The Weather Channel to Broadcast from Mount Washington Observatory and Mount Washington

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 04 2006 - 02:08 PM

MOUNT WASHINGTON, New Hampshire ??” With a little cooperation from Mother Nature, folks from The Weather Channel will experience some spectacular winter views of, and from, the summit of Mount Washington during their visit to the region this week.

Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams and a film crew will travel via snow tractor to the summit to tape footage and interviews with Observatory summit staff for the program “Weekend View” scheduled to air Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th from 7am-11am ET. Weather permitting, they hope to run 4 live shots during the 4-hour block, with the goal being to take viewers to the summit, where they will learn about Mount Washington, the Observatory and of course, the weather. The crew intends to film during their ride up the Auto Road, from the summit weather station and from neighboring Bretton Woods ski area during their time here.

According to Summit Manager Ken Rancourt, “any trips on the mountain are weather dependent, and final say for making the trip to the summit is always left up to the snow tractor operators.” If all goes as planned with weather, the visit will coincide with one of the Observatory’s EduTrips, allowing program viewers to learn more about the educational opportunities available during the overnight summit trips.

The Mount Washington Observatory is a private, non-profit organization which has operated the year-round weather station atop Mount Washington since October 1932. The Observatory maintains an active program of scientific research and educational activities, including the seasonal Mount Washington Museum on the summit and the Weather Discovery Center Museum in North Conway. For more information, contact the Observatory at Box 2310, North Conway NH 03860, (603) 356-2137 or (800) 706-0432, or visit the Observatory’s website at