Thank you to all that participated and supported the 2017 festival! Stay up to date with future festival news by joining our Email List and connecting on Facebook. Welcome to the First Annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival! A gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities on March 11-12, 2017. Register Now 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 and free morning clinics! Our experienced guides will be leading skiers in sessions geared for different interests and skill levels, such as Intro to Backcountry Skiing; Steep and Deep Ski Techniques; Avalanche Awareness; and Huntington Ravine Gully Skiing. Festival participants can also ski on their own, enjoying beautiful terrain and free gear demos. Join us at the Après Ski Party for a live band, raffle & auction, food/beverages, and presentations from backcountry ski pros. AIARE Level 1 Course Three days of avalanche education with beacon/probe/shovel rental and full festival access. Full Day Courses Ranging from Intro to Backcountry Skiing to Ski Mountaineering. 1 and 2 day options. Free Clinics Beacon 101, AT Gear 101, & Tour 101. Equipment Demos Test out the latest alpine touring gear whether you need to upgrade or want to try for the first time. Après Ski Party Presentations, raffle/auction, food, beverages, music...all @ Wildcat Mountain ski area. Presentation Presentation on skiing Cho Oyu by Emily Harrington of The North Face Athlete Team.