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September

9 - Workshop: Geology of the White Mountains 

Learn all about the geology of the White Mountains at this popular autumn geology workshop led by geologist Woody Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey.

October

7-8 - Overnight EduTrip: Fall Photography 

Experience the fall foliage and learn about photography from longtime summit observer Ryan Knapp.

15 - Founding Day! 
Join us at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway for the 85th anniversary of our Founding Day! Admission will be
 free for the day and you can take advantage of 20% off in our museum retail store.  Hear from our observers living and working on the summit of Mount Washington in a "Live From the Rockpile" session taking place at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

If you are heading to the summit of Mount Washington be sure to stop by the Extreme Mount Washington Museum and check in for a free Weather Room Tour taking place from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm on the hour (max 15 guests per tour - space is limited). 

January

6-7 (Backup January 27-28) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Weather Basics

Learn how weather is created by the interrelationships between the sun and the earth, including land, air and water in its many forms. Explore the basics of weather observations and reporting, energy flow through the atmosphere, and the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity to science teachers.

8 (Backup Date January 29th) - Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

13-14 (Backup January 27-28) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Winter Mountainering Essentials

Join Trip Leader Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide, team leader and past Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service. With over 40 years as a professional guide and rescuer Joe can help you avoid the common pitfalls inexperienced climbers make in the mountains. Learn the skills you need for travel in any of the mountain ranges of the world, and spending the night on the top of the highest mountain in the Northeast! Sessions will included crampon and ice axe use, self-arrest, navigation, as well as avalanched safety and avalanche transceiver use. Then, on the second day of the course, put your new skills to the test with an early morning hike around the summit.

19 (Backup Date January 29th) - Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

26 (Backup Date January 29th) - Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

February

3-4 (Backup February 24-25) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Life, Work, and Enviroment Atop Mount Washington

This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how and why Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington's weather, explore the mountain's fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory's legendary mountaintop station.

5 (Backup Date February 26th) - Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

10-11 (Backup February 24-25) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Climate Extremes

Come join former Observer and Antarctic Researcher Jeff DeRosa, to learn about the building blocks that make the climate of Mount Washington and various locations on Planet Earth so drastically different.

12 (Backup Date February 26th) - >Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

23 (Backup Date February 26th) - Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

March

5 (Backup Date March 26th) - >Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

10-11 (Backup March 24-25) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Capturing the Worlds Worst Weather: Introduction to Photography on Mount Washington

This course will introduce photography basics for new and budding photographers and introduce some pointers for shooting in winter environments. The course will combine indoor instruction with outdoor field experience. Participants must bring their own camera equipment. Cameras must be DSLR or have full manual control.

12 (Backup Date March 26th) - >Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

17-18 (Backup March 24-25) - Winter Overnight Edutrip: Life, Work, and Enviroment Atop Mount Washington

This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how and why Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington's weather, explore the mountain's fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory's legendary mountaintop station..

19 (Backup Date March 26th) - >Winter Day Trip

You'll enjoy a thrilling snowcat ride to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain's legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you'll head back down the mountain before nightfall.

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Experience winter on Mount Washington by climbing to the summit with one of our partner climbing schools and staying overnight at our legendary summit weather station.

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Winter Trips

Winter Trips

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