Spring is here and it’s time to plan for the spring ritual of Tuckerman’s Ravine! When I was younger, my brothers and I would make the trek twice a year. The first trip up would be in April and we would hike all the way up into the upper snowfields. We would take one long run from near the summit, over the head-wall and ski to Pinkham Notch. The sensation of transitioning from the upper snowfield to the extremely steep head-wall of Tuckerman’s was always extremely exciting and frightening!
The second venture up was always on Memorial Day weekend. We would camp overnight and stay up in Tuckerman’s for a night or two. We would make countless runs on the head-way, left gully chute and Hillman’s Highway during those days before making the hike out. By that time of the year the snow below Tuckerman’s has melted and hiking is the only option.
When planning your Tuckerman’s adventure, be sure to pay attention to weather details and check on snow conditions and avalanche risk. You can do so by clicking here.
For those who are not the camping type but want to experience a Tuckerman’s adventure, the Royalty Inn is offering special pricing with our Tuckerman’s packages. We have two packages. First is a reduced nightly rate that also includes unlimited use of our Athletic Club. The second is our regular pricing for two nights with a third night offered for free! This also includes unlimited use of our Athletic Club. Be sure to remember your bathing suite as the club features the areas finest indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. There is nothing finer then soaking in the Jacuzzi after hiking & skiing in the White Mountains!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager