Groomers dig out the front of the Alpine Lodge on December 24th after 1.5 metres of snow buried the resort overnight.
Photo courtesy of MOUNT WASHINGTON ALPINE RESORT
COMOX-COURTENAY – Mount Washington has literally been hammered by snow this week. The resort, already famous for being the home of Canada's deepest snow, beat it's own record for a four-day snowfall.
“We've seen unbelievable volumes of snow here over the last few days,” explained resort spokesperson Brent Curtain. “Over 1.5 metres has fallen in the last 24 hours and we've received over 2.5 metres of new snow in the last four days. I've never seen a start to the season like this.”
The snowbase at Mount Washington currently sits at 480 centimetres, which is now the deepest mid-mountain snowbase worldwide. With more snow in the forecast through Sunday, the resort is busy digging out as it prepares to host thousands of skiers and boarders through the holiday season.
Mount Washington reported some of the strongest occupancy numbers it's seen in years over the Christmas time period. La Nina and superb snow conditions are considered the two major factors for the resort's early season success.
“If you're looking for a winter wonderland this holiday season, this is definitely the place,” says Curtain.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is the home of Canada's deepest snowpack. The resort is located 30 minutes above The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Island Express service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386. Head to www.mountwashington.ca for additional information including their live snow cam.
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