2015 Year in Review
2015 was a huge success for Tuckerman Ravine thanks to your help! We had a successful Inferno Pentathlon, Rebuilt the Deck at Hermit Lake Shelter, and caught up with a bunch of old friends and made some new friends at the Boston Ski Show. The 16th annual Inferno Pentathlon was a great success we crowned a new Tuckerman Champion, Andrew Drummond and Tucker woman Champion, Jessica Marion, and fundraising champions, Team Medium Regulah. The Hermit Lake Deck Project was a significant success. We donated approximately $10,000 in material and provide more than 20 volunteers completing the project over three weeks this fall. We closed out the year by raising over $13,000 at our annual Boston Ski Show membership drive.
16th Annual Inferno
The 16th annual running of the Tuckerman Inferno was held on April 12th 2015. Thirty-five Tuckermen, six Tuckerwomen, and 39 teams competed to see who would be the fastest over the five leg adventure pentathlon. Andrew Drummond and Jessica Marion took top honors for the individual Elite class. Team All Stove Up took the Mixed Team title and Wildthings won the all-female team category. We could not run the race without a loyal cadre of volunteers and support organizations. Thank you to the White Mountain Swift Water Rescue Team and Conway Fire Department Swift Water Rescue team for providing river safety; Androscogin Valley Search and Rescue and our volunteer ski patrollers for providing safety coverage on the mountain. We would also like to thank Eastern Slope Inn and Flat Bread Pizza for hosting the registration party and donating pizza to all of our racers and volunteers; Story Land for hosting the Start of the Race and Attitash/Wildcat for hosting the Run Kayak Transition and the Awards Banquet.
Rebuilding the Deck at Hermit Lake Shelter
Set between the towering cathedrals of the Boot Spur Ridge and Lions Head Buttress, with majestic views of the Classic Ski Lines Dodges Drop, Hillmans Highway, and the Duchess, the Hermit Lake Deck is a gathering point for Tuckerman Ravine enthusiasts. It’s a place to stop and add a layer, change your boots and have a snack on your way up and a place to stop relax, enjoy a beverage and share the stoke at the end of a long day adventuring on the mountain. It’s the central gathering place for Tuckerman Ravine Skiers and Riders every spring. Years of use, harsh weather, and abuse from crampons and micro spikes had taken a toll on the iconic deck. In April, Using the proceeds from the Inferno we were able to purchase the material for the Deck and transport it to the Ravine via USFS Snowcat before the snow melted. In November we kicked off the construction of the Deck. Over three weeks, more than 20 volunteers, working under the direction of Snow Ranger Frank Carus to demolish the old deck, and construct a new deck.
Record Success at the Boston Ski Show
We closed out the year, catching up with old friends and making new friends at the Boston Ski Show. This year’s membership drive was the most successful to date. We were able to raise over $13,000 dollars. Thank You to: Attitash/Wildcat, Black Mountain, Bolton Valley, Bretton Woods, Bromley, Burke Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore Mountain, Great Glen Trails, Jay Peak, Killington, King Pine, Loon, Mad River Glen, Magic Mountain, Mount Abrams, Mount Sunapee, Neshoba, Okemo, Shawnee Peak, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wachusett, Waterville Valley and Pats Peak for donating the tickets that make this membership drive a success year after year.