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Sherburne Ski Trail

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2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -2,406' -733 m
High: 4,453' 1,357 m
Low: 2,046' 624 m


Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 25% (14°)
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An awesome descent from the Little Headwall at Tuckerman Ravine to the Pinkham Notch parking area.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry


Primarily a descent trail. Use the adjacent Tuckerman Ravine Trail where there should be an established skin track for ascents.

Need to Know

The trails difficulty roughly equates to an intermediate run at a ski resort, the biggest difference being that it is an ungroomed backcountry trail, with difficult and variable conditions. Also, this means the response time should you become injured is going to be much longer than at a ski resort. The trail has several steep pitches, with added challenge coming in the form of water ice, wind-scoured sections, exposed rocks, and waterbars. Conditions change quickly, so be prepared for anything here.


This trail equates to a moderately difficult trail at a ski resort; however, due to the fact that it is in the backcountry, caution should be taken when descending. This is the best way to get out of Tuckerman Ravine at the end of the day.

This trail can also be used as a skin track. Snowshoes and/or foot traffic are not permitted.

History & Background

The Sherbie, as its affectionately known, was originally cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. This trail has been a favorite descent route from Tuckerman Ravine for more than 70 years.

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Apr 13, 2019
Nicolas Romeo
2.4mi — 0h 08m
Mar 9, 2019
Timothy Prime
Did the Little Headwall on down to the lodge. Mellow but fun trail!
Feb 24, 2019
Dan Riti
Feb 23, 2019
Richard Knight
Feb 8, 2019
Blue Thunder Somogyi
ice central 2.4mi
Jan 27, 2019
Marc D
Nov 29, 2018
Thomas Saulnier
Super fun 1st day on skis for the season. Good snow and visibility opened up afternoon 1.9mi
Nov 21, 2018
Zach Ross
3 water strips to step over on the way down 2.4mi

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