Winter Survival 101
Thank you for your interest in an Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) workshop.
Health insurance is required to participate in this program.
Winter Survival 101 is an introductory program for those looking to begin or expand their recreational activities in the winter season. Our goals are to help you build a foundation of skills and knowledge for your winter recreation exploits and prepare you for the unexpected in the demanding conditions of winter. Please plan on meeting at ADK’s Education Yurt Village at 9:00am. Parking is included for program participants. After introductions and a program overview, we’ll spend two days learning about clothing & equipment; backcountry preparedness & safety considerations; nutrition; how to stay warm & dry; cold weather injuries & illnesses; backcountry winter travel; snowshoeing basics; avalanche awareness; shelter building; fire building; and Leave No Trace backcountry skills & ethics for winter. Time will be spent both in the classroom and in the outdoors. Bunks are reserved for participants in our co-ed, communal lodging yurts. While the yurts are heated (55 degrees Fahrenheit), the wash house and restrooms are a two-minute walk from the Yurt Village. Come prepared to stay in wintery conditions and bring a headlamp. This program will be led by one or more of ADK’s Education Department staff. Class will run until approximately 12:00pm on Day #2.
Prior snowshoeing experience is recommended. Good physical condition, proper winter clothing, and proper equipment are a must.
ADK members receive a 10% discount on programs and lodging. To reserve lodging at the Adirondak Loj, please call the Adirondack Mountain Club at (518) 523-3441 or book online.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Tyler Socash, ADK’s Education Programs Coordinator, at (518) 523-3480 x 120 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you. Come prepared to learn and to have fun!
Minimum age: 16