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Backcountry Conditions 2016

BeefyBoy50

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I got to ski at Seven Springs in shorts and a t-shirt last weekend, which is always great fun, but I had hoped February would have a lot of snow in store for the East. I'm quickly realizing now that March is next week, and then April won't be long after that - unfortunately, we don't really have much in terms of a snowpack going into the early spring.

Given the shitty conditions we've had this winter, is it still safe to assume that Tuckerman/other alpine backcountry areas will be open (and, importantly, with conditions that are enjoyable to ski) through mid-April (or even early May)? I've gotta start planning out my weekends for the next couple months and I don't want to set aside time for something that isn't feasible.
 

Siliconebobsquarepants

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I got to ski at Seven Springs in shorts and a t-shirt last weekend, which is always great fun, but I had hoped February would have a lot of snow in store for the East. I'm quickly realizing now that March is next week, and then April won't be long after that - unfortunately, we don't really have much in terms of a snowpack going into the early spring.

Given the shitty conditions we've had this winter, is it still safe to assume that Tuckerman/other alpine backcountry areas will be open (and, importantly, with conditions that are enjoyable to ski) through mid-April (or even early May)? I've gotta start planning out my weekends for the next couple months and I don't want to set aside time for something that isn't feasible.
http://www.mountwashingtonavalanche...dvisory-for-tuckerman-and-huntington-ravines/

Pretty bony up there from the sounds of things ,March has a lot to make up for . Walking out really sucks.
 

jaybird

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That is the most pitiful Rockpile Avi report I have ever read.
Lunch Rocks this spring may be lunch only :cry:
 
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