Tuckerman Ravine

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Tuckerman Ravine

Submitted By: Dobish on April 17, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Front Range

North Chute

Tree chute, very steep, the top part when you are traversing to the descent is very meadow skippy but the second you are in the chute it is a tight and steep tree chute.  It's probably about 500' long once you are in the chute proper,  If you manage to get first tracks in it, your in for a pretty incredible ski.  Once you ski the chute ski out towards skiers left through some low angle trees to the road cut.  NOTE: this pull out is probably the single most annoying place at berthoud pass to catch a ride from.  My advice-cross to the other side of the road and walk up the hill aways (assuming the side is plowed).  If you ski out towards the right it will take you to 7 mile, which is a very long low angle ski down to Winter Park.



Tuckerman Ravine is located off of Mount Washington, and is a well known backcountry ski area for most new englanders.  To get to the ravine itself, the trail up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is relatively easy.  Once you get up to the hut, named the HOJO hut.  From the hut, you will head up towards lunch rocks.  There are a number of ski descents in the bowl.  The bowl is steep, and averages between 40-45º and is often prone to avalanches.

Check out http://www.timefortuckerman.com for some more info.

There is some camping at the Herman Lake Shelter, as well as general winter camping.  You can reserve spots at the Pinkham Notch Shelter




How to Get There

Take Route 16N to the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center, then start up the Tucker Ravine Trail.  Once you get to HOJO's you can decide how you want to head up the bowl.  There is either the Right Gully, the Center Gully, or the Left Gully.  The approach is steep and strenuous, and dangerous conditions can exist.

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