor, cross country and Telemark skier
Co-leading trips with the AMC-NH Chapter since 2016. Grew up cross country and alpine skiing, now primarily a telemark and nordic skier. Enjoys getting out and exploring with skins and scales during the winter, and by bike and foot during the other seasons.
Winter "skier only" access to
Glacier Point, Yosemite NP
February 22, 2009
is originally from Russia and has been cross-country skiing, whether or not he wanted to, since his early school years. An AMC member since 2000, he still likes skiing on and off the track and has taken his cross-country skis on backcountry and hut-to-hut trips in Quebec, Maine, the Sierras, and, of course, the woods of NH. With a wonderful smile, Grigory is a caring teacher and enjoys the company of others on his trips.
Our 2012 Nepal Trek
J. R. Petrus
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has been carving turns on East Coast hard pack since he was 5. After a brief stint of alpine ski racing in college, he took up backcountry skiing to escape the crowds of on-piste skiing. He's an experience climber, an Eagle Scout, and is AAIRE Level I certified. He enjoys AT, telemark, and raising two of his own mountain-porters-in-training.
Chic Chocs, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 25 years, telemark skier.
Enjoying the powder.
AMC Ski Trip Leader for 5 years, AT (alpine touring) skier.
an avid back-country and cross country skier who loves the forest trails and woods of NH, and has been skiing in the region for over 40 years. Joel loves the seasons that NH offers to residents and visitors alike. When not skiing, Joel is a volunteer land steward for the Forest Society and a full time Safety Engineer for a company in Massachusetts. Think Snow!
Katherine (Casy) Calver
Mt Adams June 2016 © Paul Fleming
Katherine (Casy) Calver learned to ski when she was 7, but didn't discover her backcountry obsession until she moved to New England in 2009. Primarily an A/T skier, she also dabbles in skimo racing, telemark, nordic, and everything in between!
Sherbourne trail, Mt. Washington
AMC Ski Trip Leader for 10 years, PSIA certified nordic downhill ski Instructor, telemark skier
Margaret Brumsted flyin low on the Ammonoosuc Ravine March 2013
lives in the ski mecca of Rhode Island!!????, but makes her way to the mountains of New Hampshire as often as possible!!
Ethan Pond Trail
Pemigewasset Wilderness Ski Through
March 2, 2013
has been leading trips for the NH Chapter since 2000, instructing or cooking for the AMC-NH workshops at Cardigan Lodge since 1999 and exploring the outdoors since 1966. Marty has been ski intructor at Cardigan since 2009 and a ski leader since 2010. He is now working on the state high-points as part of his 100 year plan, after finishing the NH winter 4K’ers a few years back. Marty loves to be anywhere outdoors; hiking, climbing, back-country skiing, cycling or running.
Nik Fiore Lincolns Throat
Co-leading trips with AMC-NH Ski Committee since 2015. Grew up alpine skiing the Whites, skied the Greens during college, spent few years in the Rockies, and move back East in 2008. Added tele to the mix 10+ years ago and jumped on the AT bandwagon in 2014. Keeps looking to ski lines that he didn't know existed when he was a kid.
Mt Washington Ammonoosuc Ravine ski trip
A lifelong skier, Paul was introduced to telemark skiing in 2004 and is now raising heel as a PSIA certified tele ski instructor. He's been an AMC-NH Ski Committee leader since 2010.
The quiet, determined hike up, watching the day reveal it's plan. A flood of relief at reaching the end of the climb, and a well-earned snack. Then the rush and exhilaration of a drop into the steeps, the whisper of powder in a glade, chest heaving with giddy laughter, playing where few people ride, the beauty and satisfaction of earning your turns. Not to mention the easy camaraderie of the group! Add no lift line OR ticket, and if that speaks to the classic skier (or rider, lol) in you, come join us in the backcountry!
The glades on the Wildcat Valley Trail, Wildcat Mt.
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 15 years, telemark skier
In the powder of Thunderbolt Ski Trail on Mount Greylock
AMC Ski Trip Leader, Ski Instructor, 30 Year member of PSIA, Certified Telemark and Cross Country Track and Skate
Duke's Ski Trail, Firescrew summit, Mt. Cardigan
Leading AMC ski trips since 2005, PSIA certified nordic downhill Ski Instructor, telemark skier
Gaspe photo © Alex Cohn
25 year AMC member Nordic and Telemark skier
Madeline Mines, Chic Chocs
Gaspe’ Peninsula, Quebec
Photo © by Jean Pierre Rousset
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Has been skiing since he was a teenager, taking up telemark skiing in the late 1990’s, often skiing in the backcountry of in New England since then. He started leading ski trips for the NH Chapter through the Mountaineering committee in 2005, then founded the NH Chapter Ski Committee in 2008. He loves to teach, co-founding the Gunstock Learn to Telemark Clinics in 2008 and has been a backcountry ski instructor for the NH Chapter Winter School since 2008. He is a Professional Ski Instructor Association (PSIA) certified Nordic Downhill (Telemark) Instructor and ski committee co-chair. Tony’s Gallery
Mt. Washington, March 20, 2010
AMC Ski Trip Leader since 2009, PSIA certified Nordic downhill ski instructor, cross country and Telemark skier.
Champs de Mars in the Gaspesie March 24, 2014
|Valerio Viti Valerio’s Gallery|
loves skiing anything, especially if starting from his backayard! From skinny skate skis on corduroy groomed terrain to heavy AT setups for steep terrain, passing through different embodiments of three-pin setups and Telemark bindings. Valerio’s Gallery
Here are a few of our alumni ski leaders ...
March 9, 2013, © Grigory Petrov
Is a nordic and AT ski leader.
Dukes ski trail, Mt Cardigan
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 15 years, back country skier