There is a meetup group for just about anything these days. There is one for tornado chasing, cougars, vegan rock climbers, single parents, night photographers, beer pong and buffalo wing lovers, Scrabble, salsa dancing, Turkish coffee, and of course, Justin Bieber. (Okay, the last one isn’t true, yet.)

These meetup groups below are for those New Yorkers who don’t whine about winter, but embrace it. You see nine inches of snow in the park, and think, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” Whether you’re interested in ice climbing, skiing, shorewalking, backpacking, après-ski hour, or surfing, these 10 NYC-based meetups offer an activity for every kind of adventurer and a chance to make new friends who share your passion.

1. NYC Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group
Details: 291 members, 64 meetups.
Type of Events: Cross-country Skiing/Snowshoeing/Snowtubing in Fahnestock Winter Park, Ice Climbing Course in the Catskill Mountains, Olympic Experience: Bobsled & Cross-Country Skiing at Whiteface Lake Placid

2. New York Ski Snowboard and Winter Activities Group
Details: 898 snowriders, 173 meetups
Type of Events: Multi-Group Ski/Board Day Trip to Hunter Mountain, Multi-Group Snow Tubing Adventure Night At Mountain Creek Resort, Multi-Group Winter Horseback Riding in NYC

3. Rock & Ice
Details: 999 members, 172 meetups
Type of Events: Midweek Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders (Group Discount), Catskill Ice Festival, Advanced Ice Tech Clinic – Steep Ice with AMGA Guides

4. Hardcore Hikers Unite
Details: 11 members, 0 meetups
Type Events: Winter Backpacking in the Catskills: Slide, Twice the Fun in the Catskills: A Pair of Winter Day Hikes, One-Day 20+ Mile Presidential Range Traverse (NH)

5. Shorewalkers
Details: 848 members, 361 meetups
Type of Events: Hudson River Walk, Brooklyn Heights & Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, Narrows to Coney Island, Rockefeller Preserve

6. Variety Adventure Group
Details: 210 adventurologists, 2 meetups
Type of Events: Ski and Snowboard- all level-all inclusive, Bowling at Lucky Strike (20s n 30s), Ski or Learn-to-Ski in the Catskills, Happy Valentines Day!!! Any Crazy Ideas???, Hike and Ice Skating at Bear Mountain

7. The Next Adventure and Hiking
Details: 2589 members, 225 meetups
Type of Events: MLK Weekend Ski and Snowboard Jay Peak, VT (group discount lift tickets), Plattekill Flex Day Ski & Ride, Learn to Ice Climb from AMGA Guides – Guided Trip to Catskills, NY

8. The Jewish Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club of Greater New York
Details: 860 members, 325 meetups
Type of Events: Princeton Battlefield SP/Clark House/Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Movie & Pizza Night: North Face – Encore, Guided Seal Walk/Sandy Hook Gateway National Historic Park/Memphis Pig Out

9. Ski and Snowboard Club of New York
Details: 668 skiclubbers, 34 meetups
Upcoming Events: Presidents’ Day Weekend – Stowe, VT, Lake Placid Ski Weekend

10. NY Surfing Buddies
Details: 855 surfing buddies, 208 meetups
Type of Events: January Happy Hour, Volcom Jellyfish Surf Series, NYC dinners

Photos: Courtesy of igmaino, krbloomer, Patrick Orton, Attitash


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