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  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort is about adventure. Encompassed by pristine nature, the mountain is a diverse place that awakens the soul, elevates the senses, and feeds our thirst to experience more. Receiving some of the biggest snowfalls in North America – over 11 metres annually on average! Pair that with beautiful glades, powder bowls, and 1,700 acres of in-bound alpine terrain, plus 55km of cross-country skiing and 25km of snowshoe trails, and you’ll have endless winter adventure.

    ALPINE LIFT TICKETS

    Plan ahead and be prepared for your visit. Mount Washington offers reloadable RFID cards that you can hang on to and load online, saving you time on your next visit. Do you already have an RFID card? Check online if it can be reloaded. If you need a new card, it can be purchased online along with a lift ticket by selecting that option and picked up at the resort during your first visit.

    6ixPak TICKETS A pack of six discounted, direct-to-lift tickets are also available to access the mountains, however, unlike Alpine Lift Tickets, 6ixPak tickets are non-refundable so use them wisely! Packs are available in groups of six Adult, Child, Youth, or Senior tickets, and can be split up and shared among friends and family. 6ixPak’s are uniquely available to purchase at any Vancouver Island Quality Foods location, or online on Mount Washington’s website.

    SKI-IN & SKI-OUT ACCOMMODATIONS

    Stay Slope-side at Mount Washington and be at the centre of it all. Bear & Deer Lodge both provide lodging in cozy mountain-side condos with full kitchens and other amenities perfect for a winter getaway. Get the best deal on your adventures with Mid-Week Ski & Stay Packages.

    THE KAL-TIRE TUBE PARK

    The Kal Tire Tube Park at Mount Washington provides snow sliding fun for all-ages. Get pumped up to whirl, slide, and whoop-de-do down the four-lane track with your pals. Spin, smile, and selfie – this is the most fun you will have on snow sans ski, any day of the week. With the introduction of tubing time slots online, riders can just reserve and go, anytime. Enjoy a fun, hassle-free tubing experience with low traffic and more tubing! Especially Monday to Friday – it’s almost like you’ll have the mountain all to yourself.

    THE NORDIC CENTRE – RAVEN LODGE

    Exploring the Nordic Centre at Mt. Washington will transport you to a magical wonderland of winding trails with stunning views. Access via snowshoe, classic or skate cross-country ski. Weather permitting the mountain also offers Fat Biking on specific snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, in addition to a new Fat Bike-specific trail “Marmot’s Mess”. Explore the wilds of Strathcona Park as you meander through the snow-covered trees surrounded by rugged ice-capped mountains regardless of what activity you choose.

    NORDIC TRAIL TICKETS

    Plan ahead for your visit and be prepared to spend a majority of your time out in the fresh air. Nordic 6ixPak TICKETS are also available and day trail tickets are available to reserve in advance of arrival to ensure availability, providing access the classic and skate cross-country trails, snowshoe trails and more at the Nordic Centre

    SNOWSHOE FONDUE TOUR

    Enjoy a 1-hour guided snowshoe tour through Strathcona Park followed by a gourmet fondue dinner! Tours will operate in family groups this season on Saturday evenings and select holidays. Work up an appetite by snowshoeing through the breathtaking Provincial Park trails before returning to the Raven Lodge for a delicious 3-course fondue with your social bubble.

    GROUP SNOWSHOE TOUR

    Group snowshoe tours are a great way for you to enjoy quality time with family and friends exploring new trails in the park, any day of the week. Your guide will lead you on a 1.5-hour trek through the scenic snowshoe trail network on novice-intermediate terrain.

    LESSONS & PROGRAMS

    ALPINE SKI, SNOWBOARD
    & NORDIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKI

    Mount Washington’s team of professional instructors have always provided utmost support and guidance for all ages through every step of the ski or snowboard learning journey, and that will be highlighted now more than ever. Lessons and programs have been adapted for physical distancing and required face-coverings, as well as to allow more self-paced learning options, smaller class sizes, and shorter lessen durations to reduce the number of needed indoor breaks.

    Lessons are available for:

    • Tots: 4-6 years
    • Children: 7-12 years
    • Youth: 13-18 years
    • Adult: 19+ years

    Unsure of you or your child’s ability level? Head to mountwashington.ca to review Progression Guides and learn more on ski lessons and programs.

    FIRST-TIME SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

    New to the sport? The mountain offers a variety of first-time lesson options with follow ups to ensure your progression.

    Discover Ski or Snowboard Packages. Welcome to the sport of skiing, snowboarding, or classic or skate cross-country skiing! Discover lessons are designed for those who have never participated in either sport before.

    Learn to Turn or Glide Programs. Mount Washington’s “Learn to Turn” and “Learn to Glide” programs are a combination of 3 popular programs, to help you get out on the slopes and trails faster and with more confidence. “Learn to Turn/Glide” includes a combination of the above Discover Ski, Snowboard or Cross-Country package, along with a few more group lessons and all your rentals, plus lift or trail tickets. Talk about progression. Save up to 50% compared to purchasing separately, details differ depending on age group.

    Private Lessons lessons with a dedicated coach is the best way to improve your technique. If you are looking to take your skills to the next level or want to fine-tune your turns one-on-one, then consider taking a private lesson with one of our expert instructors. Plus, you get lift line priority, which means more time on the snow and less in the line up.

    Group Lessons are a fun way to learn with others of similar ability. To follow physical distancing group lesson class sizes have been reduced with more self-paced learning options. The Pro Instructors are trained to deal with splits in classes to keep the learning environment fun and active for everyone, at a more accessible cost than a private lesson.

    SEASONAL PROGRAMS & CAMPS

    5-Week Mighty Tots

    5 consecutive lessons with the same instructor for your mighty tot to improve their mighty all-mountain skiing and riding skills.

    5-Weeek Parent & Tot

    5 consecutive parent participatory lessons to introduce your tot to the snow and sport with the guidance of an instructor, passing on many tips and tricks.

    5-Week & 10-Week Free Ride or Glide Programs

    5 consecutive Saturday or Sunday programs promote the development of all-mountain skiing and riding by combining elements of freestyle, race and general improvement strategies. The Nordic option is to learn Classic or Skate Cross-Country Skiing. Working with the same Pro will give you the opportunity to develop something new each week, as you improve your technique through exercises and guided mileage.

    Holiday Camps!

    Join the mountain kids camp for the holiday season! Holiday Camps including 2-Day Park Camps and 3-Day Mountain camps are available a few times over the holiday period with dates subject to change, see the online events calendar for more festive details.

    Women’s Week March 1-5

    Ladies specials on lesson packages and après all week long! Pick a day or attend the entire week to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills with a group of likeminded women.

    Alpine Equipment Rentals

    The mountain rents almost everything needed for a fun day out on the slopes. Full gear packages including skis, or a snowboard, boots and poles are all available. Guests can choose daily rentals or season-long rental options. New this year, an additional rental pick-up location is available at the Comox Valley Visitor Centre to reduce indoor traffic at mountain locations and allows guests with vehicles to go directly to one of the various parking lots rights to the chairlifts. In addition to gear packages, helmets are also available to rent, but guests need to bring other accessories like waterproof outerwear, goggles, and gloves. All bookings will need to be made online or over the phone, at least a few days in advance of arrival.

    The Rossignol Demo Centre is located near the base of the Eagle Express chairlift. The Demo Centre is an excellent opportunity for guests to learn about the latest technology behind skis, boards and boots from the mountains team of gear experts. To put all that new knowledge to use, a fleet of Rossignol demo skis and snowboards will be available so guests will have the opportunity to take the gear out for a test drive. The Demo Centre also provides full-service Boot fitting and repair tech services.

    The Holiday Season

    Enjoy a post-card perfect holiday amongst the Winter Wonderland of Mount Washington with your family. Cheerful celebrations and a take-home festive feast are just a few of the holiday delights guests can expect when visiting. For more details on holiday festivities, see the events calendar online.

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