Winter Overnight Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail


$250 for REI Members

$270 for non-members


  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 10 people

Dreaming of hiking the Appalachian trail? Don't let the season slow you down. Join our expert guides for a winter overnight on one of the most storied sections of the nation's first long distance hiking trail. We will begin our hike in Scenic Crawford Notch State Park near the historic Willey House, then hike 2.7 miles to Ethan Pond Campsite along the Appalachian Trail. No winter camping experience? Not a problem! This course is designed to take the accomplished 3 season hiker and translate their skills to the winter landscape. Our guides will share tips and tricks to stay comfortable in the cold weather and offer insight into the region's history. Hikers should be prepared for a 5.4 mile round trip hike with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain. We can't wait to get outside with you!

  • Explore the White Mountains in winter time
  • Get experience backpacking in cold and snowy conditions
  • All backpacking gear is provided
  • Dinner and breakfast are provided, but please come with a lunch for the first day of hiking

What to bring with you

Meet at

North Conway REI

1498 White Mountain Hwy C30, North Conway, NH 3860

Activity location

Ethan Pond
Map image of Ethan Pond