Winter Skills Weekend

Join Teens To Trails, Maine Huts & Trails and the Outdoor Sport Institute for a winter overnight at one of the amazing huts in the Carrabassett Valley Region. Outing Club advisors and students will have the chance to practice snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, learn about winter trip planning and even practice how to set up a winter campsite or winter kitchen. It’s a great way to practice skills alongside outdoor educators and gain confidence in planning and executing winter excursions for your Outing Club. Students will learn about First-Aid basics and have hands-on practice for preventing and treating cold injuries with wilderness health professionals.

Total number of years running - 3
Total number of participants - 90
Total number of Outdoor Hours - 1,800

Upcoming Winter Skills Weekend 


Flagstaff Hut, Carabassett Valley ME

Saturday, January 6th - Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Program Details: 

  • Limited space available
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch included
  • Maine Huts & Trails Flagstaff Hut

Draft Agenda:


  • 9:00 Meet at trail-head
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Suit up on snowshoes or cross-country skis and head out to the hut
  • 10:30 Introductions & Team-building 
  • 11:00-1:00 Workshops on planning winter trips, setting up winter camp
  • 1:00 Lunch & free-time
  • 2:00 - 4:30 Afternoon workshops and skiing practice
  • 4:30 Break
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00 Evening games & chill time
  • 9:30 Bedtime 


  • 7:30 Breakfast 
  • 9:00 Morning sessions on Food & Nutrition 
  • 10:00 Sessions on Cold Injuries & Wilderness First Aid
  • 12:00 Lunch & Closing 
  • 12:45 Ski out to trail-head

Program Cost: $35

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“I have had great experiences this year with adventures Teens To Trails has funded our outing club with. I was privileged to go learn winter survival skills at Maine Huts and Trails last January. I learned a lot during that workshop and I was thrilled to be able to go on that trip. I was also able to go white water rafting for the first time through T3’s help. I, and the rest of the John Bapst Outing Club, are very grateful for Teens to Trails support of our adventures.”
— Sean Joyce, Outing Club Student Leader, John Bapst Outing Club