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May 25, 2016
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has officially opened to the summit for its 155th season. The 7.6-mile, privately-owned Auto Road will be open for guided tours, as well as for guests to drive themselves by car, light truck or motorcycle (weather permitting).
May 6, 2016
Formed in 2010 to recognize outstanding performers in and contributors to this footrace to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States, the Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame this year will pay tribute to the achievements of three great runners in a ceremony at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on Saturday, June 18. The ceremony will take place after the 2016 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race, which starts at 9 a.m. The race attracts 1300 runners who will make their way up the 155-year-old Auto Road.
May 1, 2016
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is known as the toughest hillclimb in the world at 7.6 miles in length, has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is an amazing 22%. Riders race to the top of New England at 6,288ft.
The race is officially full and a wait list has begun. Tin Mountain Conservation has is also looking for more riders for their other fundraiser, the Century +
Apr 28, 2016
The Mt. Washington Auto Road will begin its 155th season on Saturday, April 30 for guests to drive their own vehicles to treeline at 4,200 feet. Operating hours for the weekend will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the northern Presidentials and Great Gulf Wilderness offering a true taste of the Mount Washington experience. Passenger vehicles may not be left unattended.
Dec 26, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road added to their long list of historical firsts the day after Christmas when they re-opened the regular guided tour service for 2015. Never before in the company's 154-year history have regular tours been conducted on the mountain in December.
Oct 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015 was the final day of summer operations for the Mt. Washington Auto Road bringing its 154th season to a close. Significant snowfall and freezing temperatures caused this one week earlier than planned schedule change. The Mt. Washington Auto Road is now closed for the summer season for all traffic and guided tours, but will reopen in December for winter tours on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.
Jul 27, 2015
The Automobii Lamborghini America made a visit to the Mt. Washington Auto Road on the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. Owners of twenty-four Lamborghini’s, a mix of mostly 610HP V10 Huracán’s and the 700HP V12 Aventador’s, enjoyed lunch at the base of the Mt. Washington Road and Great Glen Trails after enjoying a thrilling ride to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
Jul 16, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has expanded guided tour options with a 3-hour version offering guests additional ways to explore Mount Washington. The Auto Road will now offer 2- and 3-hour versions of their guided tours allowing guests to spend more time exploring scenic areas along the Road as well the option to spend more time on the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
Jul 3, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road continues its long tradition of supporting automotive innovation and environmental responsibility with the 40th year of the Alt Energy Summit, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Free to the general public, the event is expected to be one of the largest single gatherings of alternative energy vehicles in the country.
May 14, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has officially opened to the summit as of May 14 for its 154th season. The 7.6-mile, privately-owned Auto Road will be open for guided tours, as well as for guests to drive themselves by car, light truck or motorcycle (weather permitting).
Apr 30, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open for its 154th season on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00am for guests to drive their own vehicles to treeline at 4,200 feet. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks and offers a true taste of the Mt. Washington experience.