*cover image is a stock image of Tuckerman Ravine
The most famous backcountry ski destination in the East, Tuckerman Ravine, will likely close due to overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic. This news was released yesterday by Frank Harris, the lead forecaster at the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center. Frank posted, “We will probably have a closure order in place for Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine, basically the Cutler River Drainage, by the end of the week.”
Mt. Washington Avalanche Center will stop all avalanche forecasts for the season on Monday, March 30th, 2020.
It is being reported, that over 400 people showed up to Tuckerman Ravine this past Saturday despite the governor’s orders to use social distancing & shelter in place.
Michelle Renee Lemoine took to Facebook to comment, “As a healthcare worker in Coos County, this INFURIATES me!!! While we have no known cases of Covid 19 in our county, I’d like to keep it that way for as long as possible. Out of state cars should get a ticket, sounds a bit extreme but perhaps necessary. STAY HOME, YOU are jeopardizing the people my coworkers and I may need to care for!!!”