Mount Washington
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Three-day blizzard dumps mounds of snow on Mount Washington

DOC POW 
With photos supplied by Brahm Candy & Doc Pow

Snow god Ullr took up Mount Washington's wish on this mid-Jan 2015 week, delivering upwards of two feet of snow in three days.   

Here's a collection of photos showcasing all that snow.   

Mount Washington is known for its 'snowmageddon' moments where almost overnight the resort becomes a snow-seeker's dream. Trees are encrusted with snow and we found plenty of runs packed with POW.   

With the fresh snow, crews are working hard to get the backside open soon. (Follow the mountain reports to get the most up-to-date information.)

The snow in the trees is starting to fill in nicely and it's terrific to see what an amazing difference two feet of snow can make.  

Amid the trees we found some powder-filled secrets for me and my buddy Brahm. Over the years, Mount Washington has put a lot of effort into maintaining the glades which means better tree skiing for everyone.

The snow just kept falling over the weekend leaving the opportunity for people to catch a little hang time.

Capture your Mount Washington video clips this season for the resort's video contest. It will select the best entries in the fall of 2015. (Hint: There will be more than a few powder-filled prizes for those who can capture the best snowy moment at Mount Washington.) 

Though plenty of folks come for the skiing and snowboarding, there's also tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing or just a good old-fashioned snowball fight.

Want to stay for more than a day? Check out the on-mountain accommodation at Mount Washington. Tourism Mount Washington also lists all kinds of unique accommodation options, ranging from condos to cosy ski in/ski out cabins.  

Don't forget to look at the Old Man's Beard on top of the signs - it's in the trees everywhere at Mount Washington.

If you've never tried night-skiing, this is the place to try it. Few people can say they've done this - and on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Bragging rights, for sure.

We found some powder tracks during our night skiing on Sunday. Yes, even Sunday nights are open for night skiing and and that includes the terrain park. 

We went to sleep dreaming about all that snow and then woke up to another bluebird day with epic views of the Pacific Ocean. 

Getting there: It's easy to get to Mount Washington. WestJet offers snow seekers one flight daily out of Edmonton, and three flights daily from Calgary into the Comox Airport. The resort is about  30 minutes by shuttle from YQQ.  Start planning your island escape today, the folks from Tourism Mount Washington can help show you the way.

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