The Mount Washington Cog Railway Ski Train Runs Again This Season

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 08 2005 - 03:56 PM

MOUNT WASHINGTON, New Hampshire ??” Mount Washington’s famous Cog Railway will be operating North America’s only ski train again this winter. Featuring groomed beginner and intermediate trails, the Cog Railway is the perfect destination for a day of family fun.

Ride the Cog Railway up…
Passengers will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Washington from fully enclosed and heated coaches on the ride up. Skiers and snowboarders have the option of riding to the base of Cold Spring Hill to access beginner terrain or to Waumbek Platform (about a third of the way to the summit) for intermediate-level skiing and riding. Non-skiers can admire the unmatched views and take photos before returning to the base station.

…ski or snowboard down
The ski trails run parallel to the railway on land owned by The Mount Washington Railway Company. They are about one mile long and offer 1,100 vertical feet of schussing. Snowmaking keeps the trails in shape all season.

Marshfield Base Station serves as the base lodge for skiers and railway passengers. The station features a cafeteria with seating for 200, a gift shop with ski accessories, outdoor observation deck and the Cog Railway museum. Ski and snowboard rentals are available at nearby Bretton Woods.

One-run, three-run and all-day ski packages are available. Ski trains run nonstop daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and Marshfield Station is open daily from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Reservations cannot be accepted for winter trains.

“The ski train is the fulfillment of an idea we’ve had for over twenty years,” says Mount Washington Railway President Wayne Presby. “Our goal has been to make the Cog Railway a year-round experience for the whole family. Every day that weather permits, passenger and skiers will be treated to an experience that few people have ??“ seeing the awesome summit of Mount Washington in the dead of winter.”