Ride Snowcoach Above Treeline On Mt. Washington

Posted by Roger Lohr
Roger Lohr
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on Friday, 20 December 2013 in Cross Country News & Information
SnowCoach Mt. Washington

Winter on the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH officially opened in mid-December this year with custom-built four wheel drive Chevy passenger vans and their four massive treads ferrying passengers up the road to an elevation of 4,000 feet. The SnowCoach goes about two-thirds of the way to the summit of Mt. Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak.

“The specially-trained SnowCoach drivers can take anyone at any age into the alpine environment that they may never see otherwise,” says Mt. Washington, N.H. Auto Road General Manager Howie Wemyss. “It is really a comfortable adventure for the whole family to see an unforgettable place.”

The SnowCoach ride up Mt. Washington takes about 75 minutes and departs daily, weather permitting. Many passengers bring their skis to go XC skiing back down to the base lodge at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

The price of the SnowCoach tour is $45 for adults, $30 for kids aged 5-12 or part of the Total Trails Ticket ($69) that includes a SnowCoach tour, all day trail pass, tubing pass, and snowshoe or XC ski rental equipment at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

 

Photo: SnowCoach on Mt. Washington Auto Road
Roger Lohr is Cross Country Ski Editor of SnoCountry.com. He is founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and is a writer and marketer, based in Hanover, N.H. He’s been published in MSNBC.com, SnowLink, NSAA Journal, Nordic Network, Cross Country Skier, SkiTrax, Ski Area Management and others. Lohr also conducted the CCSAA Skier Visit Study and created the Best XC Ski Area Poll and worked for Snowsports Industries America (SIA). On Twitter @XCSkiTravel.

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