Avalanche Forecast Archives

2014 – 2015 Season

General Advisory for Tuckerman Ravine; Sunday, May 17, 2015

Date: May 17, 2015
The snowpack in the Ravine has melted a lot recently and Saturday night’s thunderstorm with half an inch of rain didn’t help. High pressure should make for mostly warm, sunny conditions before the next round of unsettled weather begins Monday night. Currently, Left Gully and Hillman’s are the longest runs and also hold the least nasty spring-time hazards. Other gullies are melted at the top and bottom and make for a short run that, in the case of Right Gully, end abruptly in a pile of boulders.

General Advisory for Tuckerman Ravine; Saturday, May 16, 2015

Date: May 16, 2015
The snowpack in the Ravine has melted considerably over the last couple weeks. Crevasses and icefall are at their peak threat right now. Expect a cloudy day with rain showers and temperatures in the 40’s, definitely not a classic bluebird day to enjoy the action in the Bowl. Weather conditions are expected to improve on Sunday. Be sure to get the latest weather forecast before heading uphill. If you do try to ski today, Hillman’s Highway or Left Gully offer the longest runs with the least danger of icefall and crevasses. Beware of loose rocks exposed near the tops of these gullies as the snow recedes.

General Advisory for Tuckerman Ravine, Friday May 15, 2015

Date: May 15, 2015
The snowpack in the Ravine has melted considerably over the last couple weeks. Crevasses and icefall are at their peak threat right now. A warm front is moving into the mountains which will produce mountain fog Friday night and rain showers on and off through the day on Saturday. Weather conditions are expected to improve on Sunday. Be sure to get the latest weather forecast before heading uphill.

General Advisory for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Date: May 12, 2015
The snowpack in the bowl has melted considerably over the last couple weeks, exacerbating many of the springtime hazards while the snow stability has become very good. There appears to be a mix of weather conditions during the period of this advisory, including thunderstorms, mixed precipitation, freezing temperatures, and maybe even some sunshine. Be sure to get the latest weather forecast before heading uphill.

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, May 11, 2015

Date: May 11, 2015
Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory - you will need to do your own snow stability assessments. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down.

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday May 10th, 2015

Date: May 10, 2015
Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down.

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, May 9, 2015

Date: May 9, 2015
Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down.

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, May 8, 2015

Date: May 8, 2015
Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down.

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, May 7, 2015

Date: May 7, 2015
Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down.

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Date: May 6, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Date: May 5, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for small avalanches on isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice […]

Avalanche Advisory for May 4, 2015

Date: May 4, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for small avalanches on isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Date: May 3, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for small avalanches on isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Date: May 2, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for small avalanches on isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, May 1st, 2015

Date: May 1, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday April 30, 2015

Date: April 30, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Date: April 29, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Date: April 28, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. The only exceptions are Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall which have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely in these locations. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, April 27, 2015

Date: April 27, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Hillman’s Highway, Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Date: April 26, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. The only exceptions are the Lower Snowfields and Little Headwall which have Low avalanche danger. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, April 25, 2015

Date: April 25, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely in The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and the Chute and are rated CONSIDERABLE as a result. All other areas have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely but human-triggered avalanches […]

The White Wolf? Weekend Update 4-24-2015

Date: April 24, 2015
Talk about full on winter!  It’s really hard to believe it’s almost May with the full on conditions today.  No visibility, temperatures in the teens, and 8.3” of snow in the past 48hours as made for more like a February afternoon than a typical spring day.  We are most concerned about the increasing avalanche danger […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, April 24, 2015

Date: April 24, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The Lobsterclaw, Right Gully, and the Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday. April 23, 2015

Date: April 23, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine will have Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway will have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches will be likely. The Lobsterclaw, Right Gully, and the Lower Snowfields will have Moderate […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday. April 22, 2015

Date: April 22, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine will have Moderate and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway will have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches will be possible. All other areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Date: April 21, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Low avalanche danger. The Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. All other areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely except for small avalanches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, April 20,2015

Date: April 20, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, April 19, 2015

Date: April 19, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Unstable snow may exist on isolated terrain features. A General Advisory is currently issued for Huntington Ravine. We have stopped issuing daily avalanche forecasts for Huntington for the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, April 18, 2015

Date: April 18, 2015
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight. This morning, all forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine have LOW avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely.  This afternoon, Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl and Chute will have MODERATE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches will be unlikely but human triggered avalanches will be possible. Evaluate snow, weather and terrain carefully. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, April 17, 2015

Date: April 17, 2015
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when traveling in avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and will persist until it all comes down. […]