Maine Lodge-to-Lodge Skiing, 4 Nights, From $396
Explore the Maine North Woods on cross-country skis with these lodge-to-lodge packages from the Appalachian Mountain Club, which is opening a brand-new lodge in January.
The Real Deal The Appalachian Mountain Club has a variety of lodge-to-lodge ski packages, including self-guided and guided tours, from two to five nights in length. Packages include private accommodations at up to four lodges on the AMC trail network (37 miles in all), all meals, transportation of your gear, and personal transportation to the starting point when needed. For instance, a four-night self-guided trip starts at $396 per person for members ($456 per person for nonmembers) and a similar four-night guided trip starts at $681 per person for members ($741 per person for nonmembers).
When Dates vary, but trips depart from late January and to late March 2011.
The Fine Print Does not include taxes of 7 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. An AMC membership costs $50 per person. Guests must bring their own equipment; local rentals are available. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Appalachian Mountain Club, 603/466-2727, outdoors.org.
Why It's a Deal Depending on which package you choose, you could save up to 15 percent on the regular nightly rates at the AMC lodges. Also, the value in this experience comes in the upgraded accommodations (the lodge at Gorman Chairback is new and positioned along the waterfront), the included meals, and the transport for your gear.
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