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19:25 Mon May 23, 2022

Mt Washington Summer Season 2022 Information
With summer quickly approaching, you might be looking for information to plan a visit to the summit of Mount Washington. There are various entities that make up a visitor’s experience in the summer. It’s important to plan according to the different schedules of these organizations. So, below are some references you can utilize to help your visit go smoothly.
 
Mount Washington Observatory:
 
Weather Station Tours – Our tours return this summer and will be available to Observatory members when the Mt. Washington State Park Sherman Adams Visitor Center is open to the public (see below). These tours now require a reservation prior to your visit. For information about how to reserve a spot and other policies, please click HERE.
 
Observatory Tours are a member benefit offered to Mount Washington Observatory members who make a donation of at least $60 a year or $5 a month per household. If you are not a member and would like to join our unique community of donors, you can make a donation online HERE and enter your Transaction ID number when you register.
 
Our Extreme Mount Washington museum is located inside the Mt. Washington State Park Sherman Adams Visitor Center; it is open whenever the NH State Park Visitor Center is open to the public (see below). Additional information is available HERE.
 
If you are planning a hike, you should always check out a forecast in order to dress and pack accordingly. Mount Washington Observatory produces a 48-hour Higher Summits Forecast twice a day and post it by 5 am and 5pm available HERE.
 
Mount Washington State Park:
 
Mt. Washington State Park, Sherman Adams Summit Building, Concession, Tip Top Historic Site operating hours are available halfway down their website HERE. Note that the Historic Tip Top House is closed for the start of the season as interior renovations are finished. Hours are subject to change, so please check their webpage and/or contact them directly (information at the top of their page) for the most current information.
 
Mt Washington Auto Road:
 
Information for the Mt Washington Auto Road can be found on their website HERE and their schedule of operation is available HERE and their various rates are available HERE. Hours of operation are subject to change, so please check their page, their social media pages, and/or contact them directly for the most current information.
 
The Mount Washington Cog Railway:
 
Information for the Mount Washington Cog Railway can be found on their website HERE and their schedule and ticket information is available HERE. Hours of operation are subject to change, so please check their page, their social media pages, and/or contact them directly for the most current information.
 
White Mountain Huts of New Hampshire:
 
Information about the AMC network of lodges, cabins, bunkhouses, campsites, and high mountain huts is available HERE. Information about the RMC high mountain huts is available HERE. Information about the HMC cabin and tent sites is available HERE. Information about the USFS White Mountains camping and cabins is available HERE. Camping is forbidden within NH State Park property as well as above treeline (except on 2+ feet of snow) within the White Mountain National Forest and there are other various rules and restrictions to be aware, all of which are available HERE.
 
Trail and Tuckerman Ravine conditions:
 
Trail conditions can be found HERE or by reading from various forums or Facebook Groups available. Tuckerman Ravine conditions, when available, can be found on the Mount Washington Avalanche Center page HERE.
 
Sunrise from the summit of Mt Washington, NH at Mount Washington Observatory on 19 May 2022Sunrise from the summit on 19 May 2022


Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Staff Meteorologist
  
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