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New England is the birthplace of the US ski mountaineering scene. With more and more people ditching the ski lifts and resorts for alpine touring gear and the backcountry, the region is set to become the most important wintertime outdoors destination in the States. And with a good reason—Mount Washington and the surrounding mountains offer perfect mountaineering conditions and challenging terrain, with boundless terrain to get lost in. The New England backcountry is no walk in the park—these slopes will push even the most seasoned mountaineering experts to their limit. However, conquering New England’s plentiful objectives will reward you with an unmatched sense of achievement, as well as the finest vistas in the American Northeast. If you’re looking for an awesome ski mountaineering tour, you’ve got a few hundred to choose from right here!
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Earn your turns in New England’s breathtaking backcountry with this ski mountaineering day tour! Take on New England’s world-renowned objectives and push your ski mountaineering skills to the limit. Conquer Lincoln’s Throat, the Gulf of Slides, Tuckerman Ravine, and many more objectives under the watchful eye of an experienced local guide.
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57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in New England, please refer to New Hampshire’s COVID-19 guidelines for out-of-state visitors.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure:
What’s not included:
In order to enjoy this backcountry adventure, you need to have an excellent level of fitness. You will be on your feet for a full day. The terrain in New England is rough and challenging, and you will need to manage controlled descents in variable conditions. All participants should feel comfortable on challenging black diamond-level resort runs and be able to carry a loaded daypack while skinning up variable degrees of terrain.
This ski mountaineering adventure is designed for advanced backcountry skiers and ski mountaineers with previous experience. You will be on your feet for a full day, traversing challenging terrain in variable conditions. Participants should be well-versed in the proper techniques for effective uphill and downhill travel in advanced terrain, such as terrain selection and analysis, avalanche awareness brief and beacon searches, sound transitions in steep terrain, and steep skiing.
For technical backcountry ski mountaineering gear, you will need to bring:
For personal items, we recommend bringing:
All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. You can rent:
Ski rental locations are in Glen, NH, and should be picked up the night prior to your outing. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.
Ski mountaineering tours in New England can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has ski mountaineers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Glen, NH, the starting point of the tour, most people fly into Portland International Jetport. From there, you can rent a car and take a 2-hour drive to Glen, NH, or take a bus to Naples American Legion and take a taxi, which will take you around 2h15min total.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at the guide’s Bunkhouse in Glen, NH. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.