The Mt. Washington Auto Road strongly recommends any guest interested in taking a SnowCoach tour ~to please make an advance reservation. Our tours tend to sell out very quickly. While we always try our best to accommodate walk-in guests- we cannot guarantee anyone without a reservation a same day seat on the SnowCoach.
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. Tours are always conducted "weather permitting".
- Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Most days the SnowCoach will sell out very early~ we always try to do our best to accommadate guests who walk-in ~ however ~ we cannot guarantee a seat without a reservation. Please make a reservation in advance to ensure your SnowCoach trip is in the books!
Walk-in ticket sales start at 8:30am on a space available basis, weather permitting.
Tours are approximately 1.5 hours in length
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|RATES 2018-2019||Adult/Senior||Junior (5-12 Yrs.)|
|Sunrise SnowCoach Tours||$99||$59|
|Total Trails Ticket||$75||$49|
|2 for 1 Mondays & Fridays||Details>>||Details>>|
Check the calendar below for reservation availability.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON A SNOWCOACH TOUR?
We highly recommend making advance online reservations for your SnowCoach tour. The first tour leaves promptly at 9am. Subsequent tours depart within 1.5 hour intervals.
We try our best to accommodate walk-in guests ~ however we cannot guarantee a same day seat on a SnowCoach tour without an advanced reservation.
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 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 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.
WHAT YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW TO PLAN YOUR TOUR:
We strongly recommend making online reservations in advance. In the case that the extreme 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.
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!
Book your SnowCoach tour online today! We HIGHLY recommend making an advance reservation. While we try our best to accommodate our walk-in guests ~ one cannot be guaranteed a same day seat without a reservation.
*SnowCoach tours will not be available on Sunday, March 3, 2019 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.
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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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SnowCoach tours make great gifts! Gift certificates are available by calling (603) 466-3988 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift certificates CAN BE USED to make online reservations ~ which we strongly recommend!
If you have any questions about the Mt. Washington SnowCoach Tours, please call us at (603) 466-3988.