Originally Posted by ski=free
I've never skied Tuck's but am gonna this year. Any tips for a newbie?
Don't run up the trail, take your time and look around. Rest a bit at Hermit Lake and seek out the Rangers for their information about the conditions.
Bring a smile, pack a good lunch and plenty of snacks for energy. Bring 2 water bottles, 1 liter each; fill one at home and carry the other one empty. About 100 paces up the trail from Hermit Lake there is a water pump at left. Stop there and refill your depleted bottle and fill the other one.
If you are an early bird, make sure your edges are sharp as the corn will be firm and slick* until it loosens up in the sunlight and/or warmer air.
Don't worry if you are solo...you will not be alone. No day to The Ravine is complete without making a donation to the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol. The donation box is attached to the wall of the Caretaker's Hut on the Deck.
* It may not be ice if there are no fish under it....but it can be mighty unforgiving anyway!