FEBRUARY 11, 2018
Avalanche Pass "Key Swap" Ski Tour
High Peaks Wilderness Area
(Alternate Date Feb 25)
An annual tradition for many Adirondack backcountry skiers. This classic traverse of the High Peaks Wilderness Area from north to south (or vice versa) rewards skiers with beautiful alpine scenery and some of the best backcountry trail skiing in the Adirondack Park.
Two groups will start skiing at Adirondack Loj and Tahawus, respectively. Groups will swap car keys when they cross paths (usually somewhere on the Flowed Lands or Lake Colden). Total one-way distance is approximately 11 miles.
FREE...But skiers must be current BETA members to participate.
SCHEDULE (all times approximate & flexible)
8am - All skiers meet @ Cascade XC Ski Center
830am - Both groups depart Cascade for respective trailheads
9am - North group starts skiing south from Adirondack Loj, Lake Placid
930am - South group starts skiing north from the Upper Works, Newcomb
* * * * * * * * SKI, SKI, SKI! * * * * * * * *
3PM - Typical meeting time back at Cascade
RSVP required so we can comply with the 15-person Wilderness group size limit.