Ravines of the Presidential Range White Mountains, New Hampshire
The combination of frequent winter storms and deep snow collecting in the ravines makes the Presidentials ever more famous by creating a western-like backcountry skiing or snowboarding experience. The only avalanche forecast center east of the Mississippi River is located in Pinkham Notch and serves to study the snowpack conditions in the famous Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines. Despite the reputation of Tuckerman Ravine, few people are aware of the many more backcountry opportunities in this region and the amazing skiing to be had. During the spring, avalanche conditions subside with warming temperatures and thousands of people venture to Pinkham Notch to ski the east side ravines. Thousands of skiers, climbers and hikers in this region creates stress on the Forest Service and the fragile environment. In order to reduce this stress and raise awareness about the abundance of alternate backcountry skiing and snowboarding throughout the Presidential Range, this guide book has been created using GPS tracking and ArcGIS mapping. The ravines to the east of the Mt. Washington summit including the Summit Snowfields, Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine and the Raymond Cataract have been included along with the west side ravines which include Ammonoosuc and Burt Ravine and Great Gulf and finally the ravines to the north which include Castle and King Ravine.