Along with the West Coast of North America, Mount Washington has been hit by the Pineapple Express.
The weather phenomenon, which raised temperatures as high as 10C in the alpine, coupled with a lower than normal snowpack, has proved too much to take alongside the recent heavy rain.
As a result, the mountain’s snowpack, especially at lower elevations, is too lean to continue with full alpine operations for the time being.
“Our crews worked very hard to move snow around the mountain and fill in the gaps,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “But we’re now at the point where there’s simply not enough snow to farm so we need to work with the terrain that is available to us.”
Effective immediately, the resort has decided to operate the Hawk chair and Magic Carpets only. The lift price will be adjusted to be $33 plus tax for adults. There will be no night skiing until further notice. The Tube Park is still open regular hours.
During BC Family Day on Monday, Feb. 9, the resort will offer half-price lift tickets, making it only $16.50 for adults and $8.60 for children.
The theme for the weekend is Hawaii, so get dressed in your best summer wear. As Janet Carter, Guest Services Coordinator, says, “We can’t control the weather so we should have some fun with it!”
– Mount Washington Alpine Resort