Fireside Chats

In December of 2018, The Notch launched a new in-house winter lecture series featuring local and regional outdoor enthusiasts with a compelling story to tell.

We named this series “Fireside Chats” and our aim was to provide an intimate space (the Notch Hostel living room) where community members can gather to hear inspiring mountain-based stories from the people who lived them. The series has become so popular that we are now broadcasting the series virtually as well.

The Winter 2024 Fireside Chat lineup

Check back for more info later, but mark your calendars for Philip Carcia’s New Years Eve weekend talk on 12/30/23, a sunrise hike on 12/31/23, and the Notch Hostel NYE party on 12/31/23!

Join us in our living room or yours! Doors open at 6 pm and the presentations run from 7:30 to 8:30 pm followed by Q&A ’til 9 pm.

To attend in person

1) Book a stay at the Notch on the night of the presentation, park in the main lot, and arrive by 7 pm


2) Show up anytime after the doors open to the public at 6pm. Bring a meal to share for the 6-7pm potluck dinner. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are NOT a guest at the Notch, you must park on Lost Valley Road (not Lost River Road!!!) behind the hostel’s picket fence and walk through the backyard. In the event of a snowstorm, no street parking is allowed so members of the public may need to walk or shuttle in from town.

Note: If our overnight accommodations fill up, please don't let that deter you from joining us for dinner and the presentation. These talks are open to the public. There are other local hostels like the Barn Door Hostel in Rumney, or the Coho Hostel over in Conway, that still have space.

To attend virtually

Register via the links listed next to each presentation.

Previous Chats