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March 13-15, 2020

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. 

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We'll see you in 2020 on March 13-15!

Many 2019 details are still on the site, but we'll be updating throughout the summer/fall and should have 2020 details live by late fall or early winter in 2019.


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!

The North Face
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 backcountry skiing & riding gear whether you need to upgrade or want to try for the first time.

Après Ski


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

Presentations by Hadley Hammer from The North Face and Tobin Seagel from Black Diamond. And more including raffles/auction, and beer by Moat Mountain Brewing Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH.

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