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We highly recommend you make an advance reservation for your SnowCoach tour on the Mt. Washington Auto Road!
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" and we will only seat 7- 9 guests per SnowCoach.
If you have a group larger than 9- 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 arrive together- be at Top of the Tour together- and return to base together- in separate SnowCoaches.
- Most days the SnowCoach will sell out very early, however we always try to accommodate guests who walk-in if there are spaces available.
Walk-in ticket sales start at 8:30am on a first come-first served basis, weather permitting - but only if there is space available - if the reservation system shows no availability, then there can be no walk-in ticket sales.
Tours are approximately 1.5 hours.
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Junior (5-12 Yrs.)
Children under 5 are FREE
|Sunrise SnowCoach Tours||$99||$59|
Total Trails Ticket
Early Bird Special
Monday & Friday Only
|$10 off on our 8:45am and 9:15am reservation||$10 off on our 8:45am and 9:15am reservation|
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, 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.
WHAT YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW TO PLAN YOUR TOUR:
We highly recommend making online reservations in advance. 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.
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!
*SnowCoach tours will not be available on Sunday, March 8, 2020 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.
Sunrise SnowCoach Tours are currently scheduled for:
January 20, 2020
February 17, 2020
February 24, 2020
Reservations can be made by clicking the link below.
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.
Select from one of the calendars below and follow the prompts
There are 24 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.