It's April, lift-serviced ski season is (starting to) wind down which means that thoughts to hiking and skiing Tuckerman (no "s"!) Ravine. We seem to contemplate this every year and the weather never cooperates, but one of these years our luck has to change! Who would be in?
For anyone not familiar with the logistics:
- The base of Tuckerman Ravine is about three miles from Pinkham Notch in New Hampshire. "Normal" summer hike time to the ravine base is about two hours.
- Wildcat ski area is across the street if you want to make a weekend ski trip out of it.
- You can hike to Lunch Rocks (base of the ravine) and spectate if you don't want to hike and ski the ravine itself.
- The earlier you go, the better the chance of being able to ski all the way back to the road... The later you go, the better the chance of having actual spring skiing conditions.
- http://www.timefortuckerman.com/ tells you everything you could ever want to know.
- There is plentiful lodging in the area in either North Conway or Gorham.