Join us this winter for a comfortable winter tour to an extreme world at treeline on Mount Washington!
Driven by 4 tracks rather than wheels, the 12-passenger (we typically seat only 7- 9 persons) Mt. Washington SnowCoach transports guests up to treeline on Mt. Washington, at approximately 4,200 feet, into a sub-arctic world for a truly unforgettable adventure.
Tickets sales start at 8:30am on a first come, first serve basis, weather permitting
Advance reservations are now available for 9am and 10:30am most days. We also “set aside” one SnowCoach for walk-ins at 9:00am and 10:30am
- All other tickets are sold first come, first served as guests arrive throughout the day
Due to the popularity of these tours we urge you to arrive here as early as possible (we generally open at 8:30am – sometimes earlier)
Tours are approximately 1.5 hours in length
Check the current operating status here>
|RATES 2017-2018||Adult/Senior||Junior (5-12 Yrs.)|
|Sunrise SnowCoach Tours||$99||$59|
|Total Trails Ticket||$69||$49|
|2 for 1 Mondays & Fridays||Details>>||Details>>|
Check the calendar below for reservation availability.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON A SNOWCOACH TOUR?
There is no set schedule of times that the SnowCoaches leave the base. Other than the first trip of the day at 9 am, all other trips are scheduled to leave 30 minutes after the first two tickets are sold, or as soon as the vehicle is full. These are 12 passenger vans that we put 7 - 9 people on.
Mt. Washington SnowCoaches leave the base area of the Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and climb up about 4.5 miles, or two thirds of the way to the summit.
Upon arrival at the “Top of the Tour”, passengers are invited to exit the SnowCoach for a few minutes for photos and video opportunities before climbing back aboard for the downward journey back to the base (you can also snowshoe down if you choose!).
At times views can be breathtaking overlooking the protected Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range. At other times high winds and snow can be experienced allowing passengers to witness the extreme conditions which Mount Washington is so well known for. At all times the warmth and safety of the SnowCoach are just steps away.
HOW DO YOU PLAN YOUR TOUR?
Although we plan to operate every day on a first-come, first-serve basis, the weather and trail conditions on Mount Washington are unpredictable and at times limit our operating schedule. You can call us at (603) 466-3988 to get the latest detail from our friendly staff or you can check our website for the current operating status here>>
While you're here, join us for breakfast or lunch in the Glen View Cafe - one of the best dining room views in New Hampshire!
We offer reservations on one of the FIRST tours of the day (9:00am) and often offer reservations for a 10:30am tour as well. Please note that reservations are affected by the same mountain conditions mentioned above. The remaining tickets for trips throughout the day are sold onsite, in person.
*SnowCoach tours will not be available on Sunday, March 4, 2018 due to Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds.
SUNRISE SNOWCOACH TOURS
Experience an unforgettable winter sunrise at treeline from the comfort of the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.
Our experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. We leave promptly at 6:15 am in January and 5:45 am in February from the base lodge, and will not hold back the trip as we need to keep a tight schedule throughout the day for all our guests.
Even if we don't actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Although you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warmly as you will have an opportunity to be outside of the SnowCoach for pictures and to experience the weather on Mount Washington.
Weather information can be found here and you are always welcome to call for the latest conditions at the Top of the Tour.
Select from one of the calendars below and follow the prompts
There are 16 seats available for each tour
Sunrise SnowCoach Tour Reservations:
Reservations must be made at least 24-hours in advance of the departure of the tour.
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If you have any questions about the Mt. Washington SnowCoach Tours, please call us at (603) 466-3988.