9.0 miles, Full day
It is hard to describe Tuckerman's Ravine unless you've been there and skied it yourself. It isn't just a backcountry skiing day... it's a journey. Any skier can say they can slay double black diamonds in the Northeast but ask them if they've skied Tux... probably not. There are no chair lifts here. You have to put in the effort. Also, there is extreme danger. I'm not lying when I saw I personally know several people that have almost died in avalanches within the ravine. One of my friends was near the top when a 2-3 foot deep crack exploded 30 yards out from either side of him. The resulting class 3 avalanche exploded onto the Lunch Rocks below. If anyone had been there they would have been buried. But that was in February... therefore I suggest you join the crowds (and party) and go later in the spring on a nice sunny weekend. If you time it right you'll be able to ski the Sherburne Ski trail all the way back down to your car without having to walk once on the way down. Check out the links I've attached to this guide for some more details on your journey. No matter what time of year make sure to check the avalance board at the Caretaker's Cabin.
Directions to Pinkham Notch Trailhead:
Take route 16 north from Glen, NH until you arrive in Pinkham Notch. Park in the large parking lot and look for the Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on the left.
No fees but a small donation to park here is requested.