March 9-10, 2019

2019 Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

We are currently working on details for the March 9-10, 2019 festival and some information from last year has been left up for reference. Stay up to date with 2019 festival news by joining our Email List or connecting on Facebook.

March 9-10, 2019

A gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. Presented by TBD.

Après Only

The Saturday night Après Ski Party (ski with your friends or just show up to have a good time with all the participants) is being held at TBD. In depth details are on the Schedule page, but party highlights include:

  • presentation by TBD
  • backcountry skiing gear raffle & silent auction to benefit TBD
  • music by TBD
  • full menu and bar available at TBD

You can register multiple people using the quantity selector. Confirmation emails will be sent out upon receiving your registration. This ticket does not include access to the vendor camp at Ragged, demos, clinics, or t-shirt.

Check out the registration options for full weekend access and guided courses:

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

Full Weekend Registration

Skiing The Duchess near Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

One Full Day Course & Full Weekend Registration

Mark Synnott skiing Central Couloir on Mount Webster in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.

Two Full Day Courses & Full Weekend Registration

Snow stability testing on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

AIARE I Special Weekend Package

Registration Menu

AIARE I Special Weekend Package

This is a 3 day course beginning Friday March 8th at 9am. There is limited availability and it's a popular course, so sign up early. Includes:

  • AIARE 1 Three Day Course (course materials included)
  • beacon, probe and shovel use during course
  • ticket to Saturday night Après Ski Party
  • access to vendor camp at Ragged Mountain Equipment
  • access to demo equipment (subject to availability)
  • event t-shirt

Full Day Clinic and Weekend Registration | Two Full Day Clinics and Weekend Registration

Choose to take clinics/courses on one or two days, includes:

  • full day clinic/course of your choice
  • ticket to Saturday night Après Ski Party
  • access to vendor camp at Ragged Mountain Equipment
  • access to demo equipment (subject to availability)
  • event t-shirt

Full Weekend Registration

  • ticket to Saturday night Après Ski Party
  • access to vendor camp at Ragged Mountain Equipment
  • access to demo equipment (subject to availability)
  • event t-shirt

Après Only

  • ticket to Saturday night Après Ski Party
  • this ticket does not include access to the vendor camp, demos, clinics, and t-shirt

Policies

Registration Policies

  • Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
  • Payments for the Après Ski Party are non refundable.
  • For cancellations 30 or more days before the festival, we will refund your payment.
  • For cancellations from 29 to 14 days before the festival, you will receive a credit towards a future course with Synnott Mountain Guides.
  • For cancellations 13 days or less before the festival, you will forfeit your payment (although you may transfer your registration to another person).

Course, Weather, & Snow Conditions Policies

  • Winter weather in the White Mountains can be harsh and variable, please plan ahead for the variety of weather and snow conditions that might be faced.
  • In most cases, we can hold all types of courses despite conditions...but please be prepared to take an alternative course if we need to cancel specific courses.
  • The festival and courses will be held in all types of winter conditions rain or shine.

Demo Policies

  • We will do our best to accommodate you, but please keep in mind equipment demos are on a first come first served basis and are limited.
  • Make sure you have your own equipment in the event that demo gear isn't available.
  • Demos will be lent out on a single day basis.
  • At the time of registration damage waivers will have to be filled out in order to partake in demo usage.