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  • 2018 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

    Even if the patch is small, the 2018 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest will be happening on the East Snowfields for all three Memorial Day w/e days, if the road is open*.

    I'll put up the bamboo for the 2018 10th Mountain Memorial Day Slalom on all three(*) days....it's not a race, just a way to remember and be grateful for what the 10th did for the world and for us as skiers (and riders and also climbers).

    Grills, coolers, lawn furniture, children and dogs will be present....bring your straw hats**

    ** Your favorite hat is also apropos
    Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

  • #2
    the snow patch is look'n respectable today. hopefully it keeps

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    • #3
      The Auto Road psted an update around 2PM today:
      The Mt Washington Auto Road will OPEN to TREE LINE at 4200 on May 12, 2018 from 9am - 4pm for all regularly allowed vehicles, including motorcycles.

      Conditions above treeline are looking favorable for opening to the summit in the next several days, stay tuned for updates

      Guided Tours will be available beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 26th.

      Check the Auto Road status on our website for important up-to-date information: http://bit.ly/roadstatus or call (603) 466-3988.

      PLEASE NOTE: Be aware that weather and road conditions can change quickly and this status report is updated frequently. Vehicles cannot be left unattended in this parking lot.
      Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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      • #4
        Slackers update, May 11:
        Today the Mount Washington Auto Road posted:
        Starting May 12, we are open to the summit from 9am - 4pm for all regularly allowed vehicles, including motorcycles (weather permitting).
        Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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        • #5
          SlackFest sounds great. A couple if questions
          1) Where do you Park on the autor road for this?
          2) Is it an issue leaving your car parked while skiing? The Road's opening announcement mentioned something about unattended vehicles.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            1: there is a decent sized lot just below the summit which puts you within 100 yrs of the action - depending on how much the snowfield has receded. Below the summit parking lot, folks park along the road where there is room and there are also a few pullouts in the vicinity. As long as you are off the road, you shouldntt have a problem.
            2: The "unattended" message is for the road when it's only open to tree line.. as there really isn't enough parking. You basically drive up & turn around, go home
            StoneMan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SkiTuckernuck View Post
              SlackFest sounds great. A couple if questions
              1) Where do you Park on the autor road for this?
              2) Is it an issue leaving your car parked while skiing? The Road's opening announcement mentioned something about unattended vehicles.

              Thanks!
              Airforce Parking Lot, by the Great Gulf trail usually has room. There is room for 5-7 cars at left, just below the guardrail that runs along the road fron the lower summit parking. That small lot is often less than 150 meters walking (SSE) from the snow. In 2008 it was less than 100 yards from the snow. The Airforce lot is 200 yards lower down the road.
              Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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              • #8
                Worst case, even if the small lots and side of the road parking is used up, it is a VERY short walk from the summit parking lot. Essentially, don't worry about parking. Get there early for prime parking and the shortest walks. Or don't get there early and have a few extra steps. Ain't like you aren't going to be earning your turns anyways, so what is a few extra steps if needed.
                -Steve

                TheSnowWay.com
                "Skiing is not a sport, it is a way of life." - Otto Schniebs

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                • #9
                  Comparing this year to last...not a big difference:
                  Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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