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How To Build a Winter Snow Shelter

By Erin Rooney Doland on Jan 13, 2020
A quinzhee snow shelter. Photo by Molly Hagbrand.

Winter is in full swing in the northern hemisphere and snow camping is in the forecast. People who regularly camp in below-freezing temperatures and piles of snow know it has numerous advantages over warm-weather camping. That’s right, advantages.

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Topics: snow, skiing, camping, winter camping, winter, education, backcountry skiing, quizhee, snow camping

NOLS NYC Grads Frolic in Vermont's White Fluff

By Rich Brame on Mar 3, 2011

NOLS expeditions tend to hook people on backcountry adventure. Not only that, our alumni also often gain the skills to get themselves, their friends and families back into the outdoors long after their course. Even grads who are now living in some of the world’s most intense urban wilderness can work together to pull off legitimate outdoor shenanigans.

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Topics: urban, snow, Alumni, NOLS, Vermont, city, ski, Live the Dream, NYC, wilderness

Winter Warmth - Camp and Sleep System

By NOLS on Jan 11, 2011

If you have been following along with our Winter Warmth series, you should be familiar with the layering and bootie system NOLS is known for. Today we explore other ways to stay warm once you arrive at your camp for the night.

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Topics: snow, NOLS, bootie system, cold, tips, teton valley, winter warmth, sleeping bag, Educators Notebook, weather, how to, tent