Thank You!

Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, guides, volunteers, vendors, and community for making the 2020 Festival a success during challenging times.

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Presented by The North Face

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival!

A gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers and riders of all abilities on March 13-15, 2020. Hosted by Synnott Mountain Guides and Ragged Mountain Equipment.

Whether you're an alpine skier looking to make the transition into the backcountry or a seasoned ski mountaineer, the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival has a variety of options throughout the weekend. Have an adventure in the White Mountains while you learn new skills during full-day courses! Our experienced guides will be leading skiers in sessions geared for different interests and skill levels, such as Intro to Backcountry Skiing; Avalanche Awareness & Rescue; and Ski Mountaineering.  Festival participants can also ski on their own, enjoying beautiful terrain and gear demos.  You can also join us at the après ski social hours and evening events.

All proceeds from the evening raffles and silent auction at the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival will go towards Granite Backcountry Alliance and Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. In 2019, we raised $4,664.73!

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Three days of avalanche education with beacon/probe/shovel rental and full festival access.

Skiing powder in the Ammonoosuc Ravine on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

Ranging from Intro to Backcountry Skiing to Ski Mountaineering. 1, 2, and 3 day options.

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Test out the latest backcountry skiing & riding gear whether you need to upgrade or want to try for the first time.

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Join us after the ski day at Ragged Mountain Equipment to learn about Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and Granite Backcountry Alliance. Beer provided by Rek'-lis Brewing Company.

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Presentations by Mark Synnott, Jamie Walter, Ben Leoni, and the Mount Washington Avalanche Center. Raffles, auctions and beer by Rek'-lis Brewing Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH.