March 13-15, 2020 Schedule

Times subject to change, but will be locked in close to the festival.

Friday - March 13, 2020

  • AIARE 1 (3 day course beginning Friday March 13, 2020)
  • Limited selection of Full Day Guided Courses
  • Evening event at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH

Saturday - March 14, 2020

  • AIARE 1 (3 day course beginning Friday March 13, 2020)
  • Full Day Guided Courses
  • Demos, Vendors, and Après Ski at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH
  • Evening event at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH

Sunday - March 15, 2020

  • AIARE 1 (3 day course beginning Friday March 13, 2020)
  • Full Day Guided Courses
  • Demos, Vendors, and Après Ski at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH

March 13-15, 2020

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

Friday - March 13, 2020

AM

7:30 AM

  • registration for festival & guided courses opens at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH
  • At this time, demos will not be available on Friday. Participants will need their own equipment or rent from a rental provider in advance.

8:00-8:30 AM

  • guided courses depart for backcountry skiing/riding

PM

3:30-5:30 PM

  • Food (including the popular Vegan Jumbalay) available from Koz's Haute Box.

4:30 PM

  • guided courses return (approximate, timing varies by course)

Friday Night Evening Presentation @ Theater in the Wood

Join the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival for an evening at Theater in the Wood on Friday March 13, 2020. Beer provided by Rek'-lis Brewing Company. Tickets available online or at the door.

6:30 PM

  • Evening event starts and doors open.
  • Check in and buy raffle tickets.
  • Check out the silent auction items.
  • Food (including the popular Vegan Jumbalay) available from Koz's Haute Box.

7:00 PM

  • Festival & sponsor introductions.
  • Beneficiary introductions for Granite Backcountry Alliance and Friends of Tuckerman Ravine.
  • Conditions update and information from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.

7:30 PM

Presentation by The North Face athlete Mark Synnott. Mark's presentation is called Granite to Grand, Ski Mountaineering from the Granite State to the Grand Teton:

Mark Synnott's early days on skis were spent on the Wildcat Mountain Ski Team. He eventually made the trip across the street to the storied ravines of Mount Washington and terrain in the surrounding White Mountains, where he cut his teeth as a ski mountaineer. Join Mark to hear about descents in the Granite State, Canada, Russia, and an attempt on a coveted traverse in the Tetons.

8:00 PM

Featured presenter to be announced soon!

10:00 PM

  • Evening event ends.
  • Safely drive home, drink some water, and rest up for some backcountry adventures.

Times are approximate and subject to change, although the doors open and ending time are locked in.

Saturday - March 14, 2020

AM

7:30 AM

  • Registration (for festival, demos, & guided courses) opens at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH.
  • Demo equipment (limited availability) open to full day course participants and weekend pass holders.

8:00-8:30 AM

  • Guided courses depart for backcountry skiing/riding.

PM

4:30 PM

3:30 - 5:30 PM Après Ski

Saturday Evening Presentation @ Theater in the Wood

Join the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival for an evening at Theater in the Wood on Saturday March 14, 2020. Beer provided by Rek'-lis Brewing Company. Tickets available online or at the door.

6:30 PM

  • Evening event starts and doors open.
  • Check in and buy raffle tickets.
  • Check out the silent auction items.
  • Food (including the popular Vegan Jumbalay) available from Koz's Haute Box.

7:00 PM

  • Festival & sponsor introductions.
  • Beneficiary introductions for Granite Backcountry Alliance and Friends of Tuckerman Ravine.
  • Conditions update and information from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.

7:30 PM

  • Presentation by TBD!

10:00 PM

  • Evening event ends.
  • Safely drive home, drink some water, and rest up for some backcountry adventures.

Times are approximate and subject to change, although the doors open and ending time are locked in.

Sunday - March 15, 2020

AM

7:30 AM

  • registration (for festival, demos, & guided courses) opens at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH
  • demo equipment (limited availability) open to full day course participants and weekend pass holders

8:00-8:30 AM

  • guided courses depart for backcountry skiing/riding

PM

4:30 PM

  • guided courses return (approximate, timing varies by course)
  • demo gear return at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH

3:30 - 5:30 PM Après Ski

  • vendor camp at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH
  • hosted by Granite Backcountry Alliance
  • Beer by Rek'-lis Brewing Company.