For many East Coasters, spring skiing means Tuckerman’s Ravine in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From early April until late May, the mild temperatures and plentiful snowpack draw crowds of thousand to “Tux” on the weekends. One of the few places on the East Coast that features actual above-treeline skiing, Tuckerman’s averages 55 feet of snow. Combine that with the high winds atop Mount Washington, and it all adds up to an avalanche prone area.
There have been 10 avalanche fatalities in the past 60 years. This past weekend, there was an avalanche, but thankfully no one was hurt. Someone was there, however, to capture it on video.