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Ski Leaders

Our trip leaders and instructors would like to introduce themselves…
(although some are a little bashful to be on this page)

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Alex Cohn
March 9, 2013, © Grigory Petrov
Alex Cohn
Is a nordic and AT ski leader.

Dukes ski trail, Mt Cardigan
Bill Darcy
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 15 years, back country skier

Out for a nice day.
Darrell Hamilton
AMC Cross Country Ski Trip Leader for 3 years. Also a telemark skier and snowboarder.

Upper Nanamocomuck
Emilie Phillips
AMC Ski Trip Leader since 2009, PSIA certified Nordic downhill ski instructor, cross country and Telemark skier

Winter "skier only" access to
Glacier Point, Yosemite NP
February 22, 2009
Grigory Petrov
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

Chic Chocs, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec
Jed Eliades
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 25 years, telemark skier.

Enjoying the powder.
Jen Gross
AMC Ski Trip Leader for 5 years, AT (alpine touring) skier.

Sherbourne trail, Mt. Washington
Larry Veal
AMC Ski Trip Leader for 10 years, PSIA certified nordic downhill ski Instructor, telemark skier

Ethan Pond Trail
Pemigewasset Wilderness Ski Through
March 2, 2013
Marty Janoschek
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.

Paul Pinkham
Mt Washington Ammonoosuc Ravine ski trip
March, 2013
Paul Pinkham
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!

En route to Greeley Ponds
Richie Holstein
AMC Ski Trip Leader since 2008, X-C and classic backcountry skier

The glades on the Wildcat Valley Trail, Wildcat Mt.
Scott Taylor
AMC Ski Trip Leader and Instructor for 15 years, telemark skier

In the powder of Thunderbolt Ski Trail on Mount Greylock
Ted Stever
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
Thor Smith
Leading AMC ski trips since 2005, PSIA certified nordic downhill Ski Instructor, telemark skier

Madeline Mines, Chic Chocs
Gaspe’ Peninsula, Quebec
Photo © by Jean Pierre Rousset
Tony SchmidtTony’s Gallery
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
Tyson Sawyer
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 VitiValerio’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
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