Exclusive Access to the Northeast’s Tallest Peak
In summer, more than a quarter million people visit Mount Washington by car, train, or foot. But in winter, extreme wind, ice, and snow reclaim the peak, and the only way to get to the top is a technical mountaineering ascent. Unless, of course, you’re on a Mount Washington Observatory trip!
Winter is Mount Washington’s most alluring season, and the peak’s extreme conditions rival those of Mount Everest and the Polar regions. Observatory trips allow you to comfortably experience this remarkable alpine environment utilizing snowcat transportation and our famous mountaintop weather station. It's an experience you literally can't get anywhere else.
Learn about Mount Washington’s alpine zone, an otherworldly landscape of rock, ice, and snow. Take in stunning vistas that extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Adirondack Mountains. Experience extreme weather unlike anywhere else on Earth, including hurricane-force winds, sub-zero temperatures, and incredible ice and snow. Then, step inside our working weather station and learn about the fascinating weather and climate research being conducted right here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Day and overnight snowcat trips are available, and we also partner with several area climbing schools for guided mountaineering ascents. All trips include home-cooked meals and exclusive access to our mountaintop weather station, with overnight accommodations provided in our cozy living quarters.
Register now for the trip of a lifetime, and join us in the Home of the World’s Worst Weather!
The ultimate Mount Washington experience featuring snowcat transportation, your choice of exciting, alpine-related topics, and a night in our famous weather station at 6,288'.
Winter Day Trips
An incredible alpine adventure utilizing snowcat transportation to access Mount Washington’s summit, with an afternoon return to the base.
Summer Day Trips
Enjoy a guided tour in a Mt. Washington Auto Road van to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast. Receive a tour of the Mount Washington Observatory’s famous mountaintop weather station and get the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost.
New Year’s Eve
All the alpine adventure of a Mount Washington Observatory overnight trip with the added indulgence of a gourmet, chef-prepared feast and New Year’s Eve celebration.
Partner-Led Climbing Trips
A guided mountaineering ascent of Mount Washington combined with an overnight in the Mount Washington Observatory's legendary mountaintop weather station.
Michelle Cruz, Director of Education
(603) 356-2137, ext. 225