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Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather

An infamous place of extremes, 6,288-foot Mount Washington, New Hampshire has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years.

While many places on Earth experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continuously-staffed scientific outpost on this remote peak since 1932, providing the Observatory many remarkable stories and an intimate knowledge of the mountain.

Through the years, the hardy men and women of the Observatory have experienced white-out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, and everything in between. They have survived a 231mph wind gust, endless days of disorienting fog, and snow drifts more than 20 feet tall. They have worked with scientists and celebrities, students and snow rangers. They have amassed one of North America's longest continuous climate records, and developed an intimate understanding of the place known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather."


Our educators will create a custom program, tailored to the specific interests of your group, and bring Mount Washington to you through breathtaking imagery and first-person narrative.

Programs can include such topics as:

  • Life and work at the Mount Washington Observatory
  • History and lore of Mount Washington
  • The former 231mph world record wind
  • Weather basics
  • Forecasting basics

Please contact us for a quote.

Frozen Precipitation

Frozen Precipitation

Snow can fall on the summit year round, including summer, with accumulating snow from early November to late April. Some snow fields like Tuckerman's Ravine can be expected to last into July!

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Weather Discovery Center

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