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bigblue
03-18-2008, 11:54 PM
We plan to come down from Canada this coming week-end to hike up Mt. Washington. We are wondering if the Ravine is skiable at this early time of the year...? Is it worth bringing our skis...?

Also, I've heard that a descent all the way down from the summit to Pinkham Notch visitor center was something possible... Is it ...?

Thx

bignslow
03-19-2008, 06:46 AM
This is your go to reference for all things snow related in tucks:

Avalanche advisory:
http://tuckerman.org/avalanche/index.html

Pictures:
http://www.tuckerman.org/photos/tucks/

The conditions have to be just right for the upper snowfields to be skiable, but once you descend the ravine you can take the sherborne ski trail all the way back to pinkham.

David Metsky
03-19-2008, 07:25 AM
If you want skiers reports, visit Time For Tuckerman (http://www.timefortuckerman/forums/index.php) and read the recent trip reports. Things are still challenging up in the Ravine itself, you should know about avalanche procedures, have the right gear, and pay close attention to the avy report. If you don't have that experience, a trip up to the base of the Ravine via the Tuckerman Ravine trail and then down via the Sherburne trail is safe and fun.