Rite of Spring introduces seven ambitious skiers – six of whom native to Rhode Island – gearing up for their run down Tuckerman ravine on Mount Washington. Located on Mount Washington’s east side, Tuckerman ravine is snowy for over half the year and is known for its stunning scenery, challenging terrain, and deep snow. Standing tall in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, Mount Washington is the highest peak in Northeast America and one of the top 10 most dangerous places to ski, climb, or hike, posing itself as an exceptional challenge for these seven daredevil skiers.
This original film shows the preparation the skiers take for their trek, gives background on the sport of skiing in Rhode Island, shows the training, extensive equipment, and mental preparation necessary in successfully conquering the Tuckerman ravine; and finally – when the snow proves sturdy enough to set out at the end of avalanche season – the skiers make their run in the spring.
Don’t miss out on the Rite of Spring’s television debut on Thursday, September 6th at 9 p.m. on Rhode Island’s PBS. It will certainly be an adventure worth watching!