mystique of Tuckerman Ravine has lured skiing and climbing adventurers to
its headwall and gullies for over three quarters of a century. As early as
1925 skiers such as hut man Joe Dodge, Photographer Winston Pote; Al and Herb
Sise threaded the narrow foot-paths linking the slopes of the ravine to Pinkham
Notch. It wasn't until the 1930's that former Olympians and Dartmouth skiers,
Charley Proctor and John Carlton dared to adventure over the 50+ degree headwall
and inadvertently founded extreme skiing.
The ravine was the site of the first ever Giant Slalom race, infamous
Inferno, the Eastern Downhill Championships and Olympic Trials. Steeped
in history and rich alpine skiing tradition and reinforced with legends
like Toni Matt's schuss of the headwall to feed the mystique, the ravine
became the spring mecca for thousands of skiers for the next seven decades.
The Ravine Today