Mount Washington opens Friday

Mount Washington Alpine Resort will open for full winter operations on Friday, Dec. 8.

With an alpine base of over two metres, the resort will be opening all the front side lifts, including the Easy Acres beginner area.

“We anticipate a busy weekend in Easy Acres with our Learn to Ski and Snowboard Free program,” says Mt. Washington general manager, Peter Gibson. “In my 40 years in the ski industry, I haven’t seen a program like this at any other resort. I couldn’t be more proud of the Discovery Days initiative.”

The resort announced last week its ground-breaking beginner program, Discovery Days. A free program for beginners 13 and older who have never skied or snowboarded, Discovery Days runs Dec. 8 to 20. Partnering with ski industry giant, Rossignol, Mt. Washington built this program to encourage the growth of snow sports on Vancouver Island, and inspire an active and adventurous winter lifestyle.

Along with the alpine terrain, Mt. Washington will be operating the Tube Park plus the Nordic cross-country and snowshoe trails.

“We are very excited to have a Prinoth Bison XC Cat that just arrived this week,” says Nordic manager Marc Lyster. “This will improve the grooming to our cross-country trail system, creating smoother flats to glide on and more consistent track setting.”

The Nordic area will see nine trails open this weekend for cross-country and three snowshoe trails.

Ted’s Bar and Grill, Eagle View Bistro, the Alpine Café and the Hungry Marmot will all be open to serve hungry snow enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy the panoramic views of Vancouver Island’s winter wonderland. Guests needing to grab gear before hitting the slopes can visit Outdoor Elements, the Rossignol Demo Centre and Raven retail shops, fully stocked with brand-new equipment and soft goods.

Lifts will spin starting at 9 a.m. for opening weekend.

FMI: mountwashington.ca

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