Wednesday, April 17, 1996 23:44 EDT

Update; The snowiest April was actually 3 years ago. According to Ken Rancort, A Mt.Washington Veteran observer.. 110" in April 1993 set a monthly record for snow. The latest snow is 12" Weds April 17.

Friday, April 19, 1996 12:51 EDT

To Cindy, Keith, and all ski hound friends- Paul and I took the trip up last weekend, however, we had to heed the good advice of AMC so our skiing was a Wil Cat (also great). Anyway planning another voyage for the first or second week in May, who will join us. I'm absolutley PSYCHED! I finally bulked up for the hike so I'm prepared for my initiation into the exteme experience. Maybe Chip will be back from Kitzbuhel and join us, let me know. Love ya, keep cool - Mauree


Friday, April 19, 1996 13:45 EDT

To Cindy, Keith and all my fellow ski hounds. Paul and I took the trip up last weekend and had to deal with a great big disappoint of high avalanche warning. We heeded the good advice of AMC and never-the-less had a fabulous day at WILD CAT. Planning another trip the first or second week in May let me know if your up for it. I'm PSYCHED. I've waited how long to be initiated to this extreme experience and maybe just maybe Chip will back from Kitzbuhel in time to join us. Keep in touch. Mauree


Friday, April 19, 1996 13:59 EDT

To Cindy, Keith and all my fellow ski hounds. Paul and I took the trip up last weekend and had to deal with a great big disappoint of high avalanche warning. We heeded the good advice of AMC and never-the-less had a fabulous day at WILD CAT. Planning another trip the first or second week in May let me know if your up for it. I'm PSYCHED. I've waited how long to be initiated to this extreme experience and maybe just maybe Chip will back from Kitzbuhel in time to join us. Keep in touch. Mauree


Monday, April 22, 1996 22:29 EDT

Mike Henery and Chris Minnes are will be there form Thurs. to Sun. GET READY!!!!!!


Tuesday, April 23, 1996 14:36 EDT

My friends are planning on skiing Tuck's this weekend (APril 27-28)but I'm hearing that there is high avalanche warnings? Has anyone skiied this week? Should they come back in May? Is it worth the trip now?! Any info or feedback would be helpful....

Tuesday, April 23, 1996 20:46 EDT

Coming to Tucks for my third year. be up ther this Thursday thru Sunday. hopefully be seeing some big air at the lunch rocks soon.

Wednesday, April 24, 1996 15:53 EDT

yo gonna head up this sunday for some phat air.


Saturday, April 27, 1996 01:36 EDT

Hey, Denis Emond and Diana Mayo,

Hope your day goes well, since I'm not up there, I bet the weather is great. take care,


Sunday, April 28, 1996 11:54 EDT

To Debbie G. and Ken M.:

How's the skinny skiing? The B&B looks good. See you around.


Monday, April 29, 1996 18:35 EDT

I'm a tuckerman first timer and I plan to do it this spring. I was hoping to get a little advice on the best time to go. I was thinking about going in mid-May around the 18, but will there be enough snow? If anyone has any helpful advice for me it would be much appreciated. Thanx, Ted


Monday, April 29, 1996 20:14 EDT

For those who missed this past weekend at the Ravine check into Tuckerman's Experiences. It's getting good! c3


Wednesday, May 01, 1996 19:11 EDT

I'm headed up Thursday to stay at the Hermit Lake shelters, for a few days. Looking forward to a full moon this weekend!!! I heard the light of a full moon will make for nice corn the next day.... Peace,Doug


Thursday, May 02, 1996 16:38 EDT

Hi, Have always wanted to do this and am leaving tomorrow to do Tuckerman's this weekend. I want to bring both my skis and my snowboard. I have skiied since I was three and feel very comfortable on anything that is mostly snow covered. Just started snowboarding this year and love it and want to take my board but not as confident of my ability in this area. Has anyone out there hauled in both? Is it possible to stash my board, take a run on my skis and then stash the skis and take a run on the board. A friend I am going with has done the ravine many times and says I should bring them both in and go for it. Should I? Am I crazy? I've tried the skis in a tepee style in my pack, ski boots in the pack and snowboard attached sideways across the back (boarding boots on board). Balanced okay but heavy. I'm leaving tomorrow. Wish I had found this site sooner! I think a couple of bottles of champagne will fit quite nicely in the boarding boots!!! By the weight of the pack, I'll need it. Wish me luck, I'll report back and if anyone has any tips please email me before noon tomorrow. Linda

Dave: Haul both skis AND a snowboard? Yipes! Usually skis + boots + clothes + food brings my pack to about 35-40lbs. Add a snowboard and your packs going to load you down enough. Certainly possible but its a lot to haul up there, especially if the trail is icey or the snow is deep on the way up. I'd save some energy for the skiing myself. Good Luck! :-)


Sunday, May 05, 1996 16:48 EDT

Sick with Tuckerman's fever, and the fervor, to boot; I'm hoping to do it the weekend of May 10-12, and my head is spining with questions; Would appreciate any help I could get, via e-mail at Can I get up and down the mountain in one day, Or should I plan on camping somewhere? Also thinking about going solo, is this unwise or unsafe? Any news on the latest conditions? How difficult is the skiing anyway -- are there skiing options for the less than almighty? Appreciate the help.


Monday, May 06, 1996 22:37 EDT

Just got back from Tuckermans tonight. The bowl was packed, so we did Hillmans Highway; which is in great shape! If you go to Hillmans break off to the left at the bottom and get to the lower snowfields(they're very nice!). Snowboarded most of the way down on the Sherburn Ski trail!! The Tuckermans trail is snowcovered alot of the way, but it is all packed down. Sunday we snowshoed up to the Gulf of Slides. The chutes were incredible!!! The sun was out all day and the temp was about 50 degrees. Belive or not, it snowed there the night before so it was possible to get freashies! We heard the headwall to the far left(looking up) on the Gulf of Slides was very nice as well. In fact if was going up next weekend I'd blow off the Ravine and hike right up to the Gulf.. HAVE FUN, Doug


Monday, May 06, 1996 22:48 EDT


- You CAN get up and down the trail in one day. Just do yourself a favor and start real early! The Tuckerman bowl gets really crowded on nice days.

- You can camp at Barnes Field which is a few miles up route 16. On the left hand side.

- It would be UNWISE to climb any snow by yourself. But you can find people to go with, no problem.

- The conditions last weekend were - corn, wet, frozen and powder.

- The skiing is very difficult in most places. Chutes, Steep faces, crud, falling ice, you name it.

Hope this helps, Doug


Tuesday, May 07, 1996 17:00 EDT

Has anyone experienced the ravine on Telemark Skis?

Of particular interest is getting into your skis on the stepp slope.


Thursday, May 09, 1996 10:15 EDT

Hey, Does anyone know how the conditions are? Should we do Hillman's or Tuckerman's? Is health insurance absolutely necessary?

Dave: I highly recommend insurance myself. I'd hate to get hurt up there with no coverage. Especially if your like me, from Canada. Doesn't cost much for a few days either.

Check the link section of this site, there are several sources for currrent conditions, and this message board has lots of postings from those who have just been to Tuckerman.


Friday, May 10, 1996 09:54 EDT

I transfered some video of Mt. Washington last weekend to my PC and slammed them onto a web page. Pictures of the lower snowfields and the Gulf of Slides, and Gulf of Slide ski trail.

Address is: HTTP://WWW.CNJ.DIGEX.NET/~dougcox/Tucks.html


Monday, May 13, 1996 17:03 EDT

Monk and Marsha Bancroft are going to ski Tuckerman's May 18 and 19.Any info on the current conditions would be appreciated.Thanks


Wednesday, May 15, 1996 15:47 EDT


Pour la 20ieme annee, la gang de St-Donat, La Reserve se donne rendez-vous au Mt Washington.

Dolly Cops et Pinkham Notch surveillez-vous!!!

Fin de semaine prochaine (Jour de Dollard)


Friday, May 17, 1996 23:43 EDT

To Sean Hagan;

There are commercial bus routes from Boston to Gorham and Berlin, NH which pass through Pinkham Notch and stop at the AMC's Pinkham Notch Base Camp. The Tuckerman Ravine Trail starts at this point. Call Greyhound or Trailways Boston for schedules. An alternative is a bus to North Conway and hitching a ride to Pinkham (approximately 16 miles). Cheers; Dr. Candice L. Raines; Mt. Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol (Tucks Patrol)


Sunday, May 19, 1996 08:04 EDT

Thursday, May 23, 1996 22:22 EDT

I'm ready Johnny Boy. Nice farrrrrttttttt!


Sunday, May 26, 1996 11:11 EDT

Mr. Roy, I don't know when you're going to read this, but Dave, Nick, and I thought that we'd leave you a message. I'm sure we'll all see you soon, so goooodbye for now! Hugs and Kisses, XXOO Adrian, Nick, and Dave


Monday, June 10, 1996 12:31 EDT

1994 Sims Shawn Palmer. Great condition. Can pull some fatty hits with this babey. Originally $475.00, now only $200.00 please contact me.

Wednesday, June 12, 1996 12:51 EDT

Hey what's going on Dylan. What a wicked weekend for skiing Tuckermans huh? Email me if your going down in July. LATER!


Saturday, July 13, 1996 00:14 EDT

Myself and a boarding friend (I'm a pinhead) skiied Tucks on July 6. There is still a lot of snow up there if anyone is thinking of going. Most of the bowl below the lip is still skiable, just watch out for crevasses and holes since the snow is undermined. The snow is hard and has some small sun cups on the surface. Just make sure you go on a sunny day and the snow should soften up. July 6 was overcast and drizzling and the snow never did soften up during the day. My friend and I think we might be able to get some turns in August. If we do I'll post a note here.

Friday, September 06, 1996 13:28 EDT

Yo-Yo, To all crew with whom my name rings a bell--what up? skiing isnt dead yet here. Still some white on the tips, definately hikeable!! Well if friends are out there, My e-mail # will follow in a week. Peace


Friday, September 13, 1996 15:02 EDT

I first ascended Tuckerman's in mid May of '94. It was unbelievable, 80 degrees and sunny. My friend and I climbed the left gully and the lower section of the headwall. It was by far the most unbelievable snowboarding I have ever done. Since then we made a pact to ski Tuckerman's ever year. I hope you all can experience it for yourselves, Good Luck, Brett C. Lange

Thursday, October 31, 1996 22:28 EST

As three New Hampshire natives, we just wanted to tell everyone how awful this website is. We are avid skiers and do not think that most of the content of this page is appropriate. It's people who publish trash like this that get people killed because inadequate information is given. And for all of those silly people that view this website; make sure that you are an expert skier, and have alot of experience in winter climbing. Because we don't want our friends and family who work in search and rescue to have to risk their lives to scrape knuckleheads off the lunch rocks at Tucks. Oh and by the way, It's not Tuckerman Ravine It's Tuckerman's Ravine

Dave: Having been to Tuckerman many times, I am well aware of the hazards at Tuckerman. These facts are well conveyed throughout the site for those who are not aware of the dangers... and bother to read the info. We also provide links to many other resources including the AMC and the Mount Washington Observatory for reference. If you are an official patroller of the Ravine (or your friends are) I would be glad to post a highly visible page on the site offering their constructive advice. The correct name IS Tuckerman Ravine, NOT Tuckerman's Ravine by the way. Thanks for sharing your concerns!


Thursday, November 07, 1996 00:54 EST


Sunday, November 17, 1996 18:19 EST

I have a Mountainsmith backpack for sale. It's an epedition size, so it's very large. I find myself packing too much into it. So, needless to say, it's a little much for me. I've only used it a couple of times so it looks brand new.


Wednesday, December 04, 1996 21:20 EST

To the folks from New Hampshire that wrote: "As three New Hampshire natives, we just wanted to tell everyone how awful this website is"

I really think your message is an overreaction. I don't perceive this site as downplaying the danger of Tucks. I share your concern about safety, and there is no question that Tucks is a very dangerous place. But it is also exciting and a lot of fun too. I think that what is on this site, taken in its totality, conveys both the danger AND the fun and excitement.

BTW, one of these days when I finally get the time, I am going to put on the Web my father's account of skiing in the Inferno in 1939, the same year Tony Matt won. He placed thirteenth, and said it was the greatest single ski experience of his life

Dave: Would LOVE to hear your father's account John. Let us know where to find it, or even post it here.




Monday, December 16, 1996 20:51 EST

I cant beleive you guys would make such asses of yourselves by saying that the name was Tuckerman's. Im from CT and I even know that its Tuckerman. And by the way, its not THAT steep--I dont think you need to be an absolute EXPERT to ski it. My little brothers friend cant jump turn or even ski with his skis together and he made it down the chute. Just my opinion..