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Alexandria ski trail

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Trail

4.2 mile 6.7 kilometer loop
Ski Line
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,539' 469 m
Descent: -1,539' -469 m
High: 2,950' 899 m
Low: 1,411' 430 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
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Another classic NE down mountain ski trail

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Start from the AMC Mt. Cardigan Lodge and follow the relatively flat Holt trail up river and across the bridge for about a mile. At the junction continue up the Alexandria Trail as it climbs towards the summit of Mt. Cardigan. On the ascent, you'll pass a rescue cache and the AMC high cabin. It is possible to continue to the fire tower at the summit but the area above the treeline may be extremely icy and windblown.

Ski down the way you came.

History & Background

The Alexandria trail was first cut by the CCC in 1934.

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Feb 23, 2019
Nicolas Romeo
7mi — 2h 00m
Feb 19, 2019
Zach Harris
First day trying out the new K2 split. Great day! Gotti came along and enjoyed himself.
Jan 20, 2019
Matthew Sevey
Went up holt trail then down Alexandria. Going up holt makes the elevation gain a little easier and reducing running into people coming down. 4.2mi
Dec 9, 2018
Will Colomb
Feb 10, 2018
Dan Riti
Jan 6, 2018
Mac Weiler
Very fun trail, very wide at its primary section, upper areas tighter but very manageable. Traversed to Kimble on the way down, low angle but worth it 6.6mi

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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Looking up the Alexandria trail
Mar 16, 2015 near Alexandria, NH

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