2023 BETA SKI OUTINGS
All ski outings are FREE...BUT skiers must be current BETA members to participate (per our insurance policy. Registration is strongly encouraged (and required for some tours).
Adult Jackrabbit Ski Tour, Lake Placid
12pm to 4pm - meet and park at the Lake Placid Club: 88 Morningside Drive
REGISTRATION OPEN - Click here to sign-up
Kick-off the 2023 Jackrabbit Rally with a classic "out-and-back" ski tour from the village of Lake Placid to Craig Wood, where we'll check out the new Scott's Cobble Community Trails on the golf course. We'll stop for lunch, drinks and socializing with fellow ski-nuts at Loui’s Place (Bar/Restaurant located at Craig Wood), before returning to Lake Placid via the Jackrabbit. *Make this a point-to-point ski by staging a car at Craig Wood. All skiers are responsible for their own transportation*
Youth Ski-to-Swim Jackrabbit Tour, Lake Placid
REGISTRATION OPEN - Click here for details.
Jackrabbit Rally - Beginner/Intermediate Ski Tour
2:30PM to 5:30PM
Park at the Brewster Peninsula Trails behind Simply Gourmet (2099 Saranac Ave.). We'll ski into the Brewster Peninsula Trails, make our way through the Whiteface Club property and then onward to Whiteface Inn Lane. From there, we'll climb up to the Lake Placid lean-to (approximate 1.25 mile moderate but sustained climb), where we'll break for a bit before we turn it around and ski on back down by headlamp. Optional thawing out and dinner and drink stop at Dack Shack upon return to the car. Registration STRONGLY encouraged. Reminder! This tour is free to join, but per our insurance, you must be a current BETA member.
REGISTRATION OPEN - REGISTER HERE
POSTPONED DUE TO CONDITIONS, DATE TBD
Avalanche Pass & Lake Colden Ski Tour, High Peaks Wilderness Area
8am to 4pm
The annual "key swap" outing is a tradition for many Adirondack backcountry skiers. The tour is done as a point-to-point traverse of the High Peaks Wilderness Area from the Adirondack Loj in the north to the Upper Works in the south (or vice versa), with skiers "swapping" car keys when they meet in the middle (or in the morning before we start). Skiers usually regroup for apres food and drink to finish the day. Group size is limited by wilderness regulations, so online registration is capped at 12 individuals per group (2 groups max).
READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER - Choose the ski tour that is consistent with your ability and fitness level. Most BETA ski tours occur on ungroomed, backcountry ski trails. Skis with metal edges are usually recommended (skins are not required but some skiers may want them for climbing on certain tours). Participants should be physically capable of skiing the mileage indicated on variable snow conditions and on sometimes steep, narrow trails). Participants should be prepared to spend the duration of the outing outdoors in cold temperatures and possibly inclement weather. Dress in layers, bring extra clothing, gloves and hats. Bring plenty of water and food. Most ski tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10 (parents please use your best judgement).