Advice: Ten ways for you to hurt yourself in Tuckerman Ravine

For those spring skiers out there, Tuckerman Ravine can be like mecca.  This ravine located on Mount Washington in New Hampshire fills with blowing snow all winter and keeps that snow well through the beginning of summer every year.  About this time though is when the spring skiing starts to really heat up.  Snowpacks are still quite deep and melting hasn't really started to impact the integrity of the snowfield.

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center has a great blog post up about the dangers of spring skiing and it should be a must read for anyone who's going to be visiting Tuckerman Ravine this spring:




AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th: Hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest (Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide)For more information on Hiking, Climbing and Skiing in the White Mountains
The best guide to the trails of the White Mountains is published by the Appalachian Mountain Club.  The White Mountain Trail Guide provides descriptions and maps for all of the hiking trails of the White Mountains. The book, Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York offers information on skiing in Tuckerman Ravine.

Avalanche safety information for skiing and winter climbing in the Whites is available from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.

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