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Family-friendly events for all ages and abilities

Make life-long memories!

  • 6-week race series

Salomon Spring Trail Run / Walk Series

A weekly trail running/walking series for all abilities and ages. Every Thursday for 6 weeks, racers can run/walk the long, short, or mini courses between 3:30 and 7:00 pm. Options for timed or untimed!

  • Thursdays, Mid May - Mid June, 2024
  • 3:30 - 7:00 pm
  • 100% New Hampshire

Black Fly Trail Run & Relay

10 miles of carriage roads and singletrack

Immerse yourself in extraordinary views at the base of Mount Washington while you make your way through the beautiful trails at Great Glen. Race either the 3 mile or 10 mile as an individual or the 10 mile as a team of three!

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • 10:00 am

Summer Mountain Bike Series

Presented by Camelbak

A weekly mountain bike series for all abilities and ages. Every Tuesday for 6 weeks, racers can ride the long, short, or mini courses between 3:30 and 6:45pm. Register online — no fees!

  • Tuesdays, June 25 - July 30, 2024
  • 3:30 - 6:45 pm

Seek the Peak

The largest annual fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory is proudly hosted at the base of Mt. Washington Auto Road. All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to raise funds, set goals, and earn gear!

Calendar Saturday Jul 20, 2024 


Moat Mountain 24 Hours of Great Glen

24 or 12 Hour Mountain bike race

Join us for the best bike race and party of the summer. Register as a solo competitor or a team of two, four, or five on the 8.8 mile course throughout the outer space at Great Glen Trails.

  • August 3-4, 2024
  • Sponsored by Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery
  • Presented by Specialized Bikes
  • Presented by Hannaford To-Go
  • Families and friends welcome

Fall Trail Run / Walk Series

Presented by Cotopaxi

A weekly trail running/walking series for all abilities and ages. You can enjoy the series as a timed racer, or untimed — just to get out each week and enjoy the fresh air.

  • Thursdays September - Mid October, 2024
  • 3:30 - 6:15 pm
  • Store-wide savings!

Skier's Open House

  • Snacks & Drinks provided
  • 10% off store wide
  • Package discount
  • Door prizes / raffle benefiting kids program
  • Up to 30% off selected Swix Wax
  • Discounts on season passes
  • Friday November 22, 2024
  • 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Support the local economy

Great Glen Trails Holiday Craft Fair

A fundraiser to support our kids ski club

Ditch the big box stores and support local artisans and crafters from around the region. Prize raffle all day long. Snacks and delicious baked goods available.

  • Saturday, November 30, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • small group instruction

Women's Winter Escape

Learn from the best

Featuring a variety of activities with other women in small groups, providing for personalized attention from expert instructors.

  • January 13 & 14, 2024
  • 8:15 am
  • 20% off storewide

Demo Day

Free Demos with Trail Pass

Demo Day features representatives with the latest in skis, boots, poles, wax and accessories. Demo gear is included with the purchase of a Great Glen Trails pass. Plus 20% off all in-stock items in the Outfitters Shop.

  • Sunday, January 14, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 3:00pm
  • 23nd Anniversary

Snow Sculpting Competition

Teams from across the Northeast

Come see how sculptors take an 8 foot high by 4 foot cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time.

  • Friday, Jan 26 to Sunday, Jan 28, 2024
  • Free to attend
  • Organized by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce
  • Reg opens Jan 1st, 2024

M. W. Otto Rhode Memorial Skin & Ski

Skin and ski the Auto Road

A fundraiser for the Granite Backcountry Alliance, this is the ONLY day in the calendar year when you can skin up and ski / snowboard down the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • 11:30 am
  • Organized by the Granite Backcountry Alliance
  • 8-week race series

Nordic Meisters

Great Glen is THE place to race

Ski, Snowshoe, Fatbike—or do all three! Timed or untimed, join the camaraderie of skiers, runners, and riders in this fun and engaging race series.

  • Tuesdays, January 2 - February 27, 2024
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • All kids in grades 1-8 welcome

Bill Koch League

Kids Ski Club

We emphasize having fun, making new friends, and learning and improving skills all while sliding on snow.

  • Sundays, Jan 7 to Mar 10
  • 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Adventure Race

Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon

Race solo or with a team

A fundraiser for the Mount Washington Avalanche Foundation, this pentathlon uses Great Glen Trails and the Mt. Washington Auto Road for the ski, fatbike, and snowshoe legs before traversing to Pinkham Notch and up into the infamous bowl for the backcountry ski or snowboard finish.

  • Postponed for 2024
  • 8:00 am Race Start
  • Organized by the Mount Washington Avalanche Center

Ski, Shoe, Fatbike to the Clouds

North America’s Toughest 10K

Pick a discipline! Nordic ski, snowshoe, or fatbike on this challenging race course that uses 4k of the Great Glen Trails system, and then 6k on the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road, gaining 2,200 feet of elevation!

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • 10:00 am