March 16-17, 2024 | $695 per person

It’s hard to imagine a better outing in the White Mountains than an ascent of Mount Washington with an overnight in the Observatory. On the way up we can ascend the peak by any number of routes. The good news is that when you get to the summit, instead of turning around and wearily hiking back down, you’ll pry open the heavy door of the Observatory and soon find yourself transported to another world. The maximum group size is 9 people (plus guides) and these trips sell out fast. The price includes equipment rental, dinner & breakfast in the Mount Washington Observatory, plus two days of guiding on the mountain.

You may sign up multiple people for this trip, but will need to add each person individually to the cart, then checkout.

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Online Bookings
After receiving your online booking, we will get back to you within 1 business day via phone or email to confirm your booking. In the event that we cannot accommodate your booking, you have the option of having your payment refunded or applied to a future booking.

SMG accepts credit cards, PayPal, checks, and cash. Payment for Observatory Overnight dates is due in full at the time of booking. An exception is made for payment by check or these cases, payment is due in full at or before the course.

If you have to cancel your booking, please give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel 30+ days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date or you can request a refund. If you cancel from 14-29 days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date. If you cancel 13 days or sooner from the booking, for any reason, the deposit/payment is forfeited.

Weather & Winter
Winter courses/trips are rain or shine. If SMG cancels a booking due to weather, we will reschedule you for an alternate date of your choice.

Course Information

You’ll sleep in a comfortable bunk and enjoy a nice dinner prepared by the Observatory staff, in addition to snacks and drinks. In the evening you will get a tour of the weather observation room and you’ll have the chance to speak with some of the observers and to learn about meteorology, local Mt. Washington weather and other important work that is done at this unique station. Sleep in until breakfast time, then by mid-morning we’ll begin the trek back down, either via the Lion Head winter route or possibly Boott Spur.

*** In the event that adverse weather conditions prevent the group from descending after the night at the Observatory, participants will be charged an additional fee per night. ***

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Mountains, Cliffs, & Routes

Mount Washington, NH


Beginner - Advanced


2 Days w/ an Overnight




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