Tuckerman Ravine via Right Gully

Tuckerman Ravine is one of my favorite alpine playgrounds in New England. Its big alpine vibe and the variety of routes are something you just don’t see on many New England mountains. That is why our recent Tuckerman’s ascent, via Right Gully, was one of my favorite climbs this winter. Tuckerman Ravine is an imposing […]

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A rocky day at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain is a southern New Hampshire ski area with some improvements to make. Although the mountain has some unique features it needs better snow-making and grooming to justify its $70+ lift tickets and to be competitive with local mountains like Mount Sunapee. Ragged Mountain, located in Danbury NH, has 55 trails and 1,250 feet […]

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An Ascent of East Osceola Slide

Are you willing to step off the marked trails and bushwhack through a wall of trees? If so then the East Osceola Slide may be one of the most rewarding climbs in the Whites. It has ice bulges, snowy pitches, breathtaking views and everything else you expect from an alpine climb except for other climbers. […]

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An ascent of Shoestring Gully

Ice, snow, rocks, steep pitches and just about anything else you could want from an alpine experience can be found on Shoestring Gully. This multi-pitch ice and snow climb was the perfect way to expand my climbing comfort zone to kick off the winter season. Shoestring Gully is a mixed ice and snow route on […]

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Berkshire East is what New England skiing should be

Skiing Berkshire East, in Charlemont MA, feels like going back to a time when everyone was friendly, lift lines didn’t exist and lift tickets didn’t break the bank.  It may not be as glamorous as the ski areas to its north but it provides an experience that makes it my favorite ski area in Massachusetts. […]

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Mount Sunapee Ski Area Review

If you like skiing blue trails then Mount Sunapee might be your new favorite mountain. However If you like fancy ski villages and après ski nightlife you might want to point your car toward one of the more popular ski areas. I recently spent a day skiing Sunapee and the lack of lines combined with […]

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A walk in the woods at Horse Hill Nature Preserve

My friends and I recently headed to Horse Hill Nature Preserve, in Merrimack NH, to play in fresh snow and to burn off some calories from the previous night’s holiday party.  Places like this prove you don’t need to drive too far to feel away from it all. Horse Hill Nature Preserve has over 500 […]

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