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Save 10% on select merchandise purchased from L.L.Bean Retail Stores, by phone and online at llbean.com. Offer not valid at L.L.Bean Outlets®. Offer may be redeemed by entering promotional code "LABORDAY" during online checkout, mentioning the code to a representative during phone orders or presenting promotional coupon to a cashier in stores. Refunds will match the discounted amount on the purchase receipt. Offer applies to merchandise only, excluding numbered, limited-edition 100th anniversary products; shipping charges; return labels; taxes; licenses/stamps; gift cards; repairs; duty; Outdoor Discovery Schools® private lessons and custom adventures; engraving; monogramming; alterations; gift boxes; select boats; select optics; firearms; select products at our retail stores and orders in our Direct to Business channel. Not valid on previous purchases or with employee discounts. May not be combined with other percent-off or dollar-off order discounts. Offer valid from Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. ET to Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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  • Insulated, waterproof jacket and pants
  • Insulated winter boots for snowshoeing
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Long underwear tops and bottoms (synthetic or wool)
  • Warm hat, gloves and glove liners (preferably waterproof)
  • Two to three pairs of synthetic* or wool socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleepwear for shared bunkhouse
  • Slippers or indoor footwear for hut
  • Casual clothing
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • Compact towel
  • Pillowcase
  • Personal toiletries (travel size)§
  • Small daypack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack for hike in to hut (we have a limited number of packs to loan.  Call 1-888-270-2326 to reserve)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

Optional

  • Neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Extra change of clothes and shoes for after trip
  • Waterproof camera
  • Credit card or cash to purchase necessities or beer and wine at hut

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary skiing and snowshoeing equipment: skis, snowshoes, ski boots, bindings, gaiters, poles, etc
  • First-aid kit
  • Pillow (not covered)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • All meals
  • Sunscreen
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Winter Sampler

Free $10 gift card with purchase of $50 or more.
Reserve Your Spot Now

Our winter sampler is the perfect place to sample the best of winter. Enjoy two days and three nights snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dogsledding in and around Maine's Bigelow Preserve, relaxing each night at the beautiful Flagstaff Lake Hut.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy
  • Minimum age:  10 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

This is the winter adventure of a lifetime. We've taken the most exciting heritage sports winter has to offer, including dogsledding, and arranged for them to occur in a magnificent wilderness setting. You'll enjoy two nights and three days at the beautiful Flagstaff Lake Hut located on the shore of Flagstaff Lake that abuts Maine's Bigelow Preserve.

Our Registered Maine Guides will meet you at the Long Falls Dam Road trailhead on your first day and help you get your pack ready for an easy 1.8-mile snowshoe into the hut. A half-day will be devoted to dogsledding, a rare opportunity to explore the countryside by this ancient and thrilling mode of travel. Then our world-class guides will provide expert instruction in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, guiding you along the scenic trails surrounding the lake.

After each excursion, you warm up back at the lodge with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire and enjoy a delicious dinner. A state-of-the-art "off-the-grid" facility, the Flagstaff Lake Hut features wonderful home-cooked meals, hot showers, a reading room and many other amenities. Spend the night in a comfortable bunkhouse.

All meals, necessary equipment and snacks are included.

This is the winter adventure of a lifetime. We've taken the most exciting heritage sports winter has to offer, including dogsledding, and arranged for them to occur in a magnificent wilderness setting. You'll enjoy two nights and three days at the beautiful Flagstaff Lake Hut located on the shore of Flagstaff Lake that abuts Maine's Bigelow Preserve.

Our Registered Maine Guides will meet you at the Long Falls Dam Road trailhead on your first day and help you get your pack ready for an easy 1.8-mile snowshoe into the hut. A half-day will be devoted to dogsledding, a rare opportunity to explore the countryside by this ancient and thrilling mode of travel. Then our world-class guides will provide expert instruction in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, guiding you along the scenic trails surrounding the lake.

After each excursion, you warm up back at the lodge with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire and enjoy a delicious dinner. A state-of-the-art "off-the-grid" facility, the Flagstaff Lake Hut features wonderful home-cooked meals, hot showers, a reading room and many other amenities. Spend the night in a comfortable bunkhouse.

All meals, necessary equipment and snacks are included.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

§No electronic devices are allowed in order to conserve electric power. This includes hairdryers, electric shavers, hot-irons, laptops, iPads/iPods, portable/electronic games, etc. Mobile phones are allowed but cannot be charged. Please understand that reception may not be available.