According to Frank Carus, lead forecasters at the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center NH, Tuckerman Ravine will likely be closed to all backcountry use starting Monday, March 30th, 2020
“We will probably have a closure order in place for Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine, basically the Cutler River Drainage, by the end of the week.” – Frank Carus, lead forecasters at the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center NH, 3/28/20
Listen to the full interview with Frank Carus here:
Mt. Washington Avalanche Center will stop all avalanche forecasts for the season on Monday, March 30th, 2020.
This closure is due to people not following the governor’s orders to use social distancing & stay at home on Saturday, March 28th when over 400 people showed up at Tuckerman Ravine.
The Mt. Washington Avalanche Center in New Hampshire is reporting that over 400 humans descended on Tuckerman Ravine to go backcountry skiing yesterday, March 28th, 2020.
They also reported that 50% of those humans were from out of state.
Many backcountry skiers are not following guidelines set up to protect us from spreading Coronavirus via social distancing and only recreating within your very near local area.
Many backcountry skiers are not following guidelines set up to avoiding injury to avoid creating an additional burden to our healthcare system.
Tuckerman Ravine is one of the very most popular backcountry destinations on the entire East Coast.