2010-01-26 17:34:26.000 – Mike Carmon, Staff Meteorologist
Mt. Washington Summit
Have you ever wanted to visit the summit of Mt. Washington in the winter?
Why wait? Our winter EduTrip program allows you to visit the Observatory overnight during the extreme weather winter months, when the summit building is closed to the general public.
Your trip includes a snow tractor ride up and down the Mt. Washington Auto Road, home cooked meals, and the opportunity to learn about mountain-related topics such as climatology, glacial geology, mountaineering, and even the challenges of cooking at high altitudes! Also, you’ll meet the weather observers and interns that reside on the summit and have made it their occupation to record and predict Mt. Washington’s weather.
And don’t forget, you’ll have the opportunity to witness this infamous weather first hand! Freezing fog, winds in excess of 100 mph, 130 mile vistas, feathery rime ice, and snow are all possible on any given winter day!
If you can’t swing an overnight trip, perhaps our Day Trips are your ticket to the Observatory! You’ll have the opportunity to ride up and down in our snow tractor, tour the Observatory, and witness the incredible weather. And fear not…you’ll be treated with a delicious lunch as well!
Click here for more information on EduTrips.
Click here for more information on Day Trips.
Don’t hesitate! Sign up today!
Mike Carmon, Staff Meteorologist