1 day (8:30am- 4:30pm)

Meeting Location

EMS in North Conway
1498 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860




1 person = $275
2 people = $185 each
3 people = $155 each
4 people = $140 each


lodging is not included in course fee. students will be responsible for their own accommodations. click here for area lodging.

Gear List

all technical climbing equipment will be provided. click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Ski Mountaineering


Do you want to open up new terrain and immerse yourself in the mountains? This course will give you the skills you need to start using mountaineering techniques to approach ski routes that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. You’ll learn how to climb efficiently using a mountaineering axe in your hand and crampons on your ski boots. This course is designed for Telemark or Alpine Touring Skiers that have done our Backcountry Ski course or have extensive personal skiing experience. No mountaineering experience is required, but you may want to sign up for our Winter Climbing 101 course or our 3-day Accelerated Mountaineering course if you are really interested.

Ski Mountaineering courses are booked by private arrangement only.


Groups meet promptly at 8:30am at the Eastern Mountain Sports in North Conway. Click here for directions. In the morning you will meet your guide, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with gear for the day. You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day. The day will end around 4:30pm back at EMS.

Included/ Not Included

Climbers will be outfitted with all technical ski equipment for the day. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but it will be subject to approval by your guide. Equipment provided includes boots, skis, poles, skins, beacon, probe, shovel. Skiers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own lunches for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing. Meals, lodging and transportation are not included.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 8 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.