Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
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Ski & Snowboard Areas • Cross-country Ski Areas • Kayaking & Canoeing
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Located at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, family-owned Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center offers seasonal activities and events for families, friends and groups of all ages. In the winter, enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing, as well as tours on the Mt. Washington Auto Road SnowCoach, an unparalleled adventure. We groom over 20 kilometers of trails and have an additional 25 kilometers of un-groomed off-track ski and snowshoe trails that are dog friendly. We rent high quality equipment including skis, boots, and poles along with snowshoes and fatbikes. Our top-notch Ski School offers the best instruction for beginners to advanced skiers. In the summer, take a leisurely 1/2-day wildlife kayak tour, or rent a cruiser bike for the rolling carriage roads. Seek out more challenging terrain with a mountain bike rental, or take a whitewater kayak clinic. Trail pass not required for walking / running. Dogs welcome on all trails!
Gorham, United States

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Travellers' Choice
2022

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Ed D
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
Not a good experience…. After spending $275 for my family to take this tour we were left extremely disappointed. It was a beautiful, clear day but very cold, somewhat windy. The tours were going as scheduled. at about 3,600 feet the coach pulled off to the side and started turning around and said it had reached the top of the tour. We weren’t even out of the trees at all and really had no views. A ton of money for a shortened tour, no communication up front that it wasn’t a full tour. I get things happen but some kind of discount or up front expectation would be fair.
Written 5 February 2023
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Terry K
Salem, NH4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This was the 2nd year in a row that we took the snow coach up and snowshoed down. Ride up was great, drivers were very knowledgeable and engaging, and our safety on our walk down was their #1 concern. We'll be back next year!!
Written 31 January 2023
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Kathy M
Orford, NH123 contributions
Jan 2023
Arrived promptly for our 0900 ride up the mountain. Our coach had 8 passengers. Guide Kevin very knowledgable about the mountain & road. Unfortunately foggy and difficulty seeing. The weather at mid=mountain very windy & cold. A diffrent view of the mountain than riding in a car or up the cog railroad.
Written 30 January 2023
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Robert L
2 contributions
Jan 2023
Had a great time! Everyone is so nice and helpful. Our Snow coach driver Mark was very informative on the way up Mt. Washington and a great driver. Stayed at The Glen House which was fantastic and has the greatest employees through out their business. The rates were very reasonable and the food at their restaurant was fantastic. Looking forward to going back next year.
Written 27 January 2023
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twinkitties2023
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Matt took us in a snow coach ride up my Washington. The wind was too severe for us to drive to the usual height so we parked and Matt lead us up the mountain by foot and took photos for us. Highly recommend this trip!
Written 26 January 2023
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Charlotte S
New Hampshire4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had the best tour driver, Claude. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Beautiful, breathtaking views. Absolutely had the best time. My husband and I look forward to our next time!
Written 26 January 2023
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PickyTraveler4
Sterling, MA83 contributions
Jan 2023
We drove over an hour across NH to find some snow to cross country ski over MLK weekend. No snow where we rented our cabin. True to their website conditions update, we found some great conditions at Great Glen Trails. Despite the rain 2 days earlier, we found some really great gliding snow and wide trails to ski over. Crowded only near the lodge and tubing hill, but after skiing out a bit, we had the trails to ourselves. We made it out to the warming hut, but not much there, so turned back towards the lodge. Great view of the surrounding mountains. Spectacular job grooming the trails! Prices were comparable to most other places. Wish that the small restaurant was open in the center lodge. There is a restaurant in the hotel across the street, but was looking for just some simple sandwiches or soup. I would definitely go back again, but would bring a lunch next time. Since we were hungry after skiing, we stopped at Big Day Brewery about 10 minutes north. It was a good find with a fun atmosphere, yummy beef stew, and live music.
A stellar day overall!
Written 25 January 2023
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kmcneff1
1 contribution
Jan 2023
What a ride! My friend and I, Matt Brown, drove up from Epsom NH on 1/22/23 for a snow coach ride. Our driver, Bruce, was the greatest! His knowledge of the history of the road and weather conditions was excellent. That and his friendly “quiz” made this a ride to remember. I’m going back in 2 weeks with another friend and I’m telling everyone I know. Thanks! Kevin McNeff
Written 24 January 2023
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AlannaBeaulieu93
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Competent, understanding staff who helped us when we had a pickle. The lodge is gorgeous, and the driver/guide was knowledgeable and friendly! We only wished there was opportunity to stay longer and catch a different coach down because it was so very incredible, 20 minutes at the top didn’t seem like nearly long enough!
Written 24 January 2023
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John V
Auburn, NH37 contributions
Jan 2023
My wife and I took the Cat to 4200' and snowshoed down yesterday. Our driver/guide was highly skilled and was an excellent storyteller. Both drivers checked on us during our descent and were genuinely interested in our well being, seeing the snow had turned to sleet and rain. We had a great experience at Great Glen! It's a wonderful locale for winter fun.
Written 17 January 2023
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