Perfect Holiday Gifts

2012-11-21 14:53:45.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Holidays on the Summit

As the holidays are quickly approaching finding the perfect gift can often be a daunting task. This year the Mount Washington Observatory is here to help! We have many different great gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer, Observatory supporter, and weather enthusiast in your family.

Send someone on the winter experience of a lifetime through one of our EduTrips designed to give you an out of this world educational experience on the summit of Mount Washington. Here you will journey to the summit and spend the night on the Rockpile where you will be able to meet the Observatory staff and get a taste of our life working and living on the highest peak in the Northeast.

Don’t think they can swing an overnight? We also offer DayTrips that bring you to the summit for a day long adventure. Exploring the summit, touring the Weather Room, and more are all on a DayTrip docket. You will leave the summit with an entirely new perspective on winter weather.

For those in your family who would rather hike Mount Washington, we also offer Partner-Led Climbing Trips with different Mountain Guiding Services in the valley. With an experienced guide, you will make your way to the summit, where you are greeted into the Observatory for a night stay before making your decent the following day.

Catch a family member constantly looking to the sky and maybe the perfect gift comes from our online shop with many different weather instruments to choose from. With everything from a simple thermometer to a Davis weather system, you can get your weather enthusiast making their own observations.

If you have an Observatory follower in your midst, a memberhip package might be a great choice. With all the premium content waiting to be discovered, giving the gift of a membership can brighten their year. As a bonus, sign someone up with a gift membership and they will also get a Observatory tree ornament.

With all the possibilities the Mount Washington Observatory has to offer you can make this year’s holidays one to remember.


Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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