Starting winter 2004-2005, skiing and snowboarding passengers will have the option of riding the Cog Railway up magestic Mount Washington to access 1100' vertical terrain.
The famed Mount Washington Cog Railway will run passengers to the base of Cold Spring Hill, to access beginner terrain; or to Waumbek, the site of the track's first siding, about a third of the way to the summit, for intermediate-level skiing and riding.
The groomed trails, running parallel to, and on either side of the railway trestle, are about one mile long and offer 1,100 vertical feet of schussing. The trails are located on land owned by The Mount Washingon Railway Company and National Forest boundaries will be clearly marked.
From Wambek Platform (elev. 3,800'), there are 2 intermediate level trails (froomed) running on either side of the track. Snowmaking will be used on the lower trail sections above Marshfield station.
Marshfield Station will serve as a base lodge for skiers and railway passengers.
* Cafeteria with seating for 200
* Outdoor observation deck
* Ski and snowboard equipment rentals
* Gift shop with ski accessories
* Cog Railway Museum
* Modern bathroom facilities
This unique ski experience will run $25 for a single ride, or $59 for the full day. For more information, photos, and a history of the Mount Washington Cog Railway, check out http://www.mountwashingtoncograilwayskitrains.com