About Us


Our mission to cross country skiers, snowshoers, and backcountry snowboarders is two fold:

  1. Training Series. To provide an instructional series in winter backcountry skills, both in a classroom setting (one Saturday in January) and in two week-end field trips. A special group for families interested in sharing this winter experience with their children is also available.

  2. Scheduled Alumni Trips. To offer weekend (and longer) scheduled trips of various difficulty, under our experienced leadership, to those who have completed our training series.

Snowcamping Leadership

Steering Committee

Chair:  Kalle Hoffman
  Debbie Alexander
Hadrian Klinkner
Albert Pastine
Jocelyne Sleckman
Ucilia Wang
Roger Williams

Committees Chairs

Communications & Marketing Chair:  Ucilia Wang
Orientation Day Chair:  Albert Pastine
IT Chair:  Kalle Hoffman

Other Volunteers

Alumni Trips Coordinator:   Mark Johnson
Orientation Day Coordinators:  Albert Pastine
Material Rewards Coordinator:    Nikki Ritcher
Public Relations Coordinator:    Debbie Alexander
Database Coordinator:    Anne Good
Website Coordinators:    Mark Spiller and Kalle Hoffman
Pre-season Presentation Coordinator:    Shonna Moodie
Equipment Coordinator:    Mark Johnson
Coordinator Tasks Coordinator:    Nancy Thomas
Student Manual Coordinators:     Marilyn Smulyan
Medical Coordinator:    Anthony Somkin, M.D.
Wilderness First Aid Coordinator:    Harvey Ceasar
Leader Emeritus:    John Soubier

Trip Leaders

Jennifer Flattery
Mike Duret
Group 1: 
Lorrie Poch
Tony and Carol Somkin
Group 2: 
Jamsheed Wania
Cynthia Knowles
Group 3: 
Chuck Collingwood
Albert Pastine
Group 4: 
Kalle Hoffman
Robert Schuur
Hadrian Klinkner
Group 5: 
Rob Martin
Shonna Moodie
Group 6: 
Ed Traverso
Rebecca Faith
Group 6 (copy): 
Ed Traverso
Rebecca Faith
Group 7: 
Nikki Ritcher
Janet Lee
Eric Karasuda
Youth 1 (8-13): 
Ed Traverso
Youth 2 (14-18): 
John Sedlander