A Park in the Rough
The beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is that it hasn’t been developed yet. By Ryan Wichelns Photos by Lauren Danilek It was well after dark as my Jeep bumped restlessly down the logging roads of the Maine backwoods. Out ahead of me, my high beams... Read more
Spring Skiing Cinema
Edits have been popping up following a couple of weeks of prime skiing conditions above treeline in the White Mountains. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a few of our favorites in one place. Read more
Ski Routes of Tuckerman Ravine
Dude, where’s my line? This handy guide will help you learn the names of the spicy descents in hallowed Tuckerman Ravine, where extreme skiing is a tradition dating back to the 1930’s. Route difficulty is dependent on conditions and personal preference, but the easiest routes tend to be Left... Read more
Wind and Fire: Tuckerman Inferno 2017
Another Tuckerman Inferno is in the books, with local legend Andrew Drummond claiming his third victory in a row in the Elite Male division. Whitney Withington of Brookline, Mass took home the title for the Elite Female division. Mount Washington Valley powerhouse team All Stoved Up and Tucked Out... Read more
Welcome to Newfoundland
By Olivier Dion and Thomas Thiery. Follow them at estski.ca (Translated from the French) In the imagination of many backcountry skiers, Newfoundland’s West Coast remains a mythical place. Many know there is as much skiable terrain as in Gaspésie and the snow is abundant, but few have skied there.... Read more
ADK Adventure Climbs
By Kevin MacKenzie Winter mountaineering in the Adirondacks is rugged and thrilling. Step off the maintained trails and you have a plethora of options, whether you’re bushwhacking, technical ice climbing or climbing the mega-slides of the High Peaks. Most people consider the Gothics’ North Face to be the classic... Read more
Nor’Easter report: Jay Powder Day
By Ian Ferguson My friend Levi and I both work at a ski area in the White Mountains, and earlier this week we contemplated our options for the upcoming storm. Should we ski inbounds at one of the resorts covered by our employee passes? Should we lap the local... Read more
Unlocking the White Room
New Hampshire backcountry skiers are following Vermont’s lead and building more glades in hopes of more powder days like the one in the above photo, taken last December in Vermont. Photo by Brooks Curran. By Ian Ferguson New Hampshire has more skiable terrain above treeline than any other state... Read more
The Transition Beer
What beer do backcountry skiers crave at the top of the skintrack? It’s an important question for science. We chased down more than 4,000 backcountry skiers in the alpine, the deep woods, the slackcountry and secret stashes across the Northeast to find answers. Actually, we just asked a Facebook... Read more
Remote Slab Rock Climbing Areas of the White Mountains
Climb the slabs less traveled By David Lottman When most Northeast climbers think of slab climbing, they think of iconic Whitehorse Ledge. This 900-foot high cliff, only minutes from downtown North Conway, N.H., boasts dozens of high quality friction routes and sees a tremendous amount of traffic from early... Read more