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Mt. Washington SnowCoach

Driven by 4 tracks rather than wheels, the Mt. Washington SnowCoach transports guests to treeline on Mt. Washington, at approximately 4,200 feet, into a sub-arctic world for a truly unforgettable adventure. Tours are always conducted “weather permitting.”


If you have a group larger than eight, please be aware that you will be riding in two or more separate SnowCoaches. If you book everyone for the same departure time, you will all depart the base together, be together at the top of the tour, and return to base together.

  • Reservations are required for SnowCoach tours
  • If there is space available, we will sell remaining seats on a first-come basis starting at 8:30am, weather permitting.
  • If you see below that the tour is “Sold Out,” there will not be walk-in ticket sales.
  • Tours are approximately 1.5 hours
  • Always check the Snow Report for the current operating status


We highly recommend making advance online reservations for your SnowCoach tour, however any open seats will be available to walk-in customers.

SnowCoaches leave Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and climb about two thirds of the way to the summit of Mt. Washington via the Auto Road, gaining over 3,000 feet in elevation.

Upon arrival at this “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 or Nordic ski down if you choose! (Free heel Nordic skis only. No alpine, AT or snowboard equipment permitted.)

Please note that Nordic skiing or snowshoeing down the Auto Road is NOT offered on the last tour of the day. We do not allow skiers or shoers to ascend the road above the top of the tour. 

At times views can be breathtaking overlooking the protected Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range. At other times passengers can experience the extreme wind and snow conditions Mount Washington is so well known for, all while the warmth and safety of the SnowCoach are just steps away.


In the case that mountain weather prevents the SnowCoach from operating, tours may be delayed or cancelled. Should that happen we will reach out to you to make arrangements to reschedule or refund your booking. You can call us at (603) 466-3988 to get the latest detail from our friendly staff.


SnowCoach tours make great gifts! Gift certificates can be used to make online reservations.

If you have any questions about the Mt. Washington SnowCoach Tours, please call us (603) 466-3988.