Last week, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine held a fundaraiser at Allspeed Cyclery and Snow in Portland. We enjoyed a great turnout and were treated to a discussion with Ben Leoni about his latest Working for the Weekend film, East Coast Avalanche. If you haven’t had the time to check out this film, it’s well worth 7 minutes. […]
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At the start of last week, the snow depth at Hermit Lake was 209cm. This morning, the height of snow (HS) is down to 163. This is a significant drop. In my mind, two things above Hermit Lake are signs that spring is on its way. The first is when the Little Headwall reopens and […]
There is no doubt we’ll be talking about this storm for years. It seems like everyone experienced some of the greatest skiing on the east coast in a long time. That’s what 11.6″ of 7.6% density snow followed by 12″ of 8.5% snow will give you. The real question for us was what happened in […]
It was hard to find any wind slab that formed from Sunday’s one inch in Huntington Ravine. True to form, strong winds scoured gullies down to the melt-freeze crust from last Thursday. That being said, the snow coverage in places is impressive. Thanks to several December storms that came in on south winds, Escape Hatch, […]
Gullies in Huntington are well filled-in with snow at the moment.
A few photos from Tuckerman and Huntington taken on Tuesday, December 13.
USAJOBS is now accepting applications for the Lead Snow Ranger. This position would be year-round and act as the director of MWAC This job includes, but is not limited to: avalanche forecasting, conducting search and rescue operations, promoting the district’s dispersed recreation program.Applicants must have avalanche field experience demonstrating the knowledge to thoroughly comprehend, analyze, and […]
Thanks to a great day of effort from all these volunteers! We had a great day of work trimming the Sherburne in hopes of an epic winter.
…those venturing into terrain should be prepared for winter conditions. The next few days will bring cold temperatures, strong winds, elevated avalanche hazard, and the potential for the first big storm of the winter.
On Sunday afternoon, March 13, two separate accidents occurred on the east side of Mount Washington. Both accidents involved long sliding falls and resulted in life-threatening injuries. Luckily, the skies were clear and the wind was calm, allowing both patients to be evacuated via helicopter. There are several lessons to take away from these incidents, […]
Photos taken in Tuckerman Ravine on the morning of Saturday, March 5, 2016.
This is a disclaimer to everyone who plans on hiking the Tuckerman Ravine Trail or skiing the Sherburne this week. Both trails will see heavy use by the snowcat during the first week of March.
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The Mount Washington Avalanche Center is a partnership between the White Mountain National Forest, White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation and Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and other community organizations. The avalanche forecast applies only to backcountry areas, not operating ski areas, and describes general avalanche conditions which vary locally. The avalanche information provided is the sole responsibility of the USDA Forest Service.