We have decided to pause the race for 2024 and focus on a course redesign to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.
The next iteration will align closer with the original Infernos, an extended ski race from the top of the mountain to the valley floor below, while retaining a fun multi-sport relay format.
Individuals and relay teams of two to five people compete to see who will be the fastest to cover a rugged backcountry course traversing Mount Washington's eastern flank from Great Glen Trails to Tuckerman Ravine. Proceeds benefit the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.
Get your team together today
~1000' Elevation Gain, 3000" Descent
4 - 8 PM - Registration and Bib Pick-up
Weather Back-up Day
Course Info, Race Rules, Sponsors, Spectator Info coming soon!
Friday, March 14th - 8am Meet at PNVC for course set up
Saturday, March 15th - 8am Safety and race operations meeting at Hermit Lake Shelter
Are you comfortable moving around the mountains, carrying moderate loads?
We need help with course set-up/ take-down, crowd control, and racer direction. Proper gear to stay warm is necessary; Avalanche Gear is required for anyone traveling into Avalanche Terrain.
Friday, March 14th - 10am onwards corse set up
Saturday, March 15th - 7am Coordination Meeting
Do you like working with a fun group of volunteers and while supporting great cause?
We need help with course set-up and take down, course marshaling, racer/spectator information, transition zone management, and crowd control for the valley stages.
Saturday, March 15th:
Valley Patrol: 7am at PNVC
Tuckerman Ravine and Sherburne Ski Trail: 8am at Hermit Lake Shelter
Are you an active ski patroller or SAR volunteer with current medical/rescue certifications?
We need help with first aid and rescue support along the course. First aid support is provided along ski trails, and in Tuckerman Ravine. Please bring a personal first aid belt/vest, and crampons, ice axe, and avalanche safety gear if volunteering in avalanche terrain. Patrol support is provided by the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, NH BC Ski Patrol, Thunderbolt Ski Patrol, and off-duty patrollers and SAR volunteers from across New England.
Report Times will be determined based on assigned transition zone.
Do you have experience running a stopwatch?; great attention to detail?
We need timers and timers assistants to identify racers and enter bib numbers into hand timers as racers pass through the tag zones.
Saturday March 15th at 6am
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Do you enjoy the majestic sunrises of Pinkham Notch? Do you take pleasure in making full use of the storage space in your car?
We need help managing parking and traffic flow for gear drop-off and pick-up at the race start and Snowshoe to Hike transition zones.
Registration Friday March 14th - 3 pm till 8 pm
Awards Saturday March 15th - 3pm till 9 pm
Are you a people person interested in meeting all the racers and volunteers as they come through?
We need help setting up and taking down the registration and awards parties, staffing registration and information tables, and coordinating the awards ceremony at Ledge Brewing in North Conway.
Across Entire Course
Saturday, March 15th, 8am
Can you get the shot?
We need help capturing this iconic event. Covering a race as expansive as the Inferno requires a team of photographers, videographers, and editors. If you're interested and available, let us know.
All proceeds from this event support the Mount Washington Avalanche Center Foundation (The new face of Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation)