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!
Summer Overnight EduTrips
Experience the summit of Mount Washington by spending a night in our weather station and learn from our seasoned educational staff.
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 (Not Available Winter 2022-23)
An incredible alpine adventure utilizing snowcat transportation to access Mount Washington’s summit, with an afternoon return to the base.
Partner-Led Climbing Trips (Not Available Winter 2022-2023)
A guided mountaineering ascent of Mount Washington combined with an overnight in the Mount Washington Observatory's legendary mountaintop weather station.