March 11-12, 2017 - Presented by The North Face

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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.

The North Face

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.

Snow stability testing on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

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 and 2 day options.

Avalanche transceiver practice on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

Beacon 101, AT Gear 101, & Tour 101.


Test out the latest alpine touring gear whether you need to upgrade or want to try for the first time.

Apres Ski Party

Presentations, raffle/auction, food, beverages, music...all @ Wildcat Mountain ski area.


Presentation on skiing Cho Oyu by Emily Harrington of The North Face Athlete Team.