Snowshoe with a Naturalist at Great Glen Trails

In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a FREE tour (trail pass is required). When you snowshoe with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

You’ll scout for tracks in the snow and learn about the different trees in the Glen. While listening for distinct bird calls, you’ll truly begin to understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Tours are FREE with a trail pass.

Snowshoe with a Naturalist at Great Glen Trails

In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a FREE tour (trail pass is required). When you snowshoe with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

You’ll scout for tracks in the snow and learn about the different trees in the Glen. While listening for distinct bird calls, you’ll truly begin to understand how the ecosystem works in Pinkham Notch. Tours are FREE with a trail pass.

Ski, Snowshoe, Fatbike to the Clouds

Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K,” the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds challenging course uses 4k of the Great Glen Trails system, and then 6k on the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road with an average grade of 12% and an elevation gain of 2,200 vertical feet.

While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.

After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond are revealed. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

AMC Highland Center Presents: Moonlight Snowshoe

Join Outdoor Guides from the Appalachian Mountain Club for a night hike where we can check out the winter night sky and nearly full moon!

Highland Happenings programs are free and open to all, and begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call to find out more or to be added to our monthly email list: (603) 278-4453 or outdoors.org/highlandhappenings.

Great Glen Charity Day

An event to remember and celebrate the lives of Great Glen friends who have passed.

Over the years, we have lost some very close friends here at Great Glen.  They were folks who loved to recreate outdoors on our trail system, be it cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, running and/or walking.  This year we’ve planned a day for memories and the celebration of active lives. We invite you to help us celebrate and honor people who may no longer be with us, but live on in our hearts by making a donation to the charity of your choice,  then joining us on Saturday, March 10. Come ski for the day, take a run or two on our tubing hill, explore the woods on snowshoes, enjoy a catered lunch, or take a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach* to treeline on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Or maybe simply sit with us in the lodge dining room and share memories, while enjoying the views and the camaraderie of friends.

How do you make this happen?

• Make a minimum donation of $25 per person ($15 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and a buffet lunch.

or 

• Make a minimum donation of $50 per person ($30 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, a buffet lunch and a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach* to treeline on the Auto Road.

Learn more here.

Ski, Shoe & Fatback to the Clouds

Now in our 22nd year, this challenging event takes place at Great Glen Trails and the snow-covered Mt. Washington Auto Road. Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K,” the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds course has an average grade of 12% over the last 6K as you climb the final 2,200 vertical feet. While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.

After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond reveal themselves. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

Owl Moon Snowshoe at Nansen Trails

Join a storyteller in hearing the Owl Moon children’s story of a girl who goes owling on a cold winter night under the full moon with her father, then enjoy a snowshoe hike in search of owls with a naturalist and end with some hot cocoa in the warming hut. FREE!

Evening Snowshoe at Great Glen Trails

Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988.

Evening Snowshoe at Great Glen Trails

Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988.

Evening Snowshoe Tour

Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988.