Even though spring is looming around the corner, waiting to shower us all with more sunshine, gorgeous blooms and fair temperatures, we are still having fun right now! There is so much to do in every season on Vancouver Island, BC but the awesome snow and beautiful scenery make Mount Washington a great place to be at this time of year.
This destination ski resort is located on beautiful Mount Washington, on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island. It is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped peaks of Strathcona Provincial Park. There is a wide variety of downhill terrain with areas for the tentative beginner to the daring professional. You can also find two terrain parks and facilities for snow tubing if you feel like shedding your skis or snowboard for a day. The Strathcona Park trails are open for Nordic skiers and snowshoers. For an updated list on conditions and groomed trails, click here. With an average of 11.5 m of snow a year, there is no question as to why it received the “biggest snow” award in 2012 from Ski Canada Magazine.
Upcoming Events at Mount Washington:
March 17, 2014—St. Patrick’s Family Day: Get 50% off all tickets and passes and all BC residents get 50% off alpine lift tickets or Nordic trail passes.
March 23, 2014—Herb Bradley Pepsi Challenge: A fundraiser for Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports
March 28-30, 2014 – Spring Rail Jam
March 29, 2014 – 32nd Annual Vancouver Island Loppet
April 3-6, 2014—BC Freestyle Championships
April 20, 2014—Crush Slush Cup
Coming in a close second to a day full of perfect conditions and powder is a night of relaxing in a luxurious, comfortable, private retreat. The Timberline Chalet is a perfect place to unwind with friends; family or a special loved one. This brand new log home is located near the Hawk 6-pack lift at Mount Washington. Fill your stomachs in the gourmet kitchen, grab a drink at the bar, warm up with the old-fashioned convection stove and relax before your next day’s adventures.
For more information about the slopes, visit the Mount Washington website. There is still plenty of snow up here and there’s no better way for our guests to spend a day then spring skiing on beautiful Vancouver Island. For reservation information call (250) 743-9378 or visit us online.