Skiing Tuckerman's Ravine
is a skier's paradise for those craving adventure. It is often referred to as Tucks and is a large glacial cirque located on the east side of Mount Washington. The preferred time for skiing the headwall is spring, although snow stays on parts of Tuckerman's until mid summer. Everyone is encouraged to check for avalanche warnings prior to setting out for the hike, so do take care.
How to get to the top? Skiers must hike in via the Tuckerman Ravine trail, and carry along their skis and boots. The trail leaves from Pinkham Notch and is about a 3.1 mile hike to Lunch Rocks, which is at the base of the Ravine. From there, the trail gets a little steeper until you reach the top of Tuckerman's. By the time you have reached the top of the ravine, it only leaves time for about one run per day.
Just below the ravine is Lunch Rocks. This is where on-lookers gather to watch the ski runs and cheer for all involved. It has been told, that the cheers get even louder for the great wipeouts of the day. Lunch Rocks seems to become the place for an all day party and certainly there is reason to party after making the run down the ravine.
Skiing Tuckerman's Ravine takes skill, experience, and the desire for the rush of adreline. Certainly not for the faint at heart, but a worthy experience!