Gulf of Slides Ski Trail

 

Gulf of Slides Ski Trail
Similar to the John Sherburne Ski Trail, the Gulf of Slides (GOS) Ski Trail terminates at the south end of the parking lot at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. The trail climbs to the base of the Gulf of Slides; as the trail approaches the base of the slides it crosses several avalanche paths. Technically, this area is out of the Cutler River Drainage. We do not forecast for avalanches in the Gulf of Slides, so if you venture to the top of the ski trail or up into the slides, you’ll need to be ready to make your own stability assessments.

Compared to the Sherbie, the GOS trail is narrower and has more varied terrain. There are double fall lines, rises which may require taking off your snowboard, and sometimes open water crossings. It’s also more remote, so the time required for help to arrive if you have an accident is much greater.