PROGRAMS

 

In our Winter Hiking and Beginner Mountaineering courses, you'll learn snowshoeing, ice ax & crampon skills, self-arrest, map-and-compass, trip planning and more. This year's mountaineering classes include day hikes and backpacking trips in the Adirondack Mountains of NY as well as NH's White Mountains.

 

STUDENT CENTER

 

  • Winter Mountaineering Handbook

  • Winter Day Hike Gear List

  • Winter Backpacking Gear List

  • Winter Hiking Awards and Patches

  • Links to Mountaineering and Trip Planning Resources

FAQs

What are the best winter hiking and mountaineering boots? What snowshoes are best for climbing? What is a vapor barrier liner? Find answers to some common gear questions and questions about our winter mountaineering courses here.

 

WMS is returning to Face-to-Face programming for 2022!
Keep an eye on our Programs page for details and registration links...

WELCOME TO THE ADK WINTER MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL

OVER 60 YEARS OF SNOW AND ICE

ABOUT US

The ADK Winter Mountaineering School is non-profit group that has been sponsored since 1954 by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). The purpose of the program is to promote enjoyable and successful winter mountaineering and camping through a learn-by-doing approach. Our program is held in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

 

Past participants have included three season hikers and backpackers looking to expand their skills to include winter hiking, backpacking and mountaineering, as well as more experienced skiers, trip leaders and winter mountaineers who are wishing to refine their skills or are looking for some excitement and adventure. Our friendly, experienced, all-volunteer staff; low student-instructor ratio; and pricing make the ADK Winter Mountaineering School the best value in the Northeast for learning winter skills. We offer day trip, weekend backpacking, and weeklong backpacking options.

 

Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope to see you in the mountains this winter!

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CONTACT US

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Winter Mountaineering School, ADK

P.O. Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Tel: 518-523-3441