Tuckermans Ravine

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Tuckermans Ravine
New Hampshire
United States
Phone: 603 466-2721

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About the Ski Resort

Hike times can vary dramatically depending on weather and snow conditions.

The ravine itself is steep, with sections pitching 45 degrees or more. If there is enough snow, you can ski the Sherburne trail from the Hermit Lake Shelter back down to Pinkham Notch Camp. Just don't count on it.

Also, remember that Mt. Washington has a well-deserved reputation for brutally bad weather, including some of the highest recorded wind speeds in the world. Check with the Forest Service people or the AMC before making your move.

Tuckerman Ravine, on the southeast shoulder of Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest, is famous for its spectacular scenery, deep snow, and challenging hiking and skiing terrain. Skiing is free at this large, glacial cirque, with its bowl-like form, collects snow blowing off of the Presidential Range. Snow averages about 55 feet in the deepest spot, providing a unique late spring skiing opportunity when many parts of the eastern United States are without snow. Thousands of visitors ski and hike in Tuckerman Ravine every year. To protect the ravine, yourself and those around you, skiing the ravine requires special care. Spring skiing in Tuckerman Ravine generally begins in late March and continues through May, although, snow and ice conditions vary greatly throughout the winter and spring. Unstable snow conditions and the threat of avalanches can make winter skiing unwise and dangerous. Less snow, exposed rocks, and crevasses make late season skiing conditions more hazardous. Most skiing is in the bowl itself but snow conditions often allow skiers to ski all the way down, from the Summit to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on the John Sherburne Ski Trail. Later in the season the Sherburne Ski Trail is closed, and it is necessary to walk down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail where skiing is not permitted. Hiking is not permitted on the Sherburne Ski Trail at any time.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: No
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  4,500 ft
Summit elevation:  5,100 ft
Vertical drop:  600 ft
Skiable area:  0 acres
Annual snowfall:  0 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  0
Number of lifts:  0
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Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  No
Ski lessons:  No
Snowboard lessons:  No
Ski rentals:  No
Snowboard rentals:  No

Ski Resort directions

There are two major routes to Tuckerman Ravine. From I-93, take either Route 302 or Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) east to Route 16, then north a few miles to Pinkham Notch. From the south you can also take I-95 north to Portsmouth, NH to Route 16 north.