Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is an alpine skiing ski resort located on Mount Washington on the eastern edge of the Vancouver Island Ranges in British Columbia, Canada.

Details
Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Night Skiing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Tube Park
Other Winter Attractions

Mount Washington is a full mountain resort, you can nordic ski on 55 kms of managed trails, snow tub, explore great snowshoe trails and of course make some stellar turns on the ski hill.

Season
Early December -April
Special Passes

6ix Pack Passes

Hours of Operation

9:00am - 3:30pm with night skiing Thursday - Sunday 3:30pm - 9:00pm

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-2
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
456
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Village?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
81
Beginner Runs (%)
19
Intermediate Runs (%)
41
Advanced/Expert (%)
40
Terrain Description

The terrain at Mount Washington is fun for all kinds of reason.  Being on an island skiing is unique to begin with, while if you are a fan of tree skiing, you will find a ton of it at Mount Washington and as you ski through it ask yourself "when is the last time I skied through a temperate rain forest."  Note how much character the trees have.   The backside of Mount Washington provides some challenging steeps into deep snow.

Terrain Parks
2
Rideable Area (Acres)
1,700
Number of Lifts
9
Lift Details

Two high speed chairlifts (one six pack, and one quad), two fixed grip quads, one triple chair, four covered magic carpets

Top Elevation (Ft)
5,215
Vertical Rise (Ft)
1,657
Location
Community
Courtenay
Province
British Columbia

Getting There

Located just outside of Comox BC, getting to Mount Washington is part of the adventure.  Island bound means you either take BC Ferries to get here, who offer daily service from Horseshoe Bay (in West Vancouver) to Nanaimo and then its about an hour and a half drive from there up to the resort.

Driving

BC Ferries serviced, drive up from Nanaimo.  

Flights

Daily service with Westjet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines all service the Comox Valley Airport which is also home to the Snowbirds (Canada's arial acrobatics team).

Shuttles

There is a Mount Washington shuttle you can catch from Comox up to the resort.  Best to check in with the resort as the schedule of the shuttle changes through the season.