2018 PSA Winter Adventure

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Gathering, Treks

PSA members have asked to participate in Philmont’s winter program – just as we’ve done with the Summer Trek and Autumn Adventure. Now we can!

Our second annual PSA Winter Adventure is set for February 16-20, 2018.

Originally known as “Kanik”, the program began in 1990 and was renamed Winter Adventure in 2011. The program provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy Philmont’s winter beauty, learn new skills and, most importantly, have fun. Your PSA crew will participate in a variety of activities, including cross country skiing, snow shoeing, building snow shelters, sledding, snow tubing, avalanche safety & snow science and learn cold weather camping skills. The final day is a trip to Red River where everyone can downhill ski, tube or just enjoy the town.

Trained guides are provided for the crew, along with specialized equipment, plenty of food and great PSA fellowship!

Registration Deadline

Wednesday February 1, 2018. Roughly 2 weeks prior to Winter Adventure start date.

Adventure Schedule

2/16 – Arrival Day
(Arrive by 3:00 PM for check-in, medical screening)
5:00 – Supper @ PTC Dining Hall
6:30 – Orientation Slide Show @ PTC Classroom TBA
8:00 – Gear Issue & Shakedown

2/17 – Backcountry Day
7:00 AM – Breakfast
8:00 AM – Finish Packing & Load Vehicles
9:00 AM – Depart for Backcountry
10:00 AM – Arrive at Drop Off & Snowshoe to campsite
Rest of day: Set up camp, build snow shelters, cross country ski, sled, tube, etc.

2/18 – Backcountry Day
Continue Winter Activities
12:00 – Lunch in Backcountry
1:00 – Break camp, snowshoe to pick up point
2:00 – Arrive to Base, clean up, relax
3:00 – Travel to Ski Rental Shop to pickup ski gear
5:00 – Supper in Base Camp

2/19 – Ski Day @ Red River Resort
6:45 – Continental Breakfast
7:15 – Depart for Red River
8:45 – Lessons begin or hit the slopes
Enjoy rest of day at Red River. Sack Lunches provided
4:00 – Depart for Philmont (Optional: Enjoy a meal in Red River as a group. Each person covers their costs.)

2/20 – Departure Day
7:00 – Breakfast at PTC
8:00 – Checkout and depart

Questions about the PSA Winter Adventure?

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Cancellation Policy

  1. All registrations are subject to a non-refundable $25 cancellation fee.
  2. Cancellations prior to the posted registration deadline (date below) will receive a full refund, subject to the $25 cancellation fee.
  3. Cancellation after the registration deadline will not receive a refund. Monies paid can be used for another PSA event prior to the end of the year following the scheduled event or can be contributed to the General Fund.
  4. In exceptional cases, the Executive Director AND Vice President of Service can authorize full refunds for cancellation after the registration deadline.

The PSA reserves the right to deny or revoke registration where appropriate.

Registration Deadline

Wednesday February 1, 2018. Roughly 2 weeks prior to Winter Adventure start date.