March 8-10, 2019

Welcome to the Third 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 8-10, 2019. Presented by The North Face. Hosted by Synnott Mountain Guides and Ragged Mountain Equipment. Stay up to date with 2019 festival news by joining our Email List or connecting on Facebook

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! 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 Huntington Ravine Gully Skiing.  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 presentations.

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.


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

Après Ski

Apres Ski Party

Join us after the ski day at Ragged Mountain Equipment to learn about local non-profits and sample some local beverages.


Presentations, raffle/auction, and beverages. Stay tuned for the 2019 featured athletes & presenters...