Wed, Mar 03 | Ridj-it

Online Winter Hiking Skills Class

Join WVRD and Ridjit for a two-hour digital class about how to stay outside safely this winter with fellow hikers. Essential gear and safety topics will be discussed, and taking the class will make you eligible to join guided winter hikes.
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Online Winter Hiking Skills Class

Time & Location

Mar 03, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Ridj-it

About the event

Join WVRD and Ridjit for a two-hour digital class about how to stay outside safely this winter with fellow hikers. Essential gear and safety topics will be discussed, and taking the class will make you eligible to join guided winter hikes. Please register online at: https://winter-hiking-classes.ridj-it.com/ Please Note: This is not a certification class but will allow you to join certain winter hiking courses. WVRD members receive $12 off half day winter hikes and $15 off full day winter hikes after completing the online class. Please contact WVRD at (603) 236-4695 or adventure@watervillevalley.org to receive your promo code. How do I keep my water from freezing? How do I stay dry? When do I use snowshoes vs microspikes/crampons All of these questions and more will be used to help you learn techniques about how to manage your heat and stay dry with the right gear. Appropriate boots, socks, gaiters, and layers will be pointed out during the heat management process, and then material covering traction will follow. If you're not sure if the gear you have is enough for winter hikes, bring it to the class! Benefits of taking the course 1. You will be eligible to join the physical, in-person winter hikes in our program at Waterville Valley 2. Your chances of being accepted on a winter hiking trip with others outside of Waterville Valley will be dramatically increased since you are on track to gain valuable knowledge from this class. 3. You will meet fellow hikers to set up winter trips based on your experience and needs. 4. You will able to address the doubts you've had about winter gear with the more experienced members of the community. Please register online at: https://winter-hiking-classes.ridj-it.com/