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Seems pretty neat. I was hoping it was something people could just show up that day/weekedn and meet others and have a fun day of back-country activities, but it appears to be focused on courses and education... which is great too, just not something I'd have the time to do.

The $10 apres ticket seems more like that. Maybe worth checking out once they post vendors. For Ice Fest Tuckerman Brewing is usually a sponsor and provides free beer.
 

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The $10 apres ticket seems more like that. Maybe worth checking out once they post vendors. For Ice Fest Tuckerman Brewing is usually a sponsor and provides free beer.

I saw that and thought it seemed like an interesting option. When I read the name and saw the link originally, I was thinking it would be great to go and get to learn a little about correctly hiking and riding Tuckerman Ravine. I've personally never done it, so some instructions on how not to hurt myself would be cool.
 

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Carriage Road in fine form today. Had to get it before this evening's schralp-fest.


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Looking good!


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Nice...Heard things were a little dicey at Tucks 3 skier triggered slides

Yeah, three triggered and one natural. Sunday had a big triggered slide in Duchess. This was on Little Headwall - we didn't venture further into the bowl beyond the rescue cache. Even on LH a skier further right of us triggered a small slide. Sketchy day to be out but great snow if you could make good assessments on where to travel safely.
 

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When is a good time to go this season?

That will change by the day. Anyone who tells you a specific day/week/arbitrary time period to definitely go is doing you a disservice.

Check the MWAC reports: http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/

Right now there is still a lot of fluctuation - considerable to low and back to considerable in a three day time period, and different ratings on different aspects. I wouldn't make a plan to "hit Tucks on X day," but to say "if conditions are good this day, we can go."
 

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Yeah, three triggered and one natural. Sunday had a big triggered slide in Duchess. This was on Little Headwall - we didn't venture further into the bowl beyond the rescue cache. Even on LH a skier further right of us triggered a small slide. Sketchy day to be out but great snow if you could make good assessments on where to travel safely.
Video of the Duchess slide.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/04/video-massive-avalanche-plunges-mount-washington/

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