Over the Headwall: The Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine
Thursday, February 256:30—7:30 PMVirtualBarrington Public Library105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington, NH, 03825
Over The Headwall: The Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine
Virtual presentation held by author Jeff Leich!
New Englanders know the reputation of 6,288-foot Mount Washington as a place of formidable climate extremes. The high winds for which the mountain is known funnel great accumulations of snow from the bare upper tundra of the Presidential Range into the glacial cirque of Tuckerman Ravine.
Attracting notice when skiing was a young sport for the great depths of snow found there, the ravine became a springtime Mecca to skiers looking to extend the ski season. As ski equipment and techniques evolved, they were rapidly adopted by ravine skiers, with the important exception of ski lifts. Tuckerman Ravine remains a backcountry ski destination that is unique in the eastern U.S. for its alpine terrain, where present day skiers and riders can find an experience that the ski pioneers of an earlier day would find familiar.
Based on one of the most popular exhibits of the New England Ski Museum and its subsequent exhibit catalog, Over The Headwall presents images and stories drawn from the extensive collections of the museum.
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