Ever Wanted To Get A Taste Of What Mount Washington’s Winter Weather Is Like

2014-03-18 15:33:35.000 – Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

Snow Coach just above 4000 feet.

I just looked at the calendar and there’s still one DayTrip with space available. Traveling to the summit in the Observatory snowcat, you will have the opportunity to meet the crew, have lunch, tour our facility, and explore. If you can only plan on being in North Conway, consider visiting our Weather Discovery Center. With a full size model of our historic weather station you can feel what Observers felt as the wind shook the small space. Other exhibits will introduce you to the extreme conditions seen on the Summit.

Another fun activity that I recently enjoyed with my kids, was visiting the Mount Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails. With many fun activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing, it is easy to make a day of fun. Even more interesting for me was taking my kids to experience what it’s like to be on the mountain in winter. Because a full trip to the summit was not available, we took one of the Snow Coaches up to the halfway point on the road. As a Summit Observer, I have passed the Snow Coaches many times before; however, I had never been on one until this past Sunday. Paul our driver pointed out lots of interesting sights and talked about the mountain as we drove. Stopping just above 4000 feet we got out to take in the beauty that is Mount Washington.

It was a great day out with the kids!

 

Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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