Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

2017-03-07 04:49:21.000 – The Observatory Staff, Mount Washington Observatory


If you are in the Mount Washington Valley this coming weekend, March 11-12, 2017, our friend Mark Synnott of Synnott Mountain Guides will be hosting the First Annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival presented by The North Face. Experienced guides will be leading skiers in sessions geared for a variety of different interests and skill levels. Some topics include: Intro to Backcountry Skiing; Steep & Deep Ski Techniques; Avalanche Awareness; and Huntington Ravine Gully Skiing. Festival participants can also ski on their own, enjoying the beautiful terrain of the White Mountains and utilizing free gear demos. And if staying over the weekend, there is even an Apr’s Ski Party Saturday evening with a live band, raffle & auction, food/beverages, and presentations from backcountry ski pros.
Observatory staff will be participating on Saturday, March 11th with a booth at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH. If you stop by our table, we will show you how to best utilize the MWO weather pages before heading into the backcountry; including the Higher Summits Forecast. Additionally, we will be providing a LIVE video feed to the summit at 9 am & 5 pm. The video feed will show participants current summit conditions, provide information on how we take weather measurements, and we will conclude both sessions with a Q&A session with one of our Meteorologists. It is shaping up to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there! 


The Observatory Staff, Mount Washington Observatory

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